Diabetes Blog Week – Spread the Love

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Diabetes Blog Week

Diabetes Blog Week started on Monday, May 13th and went through Sunday, May 19th.  I was able to post each day through Saturday and then I left for the beach so I missed out on posting the final day-Sunday.  Sunday’s topic was Spread the Love:

As another Diabetes Blog Week draws to a close, let’s reflect on some of the great bloggers we’ve found this week. Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved during Diabetes Blog Week, and tell us why they’re worth reading. Or share three blogs you’ve found this week that are new to you.

This has been such an amazing experience to be a part of.  I know I’ve stated it many times in my writing but up until joining the DOC, I felt so alone with my diabetes.  Reading all the posts from DBlog week was very therapeutic.  Sure, my need to check every item off of a list had me reading every single post which became slightly burdensome (how do people do it?!) but was still a rewarding experience.  I learned I’m not the only one that sucks at remembering to change my lancet! I loved reading the accomplishments that included having a baby because I am hoping to add that to my list of accomplishments in the next year or two.  I also really enjoyed the Diabetes Art that people did…the DOC is a creative bunch :).  I tried to comment on a lot of articles but I found that the majority of my comments tended to be how much I loved their post-there were so many great articles.  I also found so many new blogs that I am excited to read going forward; I need to update my blogroll. 🙂

Three new blogs I found this week:

  1. Meri at Our Diabetic Life-mom of 3 T1Ds!  I’m pretty sure she deserves the mom of the year/decade? award
  2. Laura at A1Conceive-similar point in her life as me-babies on the horizon and I love her writing style
  3. Stacey at The Girl with the Portable Pancreas-I enjoyed reading her posts throughout the week but the story about her dad really touched me

Three articles I enjoyed:

  1. Melissa at Sweetly Voiced’s Day 3 Memory post: To me it’s such a scary thing to be low and I am often guilty of overtreating a low, so reading about Melissa’s 2 pizza treatment of a low was relatable and the article itself really showed how far we have come in care between the 90’s and 2010’s.
  2. Matt at Insulin Pumps Need Tetris’s Day 6 Diabetes Art post-He made Australia out of test strips, not only creative but impressive that he had that many test strips lying around to make the continent, plus I love the name of his blog-I had a friend that used to always ask me if he could play Tetris on my pump 😛
  3. Karen at Blah Blah Bklyn’s Day 3 Memory post:  Her post was about the day she realized her life was forever changed.  It was a very touching story and will now make me look at jelly in a whole new light.

If you want to check out the posts yourself, here is the participant list and link lists for each day:
Day 1: Share and Don’t Share
Day 2: We, The Undersigned
Day 3: Memories
Day 4: Accomplishments Big and Small
Day 5: Freaky Friday
Day 6: Diabetes Art
Day 7: Spread the Love
Wildcard Day 1: Dream Diabetes Device
Wildcard Day 2: Diabetes Wild Kingdom

Thanks for Karen at Bittersweet Diabetes for hosting this amazing week…looking forward to next year 🙂

One thought on “Diabetes Blog Week – Spread the Love

  1. Thanks so much for participating and I’m so glad you really enjoyed it!!! Thank you also for reading ALL of the posts – it’s no small accomplishment. (I’m still working my way through them.)

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