Today’s topic for the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week is “Find a Friend”—the idea being that we often forge new bonds and friendships with people who blog as part of the Diabetes Online Community, and that we should share them with others.
When Madeline was first diagnosed, I spent hours online researching information about T1 that was available through universities and medical institutions… and by happenstance, found some interesting, and in some cases more helpful, information through the blogs of people with T1 and parents of children with T1. At that time, I started developing a list of these blogs, which I then recommended on my own blog.
Bottom line, I have found some great people, sharing helpful and poignant stories about life with T1, through the DOC. These are my go-to blogs—those that “speak” to me most deeply and provide the insights I am seeking:
Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes: Katy has struck gold with her humorous and unique approach to sharing life as a parent of a child with T1.
Beta Buddies: Reyna should do stand-up somewhere. She’s that funny. And deep, too.
Without Envy: written by Steven Lee Gilbert, this blog is simply a beautiful work of literature about living with T1.
Our Diabetic Life: Meri shares her experiences parenting not one, but three, children with T1.
Six Until Me: I love reading this blog from Kerri Morrone Sparling—it helps me “see” Madeline’s future as being possible, and even happy.
And then, because I am health-obsessive and freakishly interested in whole food nutrition, I’ve found a few blogs that I regularly visit for information, inspiration and recipes:
Green Kitchen Stories: David and Luise share beautiful photography and elegant vegetarian recipes.
Healthy Green Kitchen: I love Winnie Abramson’s approach to sharing her strategies for whole food living.
100 Days of Real Food: Lisa Leake’s real-mom blog about her journey transforming her family’s nutritional life has gone viral, and she always has interesting and helpful information about products as well as great recipes.
Nourished Kitchen: simply awesome.
Michael Pollan: stumbing upon Michael’s writing and research—during the frenzied hours I spent searching for information to help me deal with my mom’s cancer diagnosis back in 2009—completely revolutionized my thinking about health and nutrition.