Top 50 Diabetes Blogs

Published by Jennifer on December 04, 2010

Diabetes has become an epidemic, and the number of blogs about diabetes is growing. Patients with Type I and II diabetes, parents of children with diabetes, diabetes support groups and group blogs fill the following list of the top 50 diabetes blogs. All blogs are current and updated, with information for others who may seek peer support. As a nurse or nurse practitioner, you might use these blogs as support for patients.

Insulin PumpType I Diabetes

  1. Amylia Grace: This writer and poet was diagnosed with T1 diabetes as a child. She believes having diabetes has helped her develop empathy and appreciate the little victories in life as much as the big ones.
  2. Better Cell: This blogger has had diabetes since age five, and blogs about the Type I variety.
  3. Blogging Diabetes: This blog was founded one year before the blogger’s ten-year diagnosis anniversary.
  4. Diabetes Mine: This blog, written by Amy Tenderich (Type 1, diagnosed 2003), is filled with over five years’ worth of diabetic information.
  5. Diabetesaliciousness: A T1 Diabetic since age 8, Kelly is a diabetes advocate, consultant, motivational speaker, and “Lover of cupcakes.”
  6. Diabetties: A “Betty” is a strong, independent woman, like this one, who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.
  7. LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles: A journal from one of the first I1 diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring.
  8. Pumplandia: Violet’s Diabetes Blog: This blogger offers random information about living and copy with T1 diabetes.
  9. Six Until Me: Kerri Morrone Sparling was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1986. She writes about her life as a writer and as a community leader at dLife (see Diabetes Advice and Support category below).
  10. The Life of a Diabetic: Chris is a T1 diabetic diagnosed at age 19. He shares the ways he manages his lifestyle with this disease through his blog.
  11. Type 1 Diabetes Blog: Gary Gilles is the T1 diabetes blog guide at this About.com topic.

Type IIType II Diabetes

  1. Don Diabetes Blog: Jim is a diabetic living with Type 2 diabetes. This is his new blog.
  2. Living Diabetic: This Type II diabetic shares personal experiences with the disease through this blog.
  3. The Poor Diabetic: Ronald has diabetes mellitus, or Type II diabetes. He offers tips on effective diabetes management.
  4. Type 2 Diabetes – A Personal Journey: This diabetic shares personal experiences in learning how to manage T2 diabetes.
  5. Type 2 Diabetes Blog: Although this blog is about Type II diabetes, other diabetics can find useful information here.
  6. Type 2 Diabetes Blog: About.com guide Elizabeth Woolley writes solely about Type II diabetes.

InsulinOther Personal Blogs

  1. Bitter-Sweet: “Because life with diabetes isn’t all bad.” This knitter and life-lover shares her blessings.
  2. D•blog: The goal is to help you improve your diabetes management by sharing motivational tips, recent research, observations, reflections and more at this blog.
  3. Diabetes: This blog talks about news and scientific advances in diabetes management.
  4. Diabetes Update: A woman diagnosed with diabetes updates this blog, which represents the Web site, Blood Sugar 101.
  5. Diabetic Radio: This blogger’s goal is to give online support & encouragement via blogging, podcasting, and connecting with blog members.
  6. Dorkabetic: Dorkabetic is about “glucose levels and geekery. It’s about insulin pumps and incredibly nerdy things. It’s my dorky life…with diabetes.”
  7. Dr Jekyll and Mrs Low: A blog about pumps, sugar, fingersticks and more.
  8. Every Day Every Hour Every Minute: This woman has been on an insulin pump for four years, and on the CGMS for three years.
  9. Gina — Your Diabetes BFF: Gina is a diabetic blogger, advocate and insulin pumper who shares her space for community, resources and news.
  10. Living with Diabetes and Lapband: How one person copes with diabetes, teaching high school, beagles, dog agility and lapband surgery.
  11. My Sugar Free Sweet Life: Snag recipes and learn more about diabetes through this woman’s personal blog.

DiabetesDiabetes Advice and Support

  1. Diabetes Blog: This blog informs diabetics about their illness.
  2. Diabetes Daily: This site offers community, tools, recipes and a directory to help diabetics with their disease.
  3. Diabetes Developments: David Mendosa is a freelance journalist and consultant specializing in diabetes. He writes on the latest developments in diabetes.
  4. Diabetes Self-Management Blog: A variety of bloggers share their advice, news and personal information about diabetes.
  5. Diabetes Sisters: DiabetesSisters offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives.
  6. Diabetia: A diabetes blog about natural treatments, child diabetes, symptoms, recipes and more for all diabetics.
  7. diaTribe: This site is made for that tribe of people who are smart about diabetes and believe in intensive management.
  8. dLife: This blog is part of a larger community for diabetics, including recipes and healthy eating.
  9. Reversing Diabetes Blog: This commercial blog offers ideas for recommended diabetes products and treatments.
  10. The Diabetes Online Community: The Diabetes Online Community (DOC as we call it) was created in 2005 by people with diabetes who wanted to share their life with the world in order to help others find solace and comfort.

ParentParents’ Blogs

  1. A Shot in the Dark: A mom talks about her son’s Type 1 diabetes on this blog.
  2. Candy at Midnight: A blog about a son with Type 1 diabetes.
  3. DanielDoo: This family is coping with Type 1 diabetes, Asperger’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
  4. Diabetes Sweeties: This blog is devoted to a parent’s every day struggles with parenting a child with Type 1 diabetes.
  5. High Up…Down Low: Journaling about the life of a son diagnosed with Juvenile diabetes in 2003.
  6. My Diary as the Mom of a Diabetic Princess: The princess is one of four children, and she has Type 1 diabetes.
  7. My son has diabetes: A blog written by a mom with two children, one who has Type I diabetes.
  8. Our Life With Children & Diabetes! A mom of three children with Type 1 diabetes blogs about family life.
  9. Type 1 Diabetes: The light and dark sides of raising a child with Type 1 diabetes.
  10. Wicked Sweet: A parent’s “wicked sweet journey with a type 1 child.”
  11. Wild and Precious Life: “Random thoughts on motherhood, yoga, poetry, food, diabetes, Celiac, and life” from a mom with a son who has diabetes.
  12. Without Envy: A daughter is diagnosed with Type I diabetes, and this blog takes off within days of that diagnosis.

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