d-blog awesomesauce

May 13, 2012

As with most other things in my life, I know what I like pretty much instantaneously when I see it. At the same time, I often have an incredibly difficult time choosing just ONE favorite something–why limit to just 1 kind of awesome, when I could name 3 or 5 or…. So. With that frame of mind, I will share several other d-blogs that are near and dear to my heart, my mind, and my dumb pancreas. While I have no idea what you, dear reader, will like, these are just a FEW of my faves. Check out the dblogroll over on the right side of the page, there, to see many many more.

Cara, at Every Day Every Hour Every Minute (countrygirldiabetic.com), is on my wavelength not only because she tells it like it is with type 1 diabetes, but she loves theater (musical theater!) too–as do I. Double score. I’m super hopeful with fingers crossed that we might get to meet up this summer!!

Katie, at 1LittlePrick, shares really yummy-looking recipes that I hope to get up the gumption to try someday (I don’t cook, like, at ALL). She makes it look easy, or if not easy, at least possible (for me). She’s another smart woman with diabetes who tells it like it is, with a real, warm and friendly tone.

Melissa, from Sweetly Voiced, is another d-twin-sister I recently started following, and we have a lot in common: type 1. musician. musical theater. cupcakes. office supplies. cheeseburgers. Yes. To all of it, and to her.

Angela, at bloodsugarwitch, is type 1 magic. Serious. But that’s not all that she is. I am totally intrigued by, and love, this blog. To get more of a hint about it, here is some of her “about bloodsugarwitch”  Bloodsugarwitch is a place where you can find idea, inspiration, and a little magic for your path. I envision it as a circle of the Wise -all of us as healers, artists, poets, dancers and teachers offering our experience for living life whole. For me, the word “witch” is powerful and implies a woman connected to a body/nature based spirituality. She is someone who seeks to know her own deepest truth, and with that knowledge bring healing to herself and the world around her.

Oh, there are so many MORE, too, but I have to stop and get to bed now. Enjoy–and happy D-Blog Week!!! xoxo


Click here for the Find A Friend – Monday 5/14 Link List.

D-Blog Week, Day 1: 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 (Karen) title this post!)

10 things I couldn’t live without #hawmc day 13

April 13, 2012


 10 Things I Couldn’t Live Without (type 1-style)

10. digital logbook spreadsheets

9. Dromedaris & Asics shoes

8. diabetes online community (#DOC), every single last one of you! 🙂

7. dr. wonderfulendo

6. Dexcom continuous glucose meter (CGM)

5. OneTouch Ping blood glucose meter

4. Animas Ping insulin infusion pump

3. family & friends

2. My partner and our daughter.

1. Insulin


Things I Couldn’t Live Without (type 1-free style)

10. Pilot G2 gel pens, blue, fine point

9. fleece: jackets, pants, gloves, scarves, blankets, whatever, I love it

8. pluots, the red ones (they’re coming into season next month!!! woot!!)

7. Big Bang Theory, Friends, and Sex in the City reruns

6. InNOut cheeseburgers, protein style

5. Cupcakes.

4. Spotify

3. honeycrisp apples

2. Facebook

1. friends, family, and the #DOC (of course they go on both lists!!!)


BTW: Happy weird not-quite-diaversary-to-me! Friday the 13th is the unlucky day I was diagnosed…and in another 2 months it will be my actual 32-year diaversary. There it is.

This prompt is for the wego Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. The prompt: Write a list of the 10 things you need (or love) most.

Want more? Check out all kinds of wonderful posts from tons of supercool health activist writers at wego health’s Facebook page.

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