This week is the 3rd annual Diabetes Blog Week. I’ve only been blogging about this stuff for a couple of months, but what the heck, I’m going to “go for it”.
Each day of the week, there is a chosen topic for everyone participating. Day 1 is “Find a Friend”.
Our instructions: “It seems the most popular thing about Diabetes Blog Week is that it helps us find blogs we weren’t reading yet and connect with some new blog friends. With that in mind, let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by making some new connections. Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!! Let’s all find a new friend today! “
Wow. Can you say impossible task? There are so many amazing blogs out there. Immediate decision made to change the word “one” in the above instructions to “a few”.
I’ve been a lurker in the DOC since right after my little guy was diagnosed. (For those of you wondering, DOC is short for the Diabetes Online Community…it took me a while to figure this out). More recently, I’ve become a regular follower of quite a few blogs, always looking forward to the next post delivered to my inbox.
I’m particularly obsessed with the blogs written by parents of children with Type 1. There is something oddly addictive about reading stories from others whilst nodding my head and saying to myself, “OMG..Yes, I know! I’ve been there too.” Aside from my husband and family, reading blogs written by other parents was my single most comforting activity after the little guy’s diagnosis. I knew I wasn’t alone and for that, I was beyond grateful.
So, here it is. A few of my favorites.
1. Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes – So funny. Makes me laugh every time. Love the writing style and our kiddos are almost identical in age, gender and diagnosis date, so there is heavy head nodding in agreement. Reminds me that a sense of humor is required when it comes to getting through each day.
2. Arden’s Day – From a dad’s perspective. Love the latest info on diabetes and am inspired by his desire to get involved by creating a new charity to provide insulin pumps and CGM’s to those less fortunate.
3. Dog Goes to College – So inspirational to read about a successful young lady in college with Type 1. Awesome place to learn about diabetic service dogs. Amelia is a great role model for young people with Type 1.
Hope you’ll check these out, if you haven’t seen them already. I’m looking forward to discovering a few new blogs myself this week!