Around the Diabetes Blogosphere — August 2012 Edition

We’re winding down the summertime and making way for Fall. There have been so many Fantastic posts this past month… here is our monthly snapshot of a few we found especially notable (in no particular order):

We got a kick from this post by Alexis Pollak over at I Run on Insulin, who strove to do a little advocacy when checking out at the local drugstore! Totally laugh and sigh-worthy!

Meanwhile, the D-Mom Hallie Addington finished at The Princess and the Pump writes concerning a example of water park discrimination a friend of hers experienced this summer.

D-Dad Scott Benner shares a sweet story over at Arden’s Day about how his type 1 daughter is putting on her “Big Girl Pants,” and – thanks to a new law allowing CWDs to look at their BGs in class   — she will be doing more of her D-management because she begins third tier.

The subject of concealing your own diabetes or wearing it on your sleeve is a universal one that every PWD should deal with. We hear many of those stories, but it is interesting to see Richard Vaughn’s recent article about how he tackled this issue at different points in his life after his investigation over six decades ago!

Another thing all of us PWDs know is what it is like to be stalked by used test strips. Teen D-blogger Claire Montgomery finished at Thoughts on Life with Diabetesembraces her inner prankster and has a little fun with the idea! Just have a look at some of these “greatly placed” strips!

Finding new diabetes sites is always enjoyable, and we loved seeing our Australian Twitter friend Simon Boots begin his own blog, Simon from the 70s, this month!

On this note we wrote earlier this summer concerning the growing Twitter-chat phenom away from the U.S., and upgraded us that even more intriguing Diabetes Online Community expansion is happening across the world.

Karmel Allison admits she is a fan of reality TV show Project Runway, and with that she is encouraging fashion designer Tim Gunn to make a show theme targeted toward girls who organize their attire and accessories to accommodate a health issue. We are with you on this one, Karmel!

Chris Stocker over at The Lifestyle of a Diabetic has a comprehensive and enlightening Q&A with D-Dad Bennet Dunlap, in regard to the FDA and how it reviews and approves diabetes technology. Worth a read!

This one by Wendy Rose at Candy Hearts is a place that demands a box of tissues nearby once you read it…  She Didn’t See Me is superbly expressed and tugs at the heart-strings.

On a lighter note, can it be “diabeetus,” “diabeteetis” or “diabeetees?” Victoria Cumbo shares an great movie that strikes with this question, highlighting some thing our community so frequently laughs and shakes our minds around (if a Wilford Brimley commercial looks). Love this!

Sharing personal stories is exactly what this community is about, and Kerri Sparling recently gave people that opportunity over at Six Until Me after a newspaper article about the number of people with diabetes have been misdiagnosed. The reply was outstanding!

And Kerri hit it from the park yet again using “Insulin Haiku.” Got one of your own? Do share…

Over at ASweetLife, talented PWD journalist Catherine Price requires a hard look at the much-hyped and rather controversial D-research of Dr. Denise Faustman, at a article aptly subtitled “How Excited Should You Be? ” — while her colleague Karmel provides the in-depth history on the undertaking.

And happy 28th birthday to our friend Chris over at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia. We adore you, AND your cats, Mister!

We share our favorites every month, but we want to include yours also! Please send along the D-post picks for the month of September to us through  email. We look forward to hearing from you.

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