What I'm Reading: Diabetes Linky Bits.
The diabetes online community has expanded to such an extent that I have no clue what kind of blogs are out there, never mind reading and keeping up with all of them. But there are a few blogs and communities that I'm feeling very partial to lately, so I wanted to share them here. Today. Right ... NOW!
Blah, Blah Brooklyn
I've always loved Karen's blog, but when she announced that she was pregnant and then chronicled her journey with diabetes and pregnancy, I was hooked. (That, and her kid is ridiculously adorable.) Now, post-baby, she's dealing with a diabetes burnout (so to speak) that I'm all too familiar with, and reading her blog is like seeing my own thoughts written out by someone else.
The title is pretty direct, no? ;) There aren't a lot of blogs written by younger teens with diabetes, but I have been following this one by Liv, who is 13 years old and writing about the good, the bad, and all the stuff in between. The DOC has so many different demographics represented, and I'm so glad to see someone like Liv writing regularly.
Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes
This is one of my favorite blogs that I've found in the last few months (and the fact that it's written by a fellow Rhode Islander makes it even better). "Bigfoot's" son was diagnosed about a year ago, and she writes in a way that makes me tear up through my laughter. Her blog is a very real glimpse into life as the parent of a kid newly diagnosed with diabetes, and I am learning so much from her perspective.
Type 1 Diabetes Memes
A little levity goes a looooong way when it comes to diabetes management (for me, anyway), and whenever I find something that cracks me up, I want to share it. The memes on the Type 1 Diabetes Memes Facebook community hit that "HA!" nerve for me. Sometimes it feels good to just laugh at this mess, you know?
That's what I've been reading lately - what's new in your DOC feed?