2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

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If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog?

For today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic, I went back to look at my blog posts that I’ve written.  It was pretty fun to go back and reflect on the last 2.5 years, 247 posts.  My posts range from a variety of topics.  It was fun to see how I started a Couch 2 5K program then ultimately a year later, ran my first half marathon.  I have a lot of blog posts devoted to exercise and races.  It was also fun to read about some of the recipes I’ve made over the years.  I’ve been slacking recently with cooking since I had my son so it’s nice to be reminded that I haven’t always been as lazy or crunched for time as I am now. I have also written a lot of blog posts on pregnancy, travel, reading, endocrinologists, CGMs, good days and bad days with diabetes.

My top read post was when I reviewed the new Medtronic 530G insulin pump and Enlite sensor.  It was also my most commented on blog post.  How to Get Carelink to Work on a Mac was my second most read (sensing a theme with Medtronic?).  And my Tandori Chick Kabobs recipe was a close third, thanks to Pinterest.

If I had to pick my favorites they would be these:

  1. My first blog post – It introduces me to the DOC and I mention how I’m looking forward to connecting with others, something I definitely feel I’ve accomplished :).
  2. Richmond and Type 1 Diabetes – I grew up in Richmond but it wasn’t until I moved back that I met fellow Type 1 Diabetics.
  3. 20 Years with Diabetes – I love this post mainly because it has a picture of what my doctor’s note looked like when I was diagnosed. (to save you time from clicking that post, here is the photo:

    Diabetes diagnosis in pink block

    Diabetes diagnosis in pink block

  4. Tips for Getting an A1C Below Six – When I started this blog, I was just hoping for an A1C below seven and then I somehow was able to get my A1C below 6, something I never thought possible!  It wasn’t easy to do but I found that if I followed my tips, I could keep it there (although now I don’t have much time to focus on all of the steps).
  5. Baby Boy Has Arrived – As I mentioned in a previous post this week, I’m so proud that I was able to give birth to a happy, healthy boy.  This blog post is one of my favorites because it’s when I introduced my son to the DOC.


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