Diabetes Blog Posts of February 2017

February could be a shorter month, but that doesn’t imply that our Diabetes Online Community is short of amazing content! With love from the air as normal this Valentine’s month we all wanted to adhere to that theme by demonstrating our love for fellow D-Bloggers who’ve bared their hearts and souls once more in a month of posts that are outstanding.

Here we proceed with this month’s set of some of the top “must-reads” that caught our eye, in no Specific order:

Marking its 5th year, the yearly Spare a Rose, Save a Child effort spanned the DOC in this Valentine’s Day     month and with the support of this second yearly Diabetes Blog Week attempt, has raised $21,785 so far to assist children with diabetes in developing nations get life-saving insulin and diabetes supplies. As always, our hearts are bursting with appreciation for those who make this happen every year.

Of course, we must be sure to love ourselves despite our busted pancreases… Over at the My Dear Pancreas site, T1 D-peep Trip Stoner inquires, “Do You Love Me? ” and strums the center strings using a innocent question-answer interchange between a young child with diabetes and his mom. Surely an awwww-inspiring article, for certain.

We loved catching up with Anil, a kind 2 blogger since 2005 who writes at Living with Diabetes. She was also spreading the love, stating Thank You to her Dear Diabetes this month.

There was likewise a lotta love and peer service in Las Vegas this season, with the Diabetes UnConference bringing many PWDs together from throughout the country for a weekend of sharing and caring. Thanks to Stephen Shaul for sharing this UnConference event recap over at his Happy Medium blog. Great to hear that it was “mission accomplished” once more, and we’re looking forward to attending the latter-2017 UnConference in October!

Beautiful writing by D-Mom Pam Osbourne at Adventures in Diabetes Parenting, that shares a narrative about The Nervous Nurse involving her kind 1 daughter’s temporary and fulltime nurses at college.

Our PWD friend Renza in Australia attended the Advanced Technologies and Treatments in Diabetes (ATTD) seminar in Paris recently, and we very much appreciated her recap of this DOC D-meetup there in addition to her perspective on trying to balance out her conflicted feelings between enthusiasm over cool new technology and apprehension for those who don’t have access to the fundamentals. Insightful stuff, as always!

There’s quite a bit of policy discussion these days about health care reform, and our blogging friend Chris Stocker at Life of a Diabetic shares a recent experience that he dubs, The Dark Side of the ACA. Grrrr.

Yep, diabetes can be stressful at times. That is why it’s extremely important to find equilibrium, like our Canadian T1 friend Kayla Brown has done in managing pressure by organizing relaxing actions like taking baths, going for walks or to the gym, taking time to get friends, and also some retail therapy :-RRB-

Hey, grab a cup of coffee (or whatever your drink) and have a peek at Ally’s new series called “Coffee Dates,” over at her Really Light No Sugar blog. We love the open invites she’s giving to talk about important issues, for example insulin accessibility and affordability.

Musings on how a Stephen King character helped make one girl a much better D-Mom? As always, this site article from Moira McCarthy Stanford at A Sweet Life is Well worth a read.

Leave it to longtime kind 1 Rick Phillips to bare all in the name of camaraderie, admitting blog-post-style that: “I’m a Prick When I’m Low.” Thanks for the smiles, Rick — along with the reminder that I must do a fingerstick!

Ah, those tumultuous adolescent years with type 1 diabetes board… that experience is just starting for this D-Mom over at The Understudy Pancreas, who blogs about her loved ones now being 13 Years In following her daughter “Pumplette’s” T1D diagnosis.

What do you imagine when you think of Life, Diabetes-Free? Kerri Sparling at SixUntilMe explores that mind-bending train of thought after reading a recent post on the subject.

We’re sending happy fourth “dia-versary” wishes to Kimberly in Scotland, that was diagnosed on Feb. 25, 2013 and writes a fantastic family lifestyle site called the Odd Hogg. She dubs herself “a tough Hogg to follow” — a fun play in their name. And they have a modest one-year-old child named Piglet… LOVE IT! Great to add you to our blogroll, Hogg Family!

Ever imagine what your diabetes may sound like if it was set to music? Well, just ask Dr. Zack Moir, yet another T1 D-peep in Scotland who is a musician, composer and producer mastering the sax, piano and guitar. Attempting to exemplify his D-management in musical shape, he set the sounds of tasks like tapping a sugar strip or zipping his supply instance with his everyday glucose amounts to make a musical score, embodying the numerous physical feelings of High and very low blood sugars. OK badly, this is brilliant! His first operation was in February, and it is titled “IDDM” (you know, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus). Take a tune!

We discuss our favorites each month, and would love to add yours. Please send along your D-post picks for the month of March to us via email. We look forward to hearing from y’all.

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