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Type 1 Diabetic Blogs – Latest Posts from the Web

You are NOT alone. This page is a useful tool for browsing the latest blog posts being made by type 1 diabetics across the web. In the main column, read updates from type 1 diabetes blogs and use the left side of the page to access each type 1 diabetic blogger’s profile and their latest blog posts.
*Note:  MevsDiabetes does not necessarily endorse the opinions found in the posts shown here or on the corresponding web sites. Suggest a blog.
All Bloggers (34)Alexis
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Justice’s Misbehaving Pancreas

Alissa
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Juvenile Diabetes

Amy
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Too Sweet

Ashley
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The Delicate Balance

Bernard
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Diabetes Daily

Brian
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D-Dad

Cara
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Every Day Every Hour Every Minute

Hallie
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The Princess and the Pump

Holly
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Arnold and Me

Jacquie
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Typical Type 1

Jill
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Diabetes Sweeties

Karen
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Bitter Sweet

Kelly
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Naturally Sweet

Kelly
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Diabetesaliciousness

Kerri
Kerri
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Six Until Me

Kevin
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Me vs Diabetes

Kim
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Texting My Pancreas

Lee Ann
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The Butter Compartment

Leighann
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D-Mom Blog

Lilly
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Wife of Type 1 Diabetic

Lorraine
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This is Caleb…

Michael
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The Diabetic’s Corner Booth

Misty
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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

S
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Day to Day With a Diabetic

Sandy
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A Diabetic Spouse

Sarah
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Insulin, Glucose and Test Strips

Sarah Jane
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Sarahndipity

Scott
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Scott’s Diabetes

Scott
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Arden’s Day

Scully
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Canadian D-gal

Suzi
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Laughter and Tears

Tom’s Wife
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Wife of a Diabetic 2

Valerie
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Type 1 With Tyler

Valerie
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The dLife

Kerri
Kerri – “Six Until Me”
Born in 1980, Kerri Morrone Sparling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child in 1986. For much of her life, Kerri was the only diabetic she knew. In an effort to connect with others and at the same time share her own story, Kerri started the blog Six Until Me in May of 2005. She noticed that at the time, there were very few diabetic bloggers online, especially with type 1. Committed to sharing her story, Kerri’s blog has grown into one of the most popular diabetic blogs on the web. Today, she is among a vast group of diabetics sharing their stories on the internet. Visit Kerri’s Blog: “Six Until Me”.

Latest Posts by Kerri
Kerri
Plan Your Conversation.
#8220;Do you understand everything we’ve talked about?” Nods. “Do you have any questions?” Shoot.  I did, on the ride up here.  I had a whole pile of concerns and questions, but they disappeared awkwardly upon sitting in this chair.  And sometimes, even when I remember… Read More
Kerri
Seven Months.
To my Little Guy, Suddenly, you’re not so little. Over the last few weeks, you’ve growth-spurted in a way that’s made every plant in this house super jelly.  Pajamas that once fit with room to spare are threatening to hulk out at the feet and your appetite is already edging… Read More
Kerri
Emergency Plan.
Was just 106 mg/dL.  Tumbled fast to 40. Took minutes.  Felt like seconds. Dizzy. Wait – get phone. Put the baby in his crib. He’s safe in there. Already drank juice – plenty of it – now wait wait waaaaaaaait. …. waaaaaaiting. Wall edges seem wiggly, like if I poked… Read More
Kerri
Cauliflower Rice.
Not a cook.  Nope, not me.  Which is why this recipe for cauliflower rice was so useful, because it requires little thought, little cooking, and very little insulin. Cauliflower rice Buy a head of cauliflower.  Become friends with it.  And then rip it into small sections, keeping hold of mostly… Read More
Kerri
Let’s Get it ON!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Whether you’re Irish (I am) or not, today is a day when people will wish you top o’ the morning and will also potentially offer you a beer at 9.30 am (I am not).  Today I’m looking back at a post from ten years ago wherein Mills Lane mediates a… Read More
Kerri
The NEW Jerry the Bear.
Since they’re local to me here in Rhode Island, I drove up to the Jerry the Bear office to meet with my friends Aaron Horowitz and Hannah Chung, creators of Jerry the Bear. “It’s awesome to see you guys! Where have you been the last few years?” After hugs and hellos, I… Read More
Kerri
The Friday Six: Snowed In Edition.
Haven’t done one of these in a while.  But the snow is falling fast outside and school was cancelled before even a snowflake had touched the ground, making a link-love post the only option … as children circle me like cute sharks. Borrowed from the Glu Facebook page:  “Glu and… Read More
Kerri
ConnecT1D Retreat: Sign Up NOW!
Last summer, when I was 17 1/3 months pregnant, I traveled to Seattle to take part in the ConnecT1D Retreat.  Despite being a round mound of hormones, I had an awesome time connecting with other PWD adults and sharing experiences.  It was put together by an amazing team of PWD leaders, and… Read More
Kerri
The Follow Up About Dexcom.
Today is Day 7.  I’ll be pulling this sensor off in six hours. Day 7. No filter. No rash. No worries. #dexcom A post shared by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:07am PST No rash.  No filter.  Does this mean no worries? (For reference, this post is a follow up from a… Read More
Kerri
Sixaroo.
Little Guy, Six months old!!  Is what you are.  Indeed, six months ago you were all coiled up in my belly like a snake ready to strike into our lives, which sounds super violent but was more super exhausting and super cute than anything else.  Hey, run on sentence, there you are. We’re at… Read More
Kerri
The One About Expiration Dates.
On the Dexcom and Libre Rash Facebook group, I saw a note posted back in December from someone referencing sensors with an expiration date after August 17, 2017. “Dex recently changed their mfg process to eliminate a substance that caused rashes in some. Get some expiration date AFTER… Read More
Kerri
Eye Quit.
It’s like a patch of horrible road rash that you don’t bandage and instead throw the itchiest wool sweater over, then roll around in pine needles.  All day long.  Every time you blink. This pretty much sums up what recurring corneal erosion feels like. Friday night, I felt the… Read More
Kerri
From NOPE to Yes.
My friend Susan is a huge part of the Postpartum Progress group, and on her Facebook feed I saw an article that she had shared.  I like to see what my friends are working in and sharing in and out of the diabetes space, so I clicked. Reading through the postpartum depression list had me… Read More
Kerri
A Valentine For My Pancreas.
(A post from the past, but still relevant, as my pancreas remains lazy.) Oh rotting, feeble pancreas of mine, Won’t you be my Valentine? Won’t you wake from your long sleep And make some insulin, you creep? What makes you sit, all shaped like a wiener, Lazy and dull, with a pompous… Read More
Kerri
Spare a Rose.
I’ve been writing this website for almost twelve years.  The support, advice, and camaraderie I’ve found in the diabetes online community has made the last twelve years with type 1 diabetes among my healthiest and most successful.  The supply of insulin carefully tucked away in my… Read More
Kerri
Imagining Life Diabetes-Free.
I read an article today – Imagining Life Diabetes-Free.  This quote gave me pause:  “She said her mom equates living with diabetes to being ‘like a duck on a pond: it looks graceful and calm just swimming along, but below the surface, you don’t see the paddling, and all the… Read More
Kerri
Looking to make a difference? Here’s how.
Scrolling through a newsfeed these days can be downright painful.  There’s not a lot of happiness or success being highlighted, and that can take a toll on your mental health.  What can you do to make a difference? There is something you can do.  Something you can do this minute.  And… Read More
Kerri
Guest Post: DiabetesSisters Voices.
When it comes to research related to diabetes, I want to support those efforts as much as I can.  The power of sound data, plus patient stories, can move the needle on therapies, treatments, and empowerment for people living with diabetes.  Today, I’m lending my website to my dear friend… Read More
Kerri
An Alarming Talk.
I had twenty minutes before my talk, so the double-down arrow didn’t unnerve me too much.  The TypeOneNation event in Connecticut had tables full of coffee, tea, juice, and other snacky things.  I grabbed a bottle of orange juice and downed it. “We’ll mic you up and introduce… Read More
Kerri
I’m Not.
I’ve never had nightmares like this one before Problem is, when I wake, it’s still there and I’m floored Because every damn day there’s another news flash Showing me that some leaders just follow cash. I used to be iffy, and then was concerned. But panic is what this new paradigm’s… Read More
Kerri
Five Months.
To my Guy, Five months old!  (And I’m pretty sure I forgot to write you a letter at the four month mark, so here’s a quick high five for turning four months old a bit back, too.)  Five months ago, I was excitedly awaiting your arrival and folding piles of baby clothes.  Now, I am… Read More
Kerri
Makeshift Solution.
Arriving at the hotel last night, I realized my insulin pump needed a swap-and-refill.  I pulled out all the necessary supplies for a pump site change and dumped them onto the hotel bed. The little insulin bottle protector* I use keeps my insulin safe(r).  But it also covers the vial, so I… Read More
Kerri
Rewind.
Put test strip into glucose meter. Prick finger. Apply blood. (Yawn as the meter counts down because it’s six in the morning and what’s sleep?) Look at screen. Blink. Pull strip out of the meter. Toss it into the meter back with all the other dead strips. Zip up meter bag. Brush teeth…. Read More
Kerri
That Low, Though.
The low blood sugar hadn’t rooted firmly enough in my brain yet, but I knew something was wrong.  My feet were heavy against the treadmill belt, and I kept rewinding the show I was watching because the dialog wasn’t making much sense to me. BEEEEP!  BEEEEP!  BEEEEEEEP! hollered my… Read More
Kerri
Dexcom Rash: Updated.
Frigging rash.  The issue first presented itself back in August 2012, leaving me scratching my head and itching my sensor sites for the next four years. At first, I tackled the problem by trying a pile of different barrier tapes, but the only one that brought about any semblance of relief was the… Read More
Kerri
Review: Verio Flex Meter.
For years, my love for the One Touch Verio Sync meter knew no limits.  Despite a slightly MS-DOS interface that only showed me one result at a time and didn’t let me scroll back to other results unless I loaded them to the Reveal application, I loved this meter.  It was small, it was… Read More
Kerri
“How is it going?”
#8220;Oh, I had so much trouble even getting out of the house when my babies were little.  You seem like you have it all together,” said the physical therapist as she massaged the tendons in my arm to alleviate the inflammation (thanks, tennis elbow as a result of playing … baby… Read More
Kerri
Word Choice.
#8220;Mom, why do you wear that bracelet again?” She knows why, but every few months, she asks again.  Why do I wear a medical alert bracelet?  Why is that thing as important to leaving the house as having my keys? “I wear it because it says I have diabetes, just in case someone needs… Read More
Kerri
Pizza (A Christmas Poem).
T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be there. My children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of pizza boxes filled me… Read More
Kerri
Participate in Research: Peds to Adult Endo Care.
As an adult with type 1 diabetes who, a hundred years ago, transitioned from pediatric care to adult care, I have a ton of interest in how that process takes place. There are so many factors that play into making that transition effective.  Does the child have a chance to talk one-on-one with… Read More

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