For some time now the Unicorn has been the metaphor for the DOC, so what a great surprise it was to see the unicorn featured on GLEE this week!
The show, entitled "I am Unicorn" opens with a conversation between Brittany (Heather Morris) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) in which Brittany is offering to help Kurt with his campaign to be student body president because she believes that he is "the biggest unicorn." Kurt, of course, doesn't understand her reference, so she explains the story behind the unicorn (keep in mind this is a 16 year old girl who still believes in Santa Claus). "When a pony has done a good deed he gets a horn, so he becomes a unicorn. Then he poops out cotton candy until he forgets he's magical and his horn falls off...The point is, a unicorn is someone who knows they're magical and isn't afraid to show it."
Albeit Brittany's explanation is a bit silly, I couldn't help but think what an accurate description it was for the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). Its members are truly magical, in the ways they support each other, are there for each other, and take care of each other.
I cannot think of a more perfect metaphor for the DOC.
The first part of the above mentioned episode is available below.