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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by mistyz, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. mistyz

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    I was wondering if you have a blog related to Diabetes...if you could post your site address. I would love to check them out. :) Thanks!
     
  2. 22jules

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    My daughter with type 1 wrote a blog this summer--taking a break since she is super busy with school and sports but if you want you could read her old posts.

    www.meplusduntilc.blogspot.com
     
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    I blog with another 19 year old type 1 at www.sugarrollercoaster.blogspot.com. We had a blog together a couple of years back, and we only got restarted a couple of weeks ago. :)
     
  5. Arctic Stamp Queen

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    I do

    We were just diagnosed two weeks ago, but I started a blog as a way of journaling this major life change for us and it has been SO cathartic for me. It has also been a way of educating and sharing with my extended family as we live remotely and they are not close by.

    The link is in my signature below.
     
  6. MommaKat

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    Mine isn't just related to diabetes - it's a catch all for our crazy, chaotic lives, which definitely includes life with T1 these last eleven months. The links in my sig now, too. :) On the right hand side of my blog, there's a list of links to other, much (much) bigger, diabetes bloggers.
     
  7. destea1

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    I literally just started one yesterday... it's not going to get super D-technical, just a place to vent, share small victories and day to day small stuff :)

    http://shotsforsugars.blogspot.com
     
  8. joshualevy

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    I've got two. They are pretty specific.

    The first is about research aimed at curing Type-1 diabetes which is being tested in people now:
    http://cureresearch4type1diabetes.blogspot.com

    The second is just a list of news about type-1 cures for mice and other animals:
    http://t1dcuredinmice.blogspot.com/

    The rest of this is about the first blog:

    In general I only follow research which might lead to a cure for type-1 diabetes. There is lots of research into better insulin and treatments for various side effects, and lots of people follow that research, but I choose to focus just on a cure. Also, I only follow research which is being tested on people right now (called "clinical trials"), or is expected to be in the next year or two. So I don't cover animal research.

    These restrictions mean that I'm usually only following 15 to 25 lines of research at any given time, so I can keep pretty good track of them all. I also (occasionally, and as time permits) write up longer summaries of research issues in type-1 diabetes.

    For the research that I cover, I try not to be a "news clipping service". I try not to just copy a press release or news article (especially not the shallow ones that are just rephrased press releases themselves!) I view all press releases and most news articles (including blogs articles, and forum posts, etc.) as having three huge flaws. First, they only include good news; only what the researchers want you to know. Second they only include information on one treatment; the one that group of researchers are working on. And third, they have no historical context to the news they report.

    So in my blog, for each piece of news I report, I try to include these things:
    • Both the good and the bad points
    • A realistic guess at how long it will take to finish testing and become available.
    • Comparisons with other lines of research.
    • Historical context of the line of research.
    • Links where you can learn more details, if you want to.

    Joshua Levy
     
  9. Mistync991

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    blog

    I have a blog that I sometimes blog about diabetes but also blog about health and wellness and weight loss

    My daughter and I are both type 1's


    www.lifeoffthedlist.com


    The D stands for everything from diabetes and dieting to dating and depression;)
     
  10. azdrews

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    I have one! The link is below. :)
     
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    I've been D-blogging for a few years, and general blogging and sharing online for the past decade or so. Mine is listed below in my signature.

    When I started, I was looking for people my own age (mid-20s then) who were experiencing the same types of things. I had a narrow view of what I was looking for. But over time, I've been amazed at how much perspective and depth other blogs, particularly those of D-parents, have added to my life. And overall, just what I think. They've shaped me and I'm so grateful for that.

    Hope you find some great blogs to find what you're looking for!
     

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