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Top 10 Diabetes Blogs

Top 10 Diabetes Blogs

Are you interested in connecting with other people who havediabetes and/or learning more about diabetes care and treatment? Today, it is easier than ever to find an online community with plenty of support and caring individuals. Heres a top 10 list of some of our favorite diabetes blogs! These communities can keep you in touch with cutting edgeadvances and treatments. new products and diabetes resources. Our list also includesgreat blogs devoted to diabetes diet recipes and exercise. Take a look at our featured diabetes blogs and feel free to leave a comment with your favorite diabetes blog! Diabetes Daily : This blog has a section for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. There are plenty of recipes to try and also a community forum. TuDiabetes Heres a great blog that even has a community section for newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. TheFitBlog Another excellent blog with an added focus on the importance of exercise as related to diabetes. Includes lots of diabetes-friendly recipes too! Need more help with getting started on a safe exercise regimen? This blog features personal trainers who will work with you toset up a individualized plan. Diabetes Mine This blog includes informative articles about all aspects of diabetes care. There is also a product review that spotlights new advances and technologies related to diabetes control. Diabetic Connect A huge diabetes community sharing any diabetes topic you can think of. Also includes latest news, new products and resources. A Sweet Life- Topics and input from a wide variety of guest bloggers giving a range of input on best management techniques. Diabetes Sisters A site devoted to addressing the needs of women with diabetes. This blog also encourages groups to meet up and share in-person. Type 2 Diabetes- Find a wealth of informati 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 >>

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 >>

New Report Provides A Plan For Living With Type 2 Diabetes

New Report Provides A Plan For Living With Type 2 Diabetes

These days, when I must give one of my patients the bad news that he or she has type 2 diabetes, the response is sometimes along the lines of “Well, I figured it was just a matter of time before that happened.” Many people suspect they are on a collision course with type 2 diabetes, but don’t know how to steer clear of it. Many others have diabetes but don’t know how to control it. Before going any farther, let me clarify that I am talking about type 2 diabetes, what used to be called adult-onset and non-insulin-dependent diabetes. It begins when muscle cells have trouble responding to insulin, a hormone that ushers glucose (blood sugar) into cells. Type 1 diabetes (formerly called juvenile-onset and insulin-dependent diabetes) is a different story. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and damages insulin-making cells in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% of all cases of diabetes. It is also on the rise. Fifty years ago, about 1.6 million Americans had type 2 diabetes. Today, nearly 20 million have been diagnosed with it, and almost half again as many have type 2 diabetes but don’t know it. Living with a chronic condition like type 2 diabetes can be confusing. We have created Diabetes: A plan you can live with to provide a clear road map for people with this condition. This updated Special Health Report from Harvard Health Publications covers the basics of living with type 2 diabetes, from monitoring blood sugar and managing medications to losing weight and working with health-care providers. A separate report, Healthy Eating for Type 2 Diabetes, covers strategies for eating well with type 2 diabetes, and offers 40 recipes that follow the healthy eating guidelines the report describes. As my colleague Dr. David M. Nath 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 >>

Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed

Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed

A new vocabulary for type 2 diabetes care To many in the public and the medical communities, the concept of reversing the progression of type 2 diabetes is new. Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a chronic disease with an inevitable progression toward worsening health, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, hearing and vision loss, nerve damage, and even foot or leg amputation. Words like cure and remission and reversal have not been a part of the diabetes vocabulary. Instead, the paradigm has been diabetes management where the typical approach is to combine blood-glucose lowering medications with lifestyle changes to keep blood glucose under reasonable control, and in doing so, slowing diabetes progression and reducing the likelihood and severity of life-altering complications. So lets look at the concept of reversing type 2 diabetes and its many differences from the traditional approach of managing it. To understand what it means to reverse diabetes, its helpful to start with where blood sugar comes from, how our bodies manage blood sugar levels under healthy conditions, and how that management is disrupted in type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrates are found in large amounts in starchy and sweet foods, including bread, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruit, fruit juices, cookies, cake, desserts, and sugary drinks, and they are what cause blood sugar to rise. This is true even in people without type 2 diabetes. Our bodies need to keep blood glucose narrowly controlled not too high and not too low. Either extreme can be harmful, so we produce and release the hormone insulin, which signals cells to absorb glucose and take it out of circulation. After a carbohydrate-rich meal, a healthy pancreas releases insulin and moves glucose into the cells for storage or to u Continue reading >>

The Angry Type 2 Diabetic

The Angry Type 2 Diabetic

Lately I've been watching television a lot more than usual. I know I should turn off the CNN, but I just can't help it. The problem with watching TV is not the shows, or the news, it's the damn commercials. The insecurities, nonsense, or even disrespect which we are constantly fed. Particularly, CNN has a few kinds of TV commercials which run over and over again, with little to no variety. Commercials for medications, for weight loss, for insurance, etc. And I resent every one of them. I just HATE the underlining messages these commercials have -- or at the very least, the underlying assumptions, or inferences. For one, I don't believe in diets. I believe in making choices which result in more balanced meals, and moving more -- and making baby steps toward loving new, and healthier things. I believe in eating with awareness of our hunger signals. These things are complex decisions we make, which result in lifelong changes. They feed the ACTUAL caloric needs of our body in response to our daily, and fluctuating, activity levels. Diets -- artificial ways of controlling caloric input -- do not. They make us feel deprived and unhappy that we cannot have our favorite foods, and then we give up and fail. I also believe in LOVING my body where it is. Accepting myself. I believe that I can only love and accept change when I love and respect myself. We didn't overeat and gain weight because we're out of control slobs. We ate as a way to LOVE ourselves. To soothe ourselves, to entertain ourselves... To show ourselves happiness. But when we understand why we were doing that, we are free to move on. During my last abusive relationship, I fed myself to an enormous excess -- but it was my escape. I wanted to be GONE from where I was, and have a bit of happiness every day. Once I sta 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 Type 2 Blogger Lists

The Type 2 Blogger Lists

Hopefully these lists will help and encourage you. Starting with the Type 2 blogger list and will add others as the information is located and compiled. Help will be appreciated. The list is not in any order and I will not rate them. This is for you as the reader and how you interact with the site. I admit that in the search for othertype 2 bloggers, I have searched for two months almost and findingvery few that I have not listed before. I have removed more bloggersthat haven't posted in more than two years than I have found newbloggers. Very frustrating to say the least. I will ask if anyone has information onother type 2 bloggers, please send me a link or put them in a commentto this. The following are the bloggers I havediscovered from the different groups. I will add more as I amnotified about them or when I find them. It is interesting to find type 2bloggers, but at the same time it is very disappointing to have somany that have or are stopping. This is the new listing for 2016 and Iam working on a way to alphabetize those that I have since I startedlisting type 2 bloggers. This will take some time as I am trying tomaintain my blog on a consistent basis. I am surprised to only find one in the last two months. Does not have diabetes This is a different type of listing. Because I am able to identify them as type 2 bloggers, they areincluded. They are not in any order, but mainly the order in whichthey were discovered. I will continue to look for others, but I wouldappreciate hearing about others from readers. Just email the URL atmy email on the profile page. Those that wish to be expanded andincluded in an expanded listing should contact me using my email onthe profile page. The previouslisting includes those through 2013 that have given me permissionand for that I Continue reading >>

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 >>

Kate Cornell: Type 2 Diabetes Blogger

Kate Cornell: Type 2 Diabetes Blogger

Sharing the good and the bad Browse Kate Cornell’s site and you’ll find quirky posts about her taste-testing a low-glycemic ice cream—“you know . . . for science”—and her first few experiences at the local gym. “I may not be a gym rat, but maybe a gym white mouse,” she writes. The Arizona-based blogger also shares diabetes-friendly recipes and tips. Her favorite carb swap: zoodles (zucchini noodles). Her posts illustrate her successes and struggles with type 2 diabetes. “Stigma is an ugly bully,” she says. “If I can share a story about something I dealt with that helps somebody else, then I do it.” She gets honest about stuff like failing to meet goals and the emotional toll of insensitive comments. “I hope that people can read the blog and get ideas about how to improve life with diabetes—but mostly to see that it’s not all bad.” Beyond the medicine When Kate was diagnosed with type 2 in 2005, she wasn’t afraid; she was confused. “I felt like I’d been shoved out the door and was on my own,” she says. She scoured the Internet to connect with others. “Seeing people living their lives despite diabetes helps,” she says. “Support is essential.” Kate turns to her husband or chats with people she’s met through the diabetes online community (DOC). She reads both type 2 and type 1 blogs, such as brian-the-bsc.blogspot.com and testguessandgo.com. Early in her diagnosis, Kate participated in forums through tudiabetes.org, diabetesdaily.com, and community.diabetes.org. On her blog, Kate promotes her favorite events such as the Diabetes UnConference, where people with diabetes gather and talk about the emotional impact of the disease. ”I’ll continue to encourage people to connect,” Kate says. “Befriending people with diabete Continue reading >>

Changing Your Dietary Habits After A Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Changing Your Dietary Habits After A Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Changing your dietary habits after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis Managing your diet can make a huge difference if you have type 2 diabetes, but you might need to reverse some lifetime habits and cut some common meals. We've put together some suggestions around creating shopping lists and portion control, especially when eating out in restaurants. Common advice for those suffering from type 2 diabetes is to follow the general healthy eating guidance given to the rest of the population. Although this may help to improve general health and blood sugar control there is another diet which is starting to show better outcomes. The diet in question is the low-carbohydrate diet. Recent studies have found this approach to controlling blood glucose very successful. One example is a small study which put 10 overweight patients with type 2 diabetes on a low-carbohydrate diet for 14 days . The results at the end of the two-week period showed that their blood sugar levels were back into a normal range. This and other studies are highlighting the possibility that more people couldreduce or remove the need to take medication and instead, allow them to self-manage the disease. However, this approach isn't suitable for everyone. It mustn't be done without the support of a medical professional who can monitor blood sugar levels during the process. Carbohydrates, or 'carbs', are plant-based foods which are high in fibre, sugar and starch. For example: bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. These foods are great for providing a rich source of energy, but the energy comes from carbs being broken down into glucose for the body to process which is not what your body needs when you have diabetes . Many low-carb diets aren't no-carb diets - they don't cut out carbs entirely. Instead, as well as reducing 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 >>

Let’s Stop Type 2 Diabetes

Let’s Stop Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is raging out of control around the world. It is the fastest spreading medical condition of our time. Currently, it affects more than 10% of the world’s population – and by the end of this decade (just seven short years from now), it will affect one-in-three people. It used to be a condition that only affected the elderly, but Type 2 is now afflicting children at an alarming rate. Kids as young as nine-years-old are already stricken with diabetic complications, such as high blood pressure, artery disease, obesity and kidney problems. Because of Type 2 diabetes, children born after the year 2000 will be the first generation in human history to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. A Simple Solution To Type 2 Diabetes Friends, this is a very serious health problem — and doctors seem powerless to stop it. But there is a simple solution to Type 2 diabetes that involves improving one’s diet and lifestyle. This solution requires no doctor bills, no drugs and no medical interventions. And this do-it-yourself diabetes solution appears to be much more effective than the medical treatments currently being administered by doctors these days. Today, I am dedicating this blog post to everyone who has Type 2 diabetes — and to your family members, loved ones and friends who want to be free of this terrible condition. My guest for today’s blog is the popular author, health coach and activist known as “Jim Healthy.” Jim is the co-author of the bestselling book, The 30-Day Diabetes Cure, which is the most popular and most successful diabetes-reversing plan of all time. Jim is also the founder and editor of the website, MyHealingKitchen.com – which teaches his 140,000 readers about the best foods and diets for healing and reversing today’s leading Continue reading >>

12 Diabetes Blogs You Should Be Reading

12 Diabetes Blogs You Should Be Reading

We spend a lot of time reading blogs and news stories to stay on top of what’s going on in the DOC (diabetes online community). Because of that, we’ve piled up our RSS reader with tons of great articles and have found some bloggers that really stick out above the rest. Here’s 12 diabetes blogs that you should be reading on a regular basis, in no particular order. 1. Six Until Me (www.sixuntilme.com) – The brainchild of Kerri Sparling, Six Until Me is a first person account of life with diabetes. Kerri started the blog after getting frustrated by not being able to find any resources that spoke positively about life with diabetes. Six Until Me helped pave the way for the larger network of diabetes focused blogs today. 2. Diabetes Mine (www.diabetesmine.com) – Diabetes Mine is a community of PWDs that covers almost every facet of life with diabetes. They have facts about diabetes, tips for management, interviews and write-ups about celebrities with diabetes, as well as diabetes product reviews and research papers. 3. Insulin Nation (www.insulinnation.com) – Insulin Nation is a great resource for the PWD community and focuses entirely on diabetes therapy, covering news and research about insulin and insulin related products and technology. 4. A Sweet Life (– A Sweet Life was started by a couple, Mike and Jessica, after they were both diagnosed with T1D. Their blog has grown tremendously and features staples like diabetes-friendly recipes, diet tips, and news. They’ve also got a great section of personal blogs covering diabetes from almost every perspective – college students, young adults, endurance trainers, parents, and seniors. 5. Scott’s Diabetes (– Run by Scott K. Johnson, this blog covers the personal aspects of managing T1D, along with some gene Continue reading >>

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