Top 30 Diabetes Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2016
One thing for sure, the Diabetes Blogging community is strong. The candid sharing, love, and support this community shows for one another is inspiring. Years ago, it was difficult finding a place where you could connect with others who had diabetes. Now, you need only type “diabetes blog” in your search engine to find someone you can connect with and understand their journey.
We have compiled a list, in no particular order, of the Top Diabetes Blogs. We were so overwhelmed with the great sharing and support in this community, we are almost sure that we missed some great blogs. At the end of this post, you will find information on how to suggest a blog for inclusion in this list.
Thank you Top 30 for sharing your experiences and connecting the diabetes community!
Bitter Sweet was started by Karen Graffeo. She is a Type 1 Diabetic who shares her thoughts and experiences with diabetes. She started Diabetes Blog Week in 2010 to connect Diabetes Blogs and to help readers gather a large variety of different perspectives on several topics surrounding diabetes. The growth of Diabetes Blog Week has been amazing and it is now in it’s 7th year.
This blog features news, reviews, videos, cartoons, and other types of content that is helpful for people with diabetes. Amy Tenderich is editor of this comprehensive blog and serves as an author and ePatient advocate among other things.
This blog was founded in 2008 by Brandy Barnes, who had been diagnosed with diabetes as a teenager. DiabetesSisters helps women of all ages with educational content and support services to live healthier and fuller lives.
This blog was created by Kim Vlasnik, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six. She shares her life with diabetes: the good, the bad, and the challenging. She started the You Can Do This Project, an ongoing collection of videos from real people living with diabetes in June 2011.
Project Blue November is a website focused on bring the type 1 diabetes community together. It was started by a group of moms who wanted to come together to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes. Project Blue November’s purpose is to gather helpful ideas and information about type 1 diabetes to the community.
Diabetes Hands Foundation mission is to provide support information, and a sense of belonging to people with diabetes and their loves ones. They provide a platform where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about the condition.
Kelly Kunik is founder of this passionate blog about diabetes. She totes that her biggest weakness, her diabetes, has become her greatest strength and biggest passion. She shares her experiences about her diabetes on her blog.
Meri created this blog to share her and her families’ story about having diabetes. She has 4 sons, 3 of which have Type 1 Diabetes. She shares their ongoing story to help others see that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Meri uses her blog to encourage and to give detailed accounts of her families day to day coping and overcoming of Diabetes.
Kate blogs about her life with Type 2 Diabetes. We like this blog because of Kate’s authenticity when writing about her illness. She is very honest and provides a first hand view of her challenges with Diabetes and what she has done to cope.
This blog was founded by Mollie Singer, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 4. She shares her ups and downs with living a life with Diabetes. She credits her twin sister and family as being her strongest support system.
The blog owner Scott has Type 1 Diabetes. He writes from the heart relying on emotion, observation, and compassion to tell about his life with Diabetes. He shares his ups and downs, living with Diabetes.
Sue Rericha was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in March of 2008 and has had Gestational Diabetes five times. She writes candidly about her life with Diabetes. She extends her blog work by participating in outreach programs to connect with other about the Diabetic Life.
Diabetogenic is a blog about real life with Type 1 Diabetes. Renza Scibilia talks about her life with Type 1 Diabetes. She presents at conferences in Australia and globally discussing Diabetes. She is a diabetes consumer respresentative and advocates for patients.
Hannah McDonald is self described as the “author of the geekiest diabetes blog anywhere, Dorabetic” She is an adovocate, poet, social media enthusiast, and writer of all things. On her blog she shares her life with Diabetes in a fun, engaging way for her audience.
Christina is a mom to three children with Type 1 Diabetes. She writes about Diabetes as seen from a mom’s point of view. Her posts are written based on her experience of being of mom of 3 children with Type 1 Diabetes.
Below Seven is a Diabetes Blog written by Kelley, who is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She strives to keep her A1C below 7. She started her blog after researching Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy back in 2012. After reading blogs, she decided to start her own blog to share her experiences with Diabetes. She shares a running log of her A1C levels on her blog.
Test Guess and Go is a diabetes blog started by Laddie Lindahl. She has Type 1 Diabetes. She does her best day to day to keep herself healthy. She has good conversation, laughs, education, and inspiration on her blog.
Jen Grieves is a broadcast journalist turned TV and radio producer. She has been a Type 1 Diabetic since 1996. She started her website as a diary of her journey to become a “responsible” diabetic. She added the pressures of life and other things that has interested her to her site and has created a comprehensive website of everything she enjoys. She shows you, you can still live a vibrant life despite your diagnosis.
Happy Medium is a blog started by Stephen has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since January 1991. He started his blog in 2012 to share his experiences with Diabetes. Through his blog he has been able to connect with interesting and inspirational people and has had more success managing his Diabetes since his diagnosis.
This blog was started by Sarah a young lady who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of five. She was inspired to write her blog when she came across another blog that she enjoyed reading. She has been blogging since her sister was diagnosed with Diabetes and hasn’t turned back.
Victoria has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 22 years. Her passion is helping uninsured and medically-uneducated patients gain access to insulin and other resources. She is currently blogging about an upcoming race she is participating in and how she will manage her diabetes during her race.
This blog is written by Calla Michalski. She started the blog in 2012 as an extention of an assignment given by her professor to write about a subject of choice. She shares her experiences of living with Type One Diabetes along with stories of how she has overcome various struggles that Type 1 Diabetes has thrown at her.
This diabetes blog was started by Scott K. Johnson. He has lived with Type 1 Diabets since April of 1980. He started writing about his life with Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2000. He started bloggin about it in late 2004. Scott brings an honest and open account of his life with diabetes.
Shoot Up or Put Up is a blog started by Tim Brown. He has Type 1 Diabetes and started the blog back in 2009 to share his thoughts about diabetes. He was diagnosed when he was 28 years old and writes on his blog with the help of Alison Finney and guest authors about the diabetic life.
My Diabetic Heart was started by Mike Durbin. Mike was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure in December of 2008. He shares his candid experiences have Type 2 Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, and battling depression. He uses his platform to also share lessons learned and inspiration with his audience.
A Sweet Grace is a blog about Penny’s daughter Grace who has Type 1 Diabetes. This blog is about her Grace’s journey through life with Type 1 Diabetes.
This blog was created by Pam Osborne to share her experiences with having a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes. She writes about her initial diagnosis and shares the day to day life of having a child with Type 1 Diabetes
A Diabetics Roller Coaster is a blog of the ups and downs of a life of diabetes and all that comes with it. It was started by Bec who found out she had Type 1 Diabetes when she was fourteen. She hopes that her blog can help spread understanding of diabetes as well as help other Type 1 Diabetics that they are not alone.
The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes is a blog written by Type 1 Diabetic sisters, Sysy and Ana Morales. They hope to do their part for diabetes awareness and advocacy through personal blog posts, news posts, interviews with other diabetics, asking hard and relevant questions, and product reviews.
Six Until Me is a blog that was started by Kerri Sparling. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September of 1986. She started Six Until Me in May of 2005 after being tired of looking for blogs that shared uplifting stories about diabetes. She uses her blog to help other people dealing with diabetes by sharing her stories and experiences.
Congratulations to the Top Diabetes Blogs! If you know of a blog that should be added to this list please email our list manager (robbie[at]healthlisted.com) with a short description of the blog and a link to it and we will be sure to research the blog for inclusion on the list.