About the Diabetes Blogosphere at November 2015

November is coming to a close, and it’s time take a step back and enjoy all that has been shared throughout this Diabetes Awareness Month.

We have a whole lot to be thankful for, with a lot of pancreatically-challenged peeps writing from the center.

As always, it’s tough to choose only a handful to highlight in our monthly DOC (Diabetes Online Community) Blog Roundup, but we have worked hard to compile the very best rundown we can of some of the great stuff we saw in November (in no specific order).

Let’s know what you think about such posts, and if there is anything else you find highlight-worthy.

High blood sugars can be a kick in the sweater-covered teeth, but long-term complications aren’t first on our head once the meter yells 400 at us. Briley at inDpendence brings that house in her “High Ideas” post.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our friend and admired D-analyst Kelly Close penned a column lately that is worth a study, about the state of diabetes medication and technology these days.

With this being Diabetes Awareness Month, D-Mom Meri Schuhmacher-Jackson at Our Diabetic Life looks at the “Hilarity of Diabetes” with regard to the numerous myths and misconceptions from the general public.

Paris and WDD

Our hearts were with Paris and all those worldwide who’ve been victimized by terrorism. And as one of the latest attacks coincided with World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, D-Dad Scott Benner at Arden’s Day wrote an insightful post from the heart of conflicting emotions.

Did you hear the joke about President Barack Obama joking about diabetes… during Diabetes Awareness Month? This month, yeah, that actually happened! Maybe not everyone found it amusing naturally, also this post by Andrea King over at A Sweet Life sums up the debate.

Move Blue… so many People do throughout D-Awareness Month. D-Dad Tom Karlya has some thoughts on that specific hue and what it may mean to our neighborhood.

The nyc marathon took place Nov. 1, and one of our own took part!   Join us in sending congrats to T1D Heidi at The Runner Hi to get beating 26.2 miles through New York with CGM and Gatorade in tow.

D-Mom Maureen over at Form 1 Mum recaps a current joint visit to the pediatrician and endocrinologist, and also the “family experience” shared with other people in the waiting area.

Wow… You want a vivid account of what it’s like going to bed with type waking trembling? This paints a film — that is all too familiar for many people!

What if 13-year-old Jesse Alswager’d not expired because of diabetes back in 2010? That’s a heartfelt question D-Mom Michelle Page-Alswager considers in this sad but touching post from earlier this month. Be sure to find some tissues ahead of time for this one.

“I didn’t ask for this” is a post from Kelly in England, a student nurse with T1D who writes at DiabeticQueen, following her identification in late 2013. We are pleased to have discovered her, and think many can relate to the raw feelings Kelly shares in this post.

Fellow type 1 Chris Stocker pens an nearly informative article on “How I Became an Empowered Patient.” Definitely worth a read from anybody who may think of themself as an e-patient in one kind or another — or wishes to become one. And btw: Please send Chris some thoughts following his 6-year-old niece’s current T1D diagnosis. We are sorry to hear about this Family Identification, but understand Chris comes with an arsenal of D-experience and DOC buddies to assist his family.

Brittany and Liam

We are always watching out for partners, spouses and girlfriends/boyfriends sharing their own POVs on which it’s like to love somebody with diabetes. This one at Diabetes Daily Grind comes from Brittany in Canada, who follows our train of thought in that “Laughter is the Best Medicine” for diabetes. Thanks Brittany, for sharing!

We share our favorites each month, but we want to include yours! Please send along your D-post picks for the month of December to us via email, or on Twitter or Facebook. We look forward to hearing from y’all.

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