• Second Chances, Supportive Friends – #DBlogWeek Day 1

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 1 – Topic: I Can: In the UK, there was a diabetes blog theme of “I can…”  that participants found wonderfully empowering.  So lets kick things off this year by looking at the positive side of our lives with diabetes.  What have you or your loved one accomplished, despite having diabetes, that you weren’t sure you could?  Or what have you done that you’ve been particularly proud of?  Or what good thing has diabetes brought into your life?  (Thank you to the anonymous person who submitted this topic suggestion.) Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog Week, and what better way to kick things off than with a post about a couple of good things…

  • My Hat’s Off to Everyone

    Today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic is: My Favorite Things As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things from the week. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment left on your blog that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing! Well, here we are. It’s the last day of the Fifth Annual Diabetes Blog Week, and the topic of the day is all about sharing our favorites from the week.  I’ve read so many great blog posts this week. I could spend a long time trying to narrow down…

  • Less is More

    Today’s Diabetes Blog Week Topic is: Saturday Snapshots Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves. Let me start by saying that I always love photo day during Diabetes Blog Week. I love it because I’m very much a visual kind of person, and it gives me a chance to focus more on capturing aspects of life through images, while not having…

  • A Hacked together Mascot Recipe

    Today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic is:  Diabetes Life Hacks Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes.  Tell us everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen (scroll to the bottom of this post). Please remember to give non-medical advice only! I spent most of the day yesterday and today trying to figure out what to post for today’s topic.  I’ve also spent all day dealing with a case of food poisoning, so to say I’ve been distracted would be an understatement.   I thought about simply skipping today, but I…

  • Mantras, Reminders, and Walks in the Woods

    Today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic is:  Mantras and More Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day.  Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day.  Is there something positive you tell yourself?  Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through?  Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost?  Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too? On my worst days with diabetes and congestive heart failure, when everything seems to be going wrong and I’m ready to give up,  I try to remember how far I’ve come since I started on this journey.  I try to…