Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #9, November 2, 2012

Appreciating the American Diabetes Association's hard work and taking the next steps.

Denise and Bean are thankful for the ADA's efforts and the willingness of the Alaska Board of Nursing who recently changed their policies allowing trained non-medical staff administer insulin and glucagon. Denise joined the training process and helped the staff with some drills and additional training. Big steps for the safety of kids with diabetes in Alaska.

My Sweet Bean and Her Pod

A touching post letting us in on a mother's point of view.

Danielle's mom takes the stage for this post, and her words probably echo what many parents have felt with the diagnosis of their child. There's something especially moving with her words about doing all she can to help keep Danie as safe and healthy as can be.

Danie, Diabetes and Dieting

Finding ways to add joy to life through healthy choices and recognizing that diabetes is hard.

Marie Smith is one of the most incredible people I have ever met. A musical genius who is dealing with both diabetes and myasthenia gravis, two diseases that battle for her attention and pull in exact opposite directions, Marie has an appreciative lens on life. In this post she talks about the labels we assign ourselves, and hopefully gets us to rethink some of our critiques.

Joy Benchmarks

What exactly is T1D Exchange, and why should you care?

Riva Greenberg takes a look at an ambitious and exciting initiative called T1D Exchange, and shares some details about the goals and channels involved. This whole thing is much bigger than what we can see from the outside, and it is exciting to hear about the collaboration. Definitely worth checking out and supporting.

Huffington Post

Send a figurative blue cupcake to thank, congratulate, or celebrate!

Have you ever wanted to send a special little something to a loved one with diabetes who is celebrating a diaversary? Or to congratulate them on their recent A1c (or even just getting an A1c test done)? What about a nice 'thank you' message for supporting a ride or walk? That is exactly what Blue Cupcake is all about.

Diabetes Mine

Just think about what you would want to hear.

The one and only Ninjabetic busts out his video camera for some long-overdue vlog action on this special Blue Friday. As usual, he just opens it up and lets his brain and mouth run with it, and as usual, what pours out is pure gold, straight from the heart, with a smile and chuckle.


Pictures can sometimes carry messages that words cannot.

Cara shares a diabetes awareness month project that is spreading quickly through the diabetes online community. Packed with variety, this 'Photo a Day' project has themes that cater to many different styles, and evokes some of the creative energy you have in you.

Every Day Every Hour Every Minute

Combining a couple of National Health Blog Post Month prompts yields great stuff!

Liz dives into two different #NHBPM prompts to talk about why she writes about her health and how she turned to the Internet shortly after her type 1 diabetes diagnosis. She discovered blogs and twitter chats, and started asking questions, and getting answers.

Idealistic Ramblings

Learning much from the online community.

Another #NHBPM participant, Kelly Booth, talks about being a veteran in the diabetes game yet learning invaluable information from others in the community. Feeling a bit isolated and not getting the details she needed from her health care team, her most useful information started to come from others living with diabetes.

Trials & Tribulations of Being a Type 1 Diabetic by Kelly Booth

Morning workouts and one athlete's method for sticking to them.

Alexis would much rather sleep in than get up and go running (or boxing), but she knows she needs to get her exercise done. In this post, she shares some of her methods for convincing herself to get moving and get those workouts done. Maybe there's a tip here you can use?

I Run on Insulin

About Scott K Johnson

Scott K. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. He has been writing about his struggles and successes with diabetes since late 2004.

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Kelly Booth says:

5 November 2012 at 9:20 am

Thank you for sharing my blog Scott! People like you are what helped me learn more about diabetes and helped me survive!

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