In Case You Missed It: Diabetes Blog Week 2015


Diabetes Blog Week Logo 2015The sixth annual Diabetes Blog Week ended on Sunday, with enough startling, illuminating, and hilarious posts to flip your diabetic brains inside out.

Diabetes Blog Week, brainchild of diabetes advocate and Bittersweet Diabetes blogger Karen Graffeo, happens annually in May. Each year, seven themes (one for each day of the week, natch) are chosen by Karen to inspire, unite, and criss-cross the paths of disparate D-bloggers across the globe. I think of Karen as the hostess of a worldwide cocktail party, where writers, readers, and commenters mix and mingle, creating hundreds of new connections.

All week, I was a glutton for blog posts and found lots of new bloggers to love (and stalk!) These are some of the lines that grabbed me hardest:

Monday: Why would a perfectly good boy want to waste time waiting for me to check my blood sugar when he could be eating already with another girl? Read more on Pancreassassin.

Find more posts on Monday’s theme here: I Can.

Tuesday: Strong is a state of being, not a character trait. And states of being come and go. Read more on Unexpected Blues.

Find more posts on Tuesday’s theme here: Keep it to Yourself.

Wednesday: We have too much stuff, we know that. It exposes itself slow and daring, like a neighborhood pervert…Read more on Without Envy.

 Find more posts on Wednesday’s theme here: Clean it Out.

Thursday: I’m traveling back to high school today. Read more on InDpendence.

 Find more posts on Thursday’s theme here: Changes.

Friday: Some days I don’t eat unless I go low, some days I don’t eat, and most days I don’t eat what a human should. Read more on Pancreassassin.

 Find more posts on Friday’s theme here: Foods on Friday.

Saturday: I didn’t see any African-American females that were talking about Type 1 diabetes, I just didn’t see it. If I missed it, I’m sorry…watch Lauren’s vlog on YouTube.

 Find more posts on Saturday’s theme here: Favorites and Motivations.

Sunday: Sunday’s theme, Continuing Connections, encourages writers and readers to connect in new combinations. Each writer who posted a link to the Continuing Connections list has posted a link to their post of links. (Say that ten times fast!) Use this list to play blog roulette, or as a guide to the recommendations of bloggers you already know. It’s the perfect resource for exploring the DOC.

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shelly jardine
shelly jardine
7 years ago

you forgot that this year was the frist year vloggers or video bloggers could take part I was one and had so much fun being a part of it

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