Diabetes Blog Week: New Amigos

I’m participating in Diabetes Blog Week, the brainchild of Karen G. over at Bittersweet Diabetes. If you’re new to the concept: Karen has a prompt for every day of the week. Bloggers write about the prompts and share their posts on the master list. It’s a fun way to share ideas and get to know new people and perspective. Today’s prompt is “Find a Friend.” As Karen says:

It seems the most popular thing about Diabetes Blog Week is that it helps us find blogs we weren’t reading yet and connect with some new blog friends.  With that in mind, let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by making some new connections.  Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!!  Let’s all find a new friend today!    (Special thanks to Gina, everybody’s Diabetes BFF, for helping me title this post!)

One of my favorite blogs– diabetes or otherwise– is Diabetes Mine. It’s chock full of goodies, from news about the latest research studies to guest posts by experts to goofy cartoons on Sundays. I love that is is a wide cross-section of news, personal experience, debate, and more. I have been lucky enough to be featured there a couple times– check out laughter yoga, equal access to supplies for uninsured patients, and a video blog about the NYC Marathon. Maybe I’m biased because their assistant editor Allison is a good friend of mine…but no matter what, Diabetes Mine is where I go for consistent illumination and entertainment.

As for an individual blog….I always like heading over to Karen H’s site, Blah Blah Brooklyn. She writes with enthusiasm and finesse about kicking ass with diabetes and living in the best borough ever….and has a stupidly adorable baby, to boot. Her entries are often short and sweet– reading them is kind of like getting a few chocolate bonbons through the internet.

I wish I had more time to read all the awesome blogs out there. Of course, if I had more time, wouldn’t I be writing more? Or would it not matter, because everyone would be in the same boat and would have no time to read it? Deep thoughts, yo.


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