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Living With Type 2 Diabetes: 20 Inspirational Blogs

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: 20 Inspirational Blogs

When thinking of diabetes what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Insulin? Injections? Of course, these things are very important – for type 1 diabetics. However, almost 90% of all diabetics have type 2 and mostly don’t need to inject insulin. But nevertheless, having type 2 diabetes can change your life completely and you need to take good care of your health. In the UK there are more than 135 and in the US more than 1400 diabetes-related amputations – every week. But the good news is: it doesn’t need to get that far. With the right treatment and responsible behavior, you can do a lot to prevent the progress of your diabetes. And you’re not alone: There are a lot of bloggers providing insight into their lives with type 2 diabetes, sharing their experience and motivation. How do I keep my blood glucose levels stable? What is the right diet for me? And is there an app that supports me with my diabetes? We’ve collected 20 of the most inspiring blogs about type 2 diabetes that you need to read: Are you missing one of your favorite blogs? Please write us in the comment section below. Diabetes Ramblings Sue writes about her personal experiences with type 2 diabetes and how she is dealing with her life as a mom of five. She says about herself: “I may have type 2 diabetes but it doesn't have me!” diabetesramblings.com Diabetes Stops Here On this blog, run by the American Diabetes Association, people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes share their stories about “what it means to live with diabetes, from frustrations and fears to friendships and triumphs”. diabetesstopshere.org Bob’s Blog, UK Bob writes about how he is living well with type 2 diabetes and how he is managing his condition with the right diet, exercise, and oral medication. fractis.net D Continue reading >>

10 Brilliant Type 2 Diabetes Blogs: 2018 Edition

10 Brilliant Type 2 Diabetes Blogs: 2018 Edition

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can come as a shock and will likely entail many questions. While your doctor will be on hand to answer many of these, support, advice, and insight is readily available online, largely from those living type 2 diabetes themselves. Such blogs are also part of a wonderful online community, where you can interact with people around the world and share wisdom with one-another. While there is an abundance of such resources available, we have narrowed it down to 10 of the very best all of which are active, engaging, and brimming with information and advice. Diabetes.co.uk is a wonderful resource for anyone living with diabetes, be it type 1 or 2, with a community of over one quarter of a million people. The blog is a particularly fascinating and eclectic part of the site, featuring fascinating stories that you may not find elsewhere. It is also chock-full of practical advice for people living with diabetes, making it one of the most comprehensive blogs on the web. Sue Rericha was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a decade ago, and has faithfully written her blog for almost as long. The mother of five had gestational diabetes throughout each of her pregnancies, and her blog gives readers an insight into many facets of her life. Sue is a prominent figure in online diabetes advocacy, and her blog provides a wonderful insight into her daily life from the fun to the frustrating and everything in between. For those looking for expert view on diabetes, and the latest news in the research world, the Diabetes Self-Management blog is one to bookmark. Penned by a range of authors including nutritionists, nurses, people living with diabetes, and other experts the blog is frequently updated with news, information, and advice. With its origins in print media in Continue reading >>

34 Diabetes Bloggers Give Us A Glimpse Of Behind The Scenes

34 Diabetes Bloggers Give Us A Glimpse Of Behind The Scenes

Writing is not everyones strongest feat. Those who can convey a story, a lesson learnt, or a memoir through their writing are not only storytellers but also educators. Bloggers and advocates who write about diabetes are just that. Through their stories and experiences, they share with us a vulnerable part of them in order to get a message across just in case it can help someone else who may be in their shoes. Its their way of saying you are not alone in your journey!. Before we continue with this article, I wanted to let you know we have researched and compiled science-backed ways to stick to your diet and reverse your diabetes. Want to check out our insights? Download our free PDF Guide Power Foods to Eat here. We reached out to 34 amazing bloggers and advocates of diabetes to share with us their thoughts and to invite readers into the world of ideas, thoughts, and personal sphere. They share with us their hardest diabetes related topic they had to write about, some of the techniques they use to draw readers interest, and some equally interesting comments and questions they have gotten in the past about their articles. All these bloggers have a main goal: to raise awareness and to educate us about the journey one is on with diabetes . What is the hardest diabetes blog subject that you had to write? What are some of the best techniques that you use in order to create a story to draw the reader in, and also help keep their attention while they learn about diabetes? What are some of the most interesting comments or questions that you have had in relation to your articles about diabetes A1: It can be challenging having people understand there is no magical diabetes dietpeople have a hard time believing that they can enjoy their favorite foods as long as they substitute in Continue reading >>

Blog About Travel And Advises As A Type 1 Diabetic

Blog About Travel And Advises As A Type 1 Diabetic

Welcome on World Diabetes Tour (WDT) website, association 1901 created in 2008 by Delphine Arduini , type 1 diabetic. WDT is an international community of patients with type 1 diabetes. WDT's mission is to connect, inspire and motivate Type 1 diabetics to live their lives to the full while controlling their diabetes. Of each and every experience we learn. And together, we are stronger! Programs T1D Challenge are organized by World Diabetes Tour with Sanofi Diabte as partner. Every year since 2013, a new sports challenge (trek of several days) brought together an international team of diabetics type 1 accompanied by an experienced medical staff. T1D Challenge are human and sporting adventures whose mission is to inspire type 1 diabetics from all over the world. World Diabetes Tour offers several stays each year, Adventure Team , whether sporting or not, in France or at the other end of the world. Living together a great sporting and human adventure, while learning from each other and from each experience to better manage his diabetes. Continue reading >>

The 10 Best Diabetes Blogs

The 10 Best Diabetes Blogs

Living with diabetes can be a challenging burden. But it can be helpful to share your frustrations and successes, and read about people's similar experiences. We have identified the best diabetes blogs that aim to inspire, empower, and educate readers. Diabetes is a group of diseases that impact how the body uses blood glucose, and it affects around 29.1 million people in the United States. Having type 1 diabetes means that the body does not produce enough insulin, and the condition is more commonly diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. But having type 2 diabetes means that the body cannot use insulin properly, and this type is more common in individuals over the age of 40 years. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 95 percent of all diagnosed diabetes cases. Keeping on top of your diabetes treatment plan can be a round-the-clock commitment that may feature blood sugar monitoring, medications and insulin, healthy eating, and regular physical activity. Medical News Today have rounded up the top 10 diabetes blogs, based on the quality of their information, helpful tips, recipes, fitness advice, and personal accounts. Speaking of Diabetes Speaking of Diabetes is the blog of the Joslin Diabetes Center. The Joslin Diabetes Center is a research and teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. Their team of more than 300 scientists is dedicated to finding innovative pathways to prevent, treat, and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While in pursuit of a world without diabetes, Joslin is helping to improve the lives of individuals with diabetes through patient education programs and care provided by their highly specialized and multi-skilled team. Speaking of Diabetes is designed for people with diabetes, as well as for their friends and family. Recent posts include tips for barbec Continue reading >>

5 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Help Reverse Prediabetes

5 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Help Reverse Prediabetes

5 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Help Reverse Prediabetes Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough for you to be considered diabetic. According to the American Diabetes Association , prediabetes is diagnosed when: A Hemoglobin A1C reading between 5.7-6.4 percent A fasting blood glucose between 100 -125 mg/dl An oral glucose tolerance test 2 hour blood glucose reading between 140 mg/dl-199 mg/dl A diagnosis of prediabetes usually indicates insulin resistance, which means your body doesnt use insulin properly. Insulin regulates your bodys usage and storage of sugar and fat. When your body uses insulin properly, it works like this: Your glucose (blood sugar) rises after you eat. Your pancreas releases insulin, which unlocks your cells. Your unlocked cells are then able to use the glucose for energy. What Happens If Your Body is Insulin Resistant If your body is insulin resistant, heres what happens: Your glucose (blood sugar) rises after you eat. Your pancreas releases insulin, but your cells resist the insulin and the glucose isnt introduced to the cells efficiently. The glucose stays in your blood (keeping your blood sugar levels high) because your cells arent burning the glucose for energy. Over time, high blood sugar levels damage your cells and may lead to nerve damage, blood vessel and organ damage, cardiovascular disease and more. Prediabetes can be a scary diagnosis, says Douglas Jones, MD , a physician at the Utah Valley Hospital Diabetes Management Clinic . But being told you have prediabetes isnt a death sentence. It can be a wake-up call to pay more attention to your body and make changes that will lead to a longer, healthier life. The best treatment for prediabetes? Lifestyle changes. When you have a lot Continue reading >>

What It’s Like To Live With Type 1 Diabetes

What It’s Like To Live With Type 1 Diabetes

What It’s Like To Live With Type 1 Diabetes By: Valeria Guerrero What’s it like? It’s pricking your finger endlessly throughout the day. It’s not being afraid of blood because you get used to seeing so much of it. It’s no longer feeling tremor to a needle because you’ve had no choice than to be poked by them every day. It’s being woken up countless times throughout the night to fix blood sugars that just won’t become stable. It’s waking up feeling hung over because your sugars were high all night no matter the amount of corrections you gave yourself. It’s not being able to eat whatever you want before carb counting and analyzing how it will affect your sugars later. It’s having to put on a fake smile every time you have to explain to someone that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are NOT the same thing. It’s not being able to go a single work out without stressing if you’re going to go too low, drop too fast or go high. It’s seeing all the scars all over our tummy, arms and legs from all the site changes and pokes and just cry. It’s people staring at you while you poke yourself and watching you like something is wrong with you. It’s people telling you “you can’ t have that” or “should you be eating that?” It’s people assuming you have type 2 when you say you have diabetes. It’s watching people look at you like you’re breaking the law by having a candy. It’s asking yourself what you did wrong because you got this disease even when they say it isn’t your fault. It’s remembering what it was like before being diagnosed and feeling nostalgic. It’s struggling with money and possibly going into debt because supplies are just so expensive. It’s wanting to cry whenever you hear a representative say “your insurance doesn’t co Continue reading >>

Asknadia: Named Best Diabetes Blog For 2017 By Healthline

Asknadia: Named Best Diabetes Blog For 2017 By Healthline

AskNadia: Named Best Diabetes Blog for 2017 by HealthLine AskNadia AKA Nadia Al-Samarrie #1 Diabetes Patient Advocated Want to stay in the know from a 27-year Veteran who has worked with healthcare professionals and lived with a type 1 and type 2 person with diabetes? Welcome to AskNadia (ranked #1 to 10 By Google) and Diabetes Health named Best Diabetes Blog for 2017 by Healthline, with 20 nominations and the first pioneer in bringing you online information that offers online articles to read, videos to view, podcast to listen to and home delivery of our print magazine . I am busy like everyone else and want practical, informative information in a sound bite with references that I can go to, if I want more details on a particular topic. If you want to save time, know exactly what is going on in a sound bite from a 27-year Veteran; sign up for my AskNadia email and be in the know. I understand how different self-management is when it comes to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The emotional roller coaster and burnout everyone faces can feel hopeless. Combine this with the higher depression rate for people with diabetes, staying motivated and optimistic can feel overwhelming. I am here to keep you inspired. Helping you stay motivated when no one else understands. I am the voice that says dont give up. I know how hard it is. You can do it. Let me ask you this? How many online diabetes sites do you go to that have owned and operated a diabetes store and radio show? How many online sites have you gone to that offer you someone like me, a person who has trained physicians and nurses in the leading hospital on insulin pump therapy? How many online sites have you gone to that have lived with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with a tragic family story of losing two loved ones to type 2. Do Continue reading >>

Diabetes Forecast Website Recognized In Healthlines Best Diabetes Blogs Of 2017

Diabetes Forecast Website Recognized In Healthlines Best Diabetes Blogs Of 2017

Diabetes Forecast Website Recognized in Healthlines Best Diabetes Blogs of 2017 The health news website Healthline has named Diabetes Forecast magazines website, DiabetesForecast.org , as one of its Best Diabetes Blogs of 2017. Healthline noted that diabetes blogs and other websites play a vital role in keeping people with diabetes informed, prepared, and motivated to manage their condition. The awards page praised Diabetes Forecasts coverage of a wide range of medical and lifestyle topics, as well as its profiles of notable people with diabetes such as Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor . Diabetes Forecast was one of 27 sites recognized by this award. Other recipients included community forums, patient self-advocacy groups, and personal blogs of people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Associations Diabetes Stops Here blog was also honored with the award. We greatly appreciate Healthlines shout out for the diabetes information and support that we share, says Kelly Rawlings, editorial director. Were also grateful for the support and encouragement of our members and subscribers as well as the entire diabetes community. Continue reading >>

10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Blogs Of 2018 | Everyday Health

10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Blogs Of 2018 | Everyday Health

Diabetes is one of the most stressful and serious chronic diseases a person can face, and its prevalence only continues to grow throughout the United States. Today an estimated 30.2 million American adults live with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes , and type 2 diabetes is most common of the two, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Commonly diagnosed among adults over age 40, a sudden type 2 diabetes diagnosis can completely rock your day-to-day life, not to mention lead you to change your priorities. From learning how to monitor blood sugar (glucose) levels to counting carb intake, type 2 diabetes isnt just a condition. Its a lifestyle. But one of the most helpful ways to develop diabetes-friendly habits is finding online support from others who share the same diagnosis. A study published in January 2012 from Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice suggests that people with type 2 diabetes were more successful in monitoring their blood sugar, lowering their blood pressure, and developing a healthy diet, among other good habits, when they attended diabetes support groups. In case youre seeking some support, too, weve rounded up some of the best type 2 diabetes blogs of the year. Whether youre looking for professional counsel, low-carb recipes, exercise inspiration, or simply a friend to lean on (or commiserate with, if its that kind of day), youll find them all here. This food-centric blog is written by a type 2 chef named Ward, who is determined to inspire others to embrace a decadent diabetes diet. When Ward learned he had type 2 diabetes, all those years working in family restaurants had only increased his passion to find delicious food for people living with the disease. On The Decadent Diabetic youll find blood-sugar-friendly recipe Continue reading >>

The Best Diabetes Blogs Of The Year

The Best Diabetes Blogs Of The Year

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at [email protected]! Diabetes is one of the largest health issues facing Americans today. More than 29 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes — and almost one quarter of them don’t know they have it. A further 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, a condition which increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A whopping 90 percent of these people are unaware of that, too. Both forms of diabetes — type 1 and type 2 — are chronic conditions, meaning they require a lifetime of careful treatment to be properly managed. If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can cause serious health complications. For those living with diabetes, the condition can be isolating and take up a significant amount of time as well as mental and emotional energy. Staying on top of your treatments can also be challenging, as everyday things can make a big impact on blood glucose readings, and treatment options are always changing. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best diabetes blogs out there. Whether you’re looking for recipes, resources, treatment options, or simple tips for living well, you’re sure to find something here for you. Diabetes Self-Management Blog Diabetes Self-Management has provided health information to the diabetes community for over 35 years. Their companion blog rounds up tips and info from both healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes. Posts range from hard-hitting news to tips and information you can use, like busting myths about grain. There are also personal stories, to Continue reading >>

Diabetessisters

Diabetessisters

Are you new to diabetes? Did you recently find out you are expecting? Do you feel as though no one really understands what you go through on a daily basis? Are you terrified of doing something wrong? Would you like to hear about another womans struggles and triumphs with diabetes? You can find exactly what you are looking for HERE at DiabetesSisters. Through our sisterTALK blogs, you will find an outstanding network of women who share their thoughts and feelings about the nuances of living with diabetes in weekly blogs. Whether you are experiencing Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or pregnancy and diabetes, there is someone here who "speaks your language." Every woman is highlighted for 3-6 months to tell us about her diabetes journey in her own words. By rotating bloggers on a 3-6 month basis, our readers are allowed to read about many different perspectives on the disease. If you have something in common with our highlighted bloggers or have a thought to share, we invite you to comment below the blog. If you are interested in serving as one of our "highlighted bloggers", please email us at [email protected] . Continue reading >>

Bmj Blogs: Diabetes Blog

Bmj Blogs: Diabetes Blog

Subscribe to the Diabetes blog blog feed here. Either copy this feed address and paste it into your news reader software or click the relevant one-click subscription button: CANVAS PROGRAM: A road-block in the SGLT-2 inhibitor juggernaut? The recent publication of CANVAS PROGRAM (1) raised more questions than expected. The SGLT-2 inhibitor group of molecules were basking in the glory of EMPA-REG trial (2) and its cardio-vascular & renal benefits when CANVAS PROGRAM came as a rude shock. This was the first cardiovascular outcomes trial which demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in cardiovascular death (38% relative risk reduction), hospitalisation due to heart failure (35% relative risk reduction) & all-cause mortality (32% relative risk reduction). Clinically these values translated into 22 lesser CV deaths, 25 overall deaths & 14 lesser hospitalisation due to heart failure for every 1000 patients treated with empagliflozin for 3 years. The results were so impressive (a persuasive P value of <0.001) that a class I indication for reduction of these end points was suggested by FDA. In December 2016, FDA awarded empagliflozin a new indication (apart from glucose lowering), i.e. lowering CV deaths in type 2 diabetic patients with CV disease (3). With the developments mentioned above there were a lot of expectations from the CANVAS PROGRAM. EMPA-REG trial documented CV benefits in those with established CV disease. Could the same benefits be translated to those without established CVD (the majority of the patient population we see in clinical practice)? CANVAS PROGRAM was supposed to answer this vital question in addition to assessing CV outcomes in those with established CVD. What was the clinical impact of CANVAS PROGRAM? The only end points in which canagli Continue reading >>

Diabetes Blogs And Forums

Diabetes Blogs And Forums

There are many resources available for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes online, including some excellent blogs and patient forums. To connect with other people living with diabetes, or to read perspectives from other patients, we’ve compiled a list of some popular forums and blogs below (ordered alphabetically). While not exhaustive by any means, we hope this list serves as a good starting point for exploring the diabetes online community (the "DOC"). Table of Contents: Diabetes Forums Children with Diabetes – Founded in 1995, Children with Diabetes is a forum where parents and other family members of children with diabetes can connect and share information and tips about schools and daycare, sports and athletics, nutrition and food, pregnancy, and other information related to raising a child with diabetes. It was started by type 1 parent Mr. Jeff Hitchcock after his daughter Marissa was diagnosed with diabetes. CWD also holds an amazing conference, Friends for Life, every July in Orlando. Diabetes Daily Forum – Diabetes Daily contains a collection of forums where patients, family members, and others in the diabetes community can post personal stories, ask questions, share news, and much more. Topics range from exercise and diet to clinical trial recruitment to how diabetes is portrayed in the arts and modern culture. Diabetes Daily Forum, along with the DiabetesDaily blog, was founded in 2005. Diabetic Connect - Diabetic Connect is an online diabetes community that provides people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with treatment information, recipes, news, several discussion forums, videos, and more. The website also includes an “Ask an Expert” feature in which users can post questions to be answered by health care professionals. TuDiabetes – A pro Continue reading >>

Top 25 Diabetes Blogs You Should Follow In 2017

Top 25 Diabetes Blogs You Should Follow In 2017

Living with diabetes and finding a resource that you can depend on and connect with can be hard. Even in this digital day and age where information about anything and everything you could possibly want to know about can be found, its often hard to find quality content. So, we decided to make life easier and do all the work for you. Below youll find a list of the top 25 diabetes blogs that offer everything from the latest and greatest in research, information on the disease, healthy recipes and diets, and most importantly, personal stories from real people living out their day to day lives with diabetes. This blog highlights people with diabetes or people living with someone who has diabetes. It gives you day to day insight on what its like for different people living with diabetes. While this blog also includes information about research, campaigns, and fundraising, its main focus is creating a connection and community with its audience by using real stories from real people. Whats also great about this blog is that you can separate blog posts by Type I and Type 2 diabetes so you can read about people that are more likely dealing with the issues youre dealing with. This blog will give you the most up to date research coming out about diabetes. They state that their sole focus is a biological cure for diabetes so their research is focused on cures. They have information on their websites about fundraisers around the United States (although many of the events are targeted at the Northeast) as well as workshops and most importantly, clinical trials. This is the resource to use if youre interested in being involved in a clinical trial as a patient. If youre looking for the best all-around blog for diabetes, youve found it. There are posts about everything from personal sto Continue reading >>

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