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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
Recipe for FFL.
Want to make Friends for Life?  Here’s how: Ingredients: 1 large Coronado Spring Millions of humidity molecules 3,000 family members who live with diabetes 1,000 (estimated) Mickey Mouse waffles 22 bowls of glucose tabs Dozens of supportive siblings Hundreds of orange bracelets Hundreds of… Read More
Kerri
Looking Back: How Often Should I Change My Lancet? (A…
I’m on the road today, visiting with the Patient Revolution team, so I’m looking back at a post from the past.  But it’s not just any post … it’s a grost.  (A gross post.)  How often do you change your lancet?  I will admit that I don’t do it as often as I… Read More
Kerri
ONE Great Weekend.
#8220;So what made you want to do the TCOYD ONE conference?” I asked the TCOYD team. “We were sitting around one day having drinks and just said there is so much stuff coming out in the field of type 1 diabetes that we NEED to put on an event with the absolute best of the […]ONE… Read More
Kerri
Returning to diaTribe.
After a long hiatus, I’m back at diaTribe and explaining where the hell I disappeared to: “Diabetes is the dog I don’t like but I still have to be kind to. It barks and occasionally pees on the floor (or worse), it has chewed up at least ten of my shoes, and it jumps up… Read More
Kerri
Useless Juice.
We don’t drink juice “for fun” in our house; it’s only for low blood sugars, considered almost as medicinal as the insulin hiding out in the butter compartment of our fridge. So when I came home with these juice boxes unintentionally, I was pissed. 35% less sugar?… Read More
Kerri
Blood Sugar Turbulence.
#8220;The captain has the seatbelt sign on.  Please stay in your seats until the seatbelt sign is turned off.  This is for your safety.” The flight attendants were also in their seats, having suspended drink service. Turbulence sucks, but it passes quickly … usually.  Unfortunately,… Read More
Kerri
Dexcom Adhesive, Activated!
Nothing to see here, especially if you’re looking for an adhesive-related Dexcom rash. Because ever since switching to the sensors that expire after 8/17/17, the rash is a thing of the past. Now I can wear my sensors for the recommended seven days (sometimes stretching it a day or two here… Read More
Kerri
Diabetes Pregnancy: Now and Then, Part Two.
Welcome to the continuation of Laddie’s pregnancy story, showing what pregnancy with type 1 diabetes was like back in 1979 and 1982.  Today is a continuation of her story, with details about her sons’ births, the cost of care, and how diabetes did, and didn’t, play a role in… Read More
Kerri
Diabetes Pregnancy: Now and Then.
Managing diabetes and pregnancy in 2010 and then again in 2016 was a lot of hard work, and my story is similar to so many moms in the diabetes community:  a heavy focus on blood sugars, piles of doctor appointments, and dozens of tests for mom and baby.  Today’s management of diabetes and… Read More
Kerri
Unbreak my panc. (another parody)
(in homeage to the Toni Braxton’s Un-break My Heart, and if Melissa Lee would just let loose with her version of this, that would be awesome.) Un-Break My Panc You left me when I was small Didn’t make insulin at all Come back and bring back my islets Come and take these syringes away. I… Read More
Kerri
Look to the Edges.
People like me are not accounted for .I have no insurance , no dr .Who counts me and the others like us ? — AnaHelena (@karmasense) June 10, 2017 We must account for ALL people. For too long We have focused on T1D kids forgetting adults who are insulin dependent *every* *single*… Read More
Kerri
This kid is nine months old.
Oh my nine month old tiny person, You talk.  Or at least you want to talk.  All the time.  ALL.  THE.  TIIIIIME. “Cahhhhh….t,” you whisper whenever the cats walk by, as you reach your hand out in an attempt to grab a puffy tail.  “Caahh….t.”  The T joins… Read More
Kerri
Help! (a rotten parody)
(to the tune of the Beatles Help!) Help! I need some sugar Help! I’ll take any sugar. Help! You know I need a snack Heeeelp! When I was younger, so much younger than today I made my insulin and that was that each day But now these days are gone and my islets are uncured Now […]Help! (a… Read More
Kerri
Your moop or mine?
The first flight out was jumbly, with the plane riding into some kind of air pocket right after takeoff, eliciting audible screams from some of us.  (No, not from me.  Turns out that, if things get scary, I resort to frantically saying the F word under my breath whilst clutching the arm rest.)… Read More
Kerri
Hips Don’t Lie.
#8220;You’re early for your appointment!”  The receptionist looked at me hopefully.  “Less nervous this time?” (My track record as a nervous dental patient follows me everywhere.) “Yep.  I’m early.  And I have a babysitter this morning for my kid.  I have… Read More
Kerri
Guest Post: A Note to My Newly-Diagnosed Self
Today, thanks to a very generous reader named Cathy Fisher, I’m able to host a guest post about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as an adult in the form of a letter from Cathy, to her newly-diagnosed self.  Cathy was diagnosed November of 2003 at age 18, in her first semester of… Read More
Kerri
Guest Post: What FFL Was Like as a First Timer.
Wondering what it’s like to be surrounded by thousands of people affected by diabetes?  Today, my fellow Friends for Life faculty member and longtime family friend, Scott Johnson, takes over SUM to share his experience as a first-timer at FFL back in 2010.   Scott was diagnosed with type 1… Read More
Kerri
Bright Spots & Landmines: An Interview with Adam Brown
Adam Brown has written a new – TERRIFIC – book for the diabetes community, full of the same brilliant, actionable advice that we’ve come to happily expect from his diaTribe columns.  His book, Bright Spots & Landmines, is billed as “the diabetes guide I wish someone… Read More
Kerri
The Baby Stuff Post.
Let’s make a list of baby stuff that I’d recommend, because I think it’s a useful post to do. “WHAAAAAT??? No, this is a diabetes blog!” Sorry.  I have some baby gear recommendations that I want to have as part of the archive, in part to pass along to other moms (with… Read More
Kerri
DBlogWeek 2017: More Than Diabetes.
Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Friday:  Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with.  Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU.  If you want to explore how it relates to or helps with diabetes you can…. Read More
Kerri
DBlogWeek 2017: The Cost of Chronic Illness.
Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Tuesday:  Insulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly. Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage. So today, let’s discuss how cost impacts our diabetes care. Do you have advice… Read More
Kerri
DBlogWeek 2017: Diabetes and The Unexpected.
Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Monday: Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected challenges at random.  What are your best tips for being prepared when the unexpected happens?  Or, take this topic another way and tell us about some good things… Read More
Kerri
“Don’t you all know each other?”
A few weeks ago, we were in Venice and I almost walked right into the canal because I saw a lady with an insulin pump on her waist and a CGM sensor on her arm, speaking Italian to the shopkeeper and casually wearing her pancreas on her hip. The flurried rush of emotions – excitement,… Read More
Kerri
What to Work On.
I’ve gotten lazy in my diabetes management.  And I’m not proud of it.  My recent A1C result was still in my goal range but not where it was a few months ago, and I’d love to return to that level of control.  Thing is, I’ve gone soft when it comes to following through on… Read More
Kerri
Twelve Years Old.
My blog turns twelve years old today. Twelve years ago, I was a twentysomething mess wondering if I was the only PWD who wanted to connect with other like-pancreased people.  Twelve years later, I’m a thirtysomething mess who has found her peers and benefitted from those connections in ways… Read More
Kerri
The Eyeball Situation Becomes Diabetes-Related.
The initial cause:  a rogue fingernail attached to a cute baby The recurring issue:  repeated corneal tearing The reason for the repeats:  diabetes The original eyeball issue came up seven years ago, when Birdy was about nine months old and she unwittingly scraped her thumbnail against my right… Read More
Kerri
Body Wars.
The Good:  Birdy’s seventh birthday party went off without a hitch.  The cake was made, the guests were fed, the bouncy castle was a source of glee for kids and adults alike, and my daughter spent the day red-faced from jumping, laughing with her friends, and covered in cake frosting…. Read More
Kerri
Dealing with Overnight Low Blood Sugars.
Quick confirmation:  Yes, you are reading this on the Internet.  No, this website is not written by a doctor.  Or a medical professional of any kind.  (Or a professional of any kind.) This is not medical advice.  I have been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and this is just how I… Read More
Kerri
The One About the Gym.
UUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH the one about the gym. Dude, I wanted to start this post with a story about how hard it’s been to regain traction with losing the baby weight and then end with a BAM I NO LONGER WANT TO BURN MY SHAPEWEAR IN A BONFIRE.  But no.  That is sadly not the case. The […]The… Read More
Kerri
What I Did On My Bloggy Vacation.
Whoa – this was the longest unintentional blog break I’ve taken in ages. Maybe ever. And it’s not like I didn’t have diabetes-related things to say or conversations I wanted to contribute to. I just didn’t feel like writing. Which is weird. I usually feel like writing. After the… Read More

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