From Haircuts to Deli Counter Calisthenics: The Bloggers Have Spoken

“Diabetes looks different to everyone.” Sara Prevost’s simple statement rings so true with many of us in the diabetes community.

I’ve been keeping an eye on the blogs of people who let us know they were making the commitment to blog about diabetes every day of November since the beginning of American Diabetes Month®. Reading all the different perspectives has really helped me understand Sara’s point even more.

These blogs have been covering any and every aspect of life with diabetes – from haircuts to getting in exercise at the grocery store.

Although the month is still going and many blogs are yet to be posted, I wanted to share a handful of these posts with you:

The Insulin CrowdDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. started with some of the basic information about diabetes, but has continued with in-depth information.  She even dedicated an entire post to insulin pumps.

SarahndipityDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. also wrote about her insulin pump, or more specifically, what she did when it stopped working.

Fashionably SweetDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. was able to illustrate exactly why she wants to stop diabetes by combining photos of her and her husband to see what their future children might look like.

Similarly, Lisa From ScratchDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. posted a Wordless Wednesday photo titled “Goals” with books about pregnancy, baby names, and pregnancy with pre-existing diabetes.

Texting My PancreasDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. shared an educational poster board series she made for a science fair over 20 years ago. (Oh my, how things have thankfully changed since then!)

FactotumDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. wrote about the connections between knowing the genetic links to diabetes and how that inheritance has enabled her to relax her perfectionist tendencies when it comes to her other endeavors – writing and art.

Jen’s Diabetes Roller CoasterDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. also addresses family members living with diabetes and draws a whole web of relatives and friends who have diabetes.

Among the many, many blogs about World Diabetes Day is The Princess and the Pump’s Denotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement.story about making bold and celebratory plans for the day, only to end up in the hospital struggling with ketones. (Glad to know she’s feeling better now!)

For the end of Daylight Savings, DorkabeticDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. recommended that everyone set their clocks back… and remember to change their lancets!

DiabetesaliciousnessDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. posted a letter to the Discovery Channel encouraging a “Diabetes Mythbusters” show (and offers herself up as a producer!).

BlogobetesDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. offers a “diabetes fact” at the end of each post, while In the Short RowsDenotes external link. Please see our Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Link Endorsement. states her blood glucose level at the beginning of each post.

I think these are phenomenal perspectives to share. As soon as I start to believe that I’ve got a comprehensive view of diabetes, someone will write something that points out what I’ve missed.  Don’t forget to check out our daily posts on our online community, too!

Have you been blogging about diabetes every day of November? Did you want to be mentioned on our future blogroll, but didn’t tell us you wanted to participate? Send us an email and let us know, or learn more details here!

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