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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
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Six Until Me

Kevin
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Me vs Diabetes

Kim
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

Kim
Kim – “Texting My Pancreas”
Kim was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six. In 2003 she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Her diabetes management tools include her CGM (that she has affectionately named Jim) and her insulin pump. Born and raised in Nebraska (with a brief stint in Connecticut), Kim has found that growing up with type 1 can be a struggle at times. In late 2009, she discovered the diabetes online community, which has provided her with a great deal of support in helping to alleviate the anxieties, fears, and feelings of isolation that living with diabetes can bring. She started her blog Texting My Pancreas in the summer of 2010 and has also become active with the JDRF. Visit Kim’s Blog: “Texting My Pancreas”.

Latest Posts by Kim
Kim
Full Circle.
I spent this past Saturday morning at the “T1D Motivational Summit”, held by a local diabetes camp, in a hotel ballroom in Omaha. I had met the camp’s director last fall when You Can Do This Project exhibited at TCOYD Omaha (his table was right next to ours) and he kindly asked if we’d come to this… Read More
Kim
16,425.
I have been wearing an insulin pump of some sort (the Cozmo, the Ping, and now the t:slim) since sometime in 2005, which means I’ve been pumping for nearly 9 years. Let’s say, on average, I’m eating three meals a day plus a couple of snacks. Every time I eat, I need to take insulin.  That… Read More
Kim
Review: Balancing Diabetes.
Oh wow, I thought. She was diagnosed the same year I was, at the same age – what are the odds?  I very clearly remember the first time I clicked over to Kerri’s blog in 2009. It was this post that hooked me, and the realization that I wasn’t the only one who was making mistakes and chiding… Read More
Kim
What I’m Reading.
The DOC (and beyooooond!) has shared some really thoughtful and entertaining writing that I’ve enjoyed   this week, and I wanted to point you to a few places:  Sara at Moments of Wonderful reflects not so much on the “Miss Manners” controversy itself, but how some of our community chose… Read More
Kim
Gentle Reader: Your Manners Are Fine.
You may see a certain Washington Post article floating around the interwebs; it contains, in part, this letter and response from Miss Manners:  DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a businessman who frequently flies both domestically and internationally. I also happen to be an insulin-dependent… Read More
Kim
Swoosh.
You know what I would love?  I would love it if the pattern-alerting capabilities of my glucose meter could be magically infused into my CGM.  Being alerted to patterns is cool and all, but it only really works if it’s coming from a device that is taking enough readings for those patterns… Read More
Kim
Advocacy Help Needed: CGMs and Medicare.
Did you know that Medicare won’t cover continuous glucose monitors (CGMs)?  It doesn’t matter if you have hypoglycemic unawareness. It doesn’t matter that you may have proven in the past that using a CGM lowers your A1C, or helps you avoid dangerous low bloodsugars, or saves your insurance… Read More
Kim
Dexcom Handle.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671; One disadvantage of sporting an arm site for my Dexcom sensor:  They’re within reach of tiny hands and tend to be grabbed onto any time a “handle” is needed. (And those tiny hands tend to release their grip seconds before you’re able to snap a photo, but I… Read More
Kim
Wordless Wednesday: Spare A Rose.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671;   (Please feel free to steal and share everywhere – two days left in the Spare A Rose, Save A Child campaign!!)… Read More
Kim
The Sushi Bolus.
Aaron and I have very different sushi strategies and preferences. When I say I love “sushi”, what I really mean is that I love the rice rolls that involve cooked fish. I can’t handle the slimy uncooked stuff that Aaron orders (I just shivered thinking about it). On the other hand, I will eat the… Read More
Kim
“We Are Not Waiting”: The Tidepool/Asante Partnership.
Last week it was announced that Asante, makers of the Snap insulin pump, are the first diabetes device company to partner with Tidepool, a non-profit working to reduce the burden of T1D, in an effort to make diabetes device data open and available to patients and their caregivers.  This is… Read More
Kim
Diabetes Lifehacks.
One of the benefits of the DOC (diabetes online community) is that we get to share the tips and tricks that only a person really living with it would know, in an effort to make our diabetes management a little bit easier. It’s group problem-solving at its finest: crowdsourced answers to common… Read More
Kim
Diabetes Art Day: I Have To Think It’s Funny.
My inspiration on this Diabetes Art Day comes from this beautiful song by Amanda Palmer. (Video here – probably NSFW.)  Find more diabetes art on the Diabetes Art Day website. (And thanks go, again, to Lee Ann Thill who organizes this event each year. I love seeing what our community chooses… Read More
Kim
Spare A Rose, Save A Child.
Remember how I said I’d be asking you for help? This is one of those times.  “Here’s what T1D looks like in Haiti.” (photo of young girl) “This child died.” Heart just exploded. #MedtronicDAF  — Kim / Diabetes (@txtngmypancreas) January 11, 2014   The Spare a Rose, Save a… Read More
Kim
6 Months.
To my littlest Wabbit,  Happy half-birthday! How are you six months old? You’ve already busted a tooth through your gums and are demolishing vegetables (avocados seem to be a favorite) like a champ. If this pace holds steady I imagine next week will involve driving lessons and the completion… Read More
Kim
Review: Tandem t:slim Insulin Pump.
I wanted to give myself a few weeks of living with it before I shared my thoughts on the t:slim insulin pump I’m now wearing. I’ve had time to do several cartridge changes, program boluses of all flavors, experience some alarms and alerts, download my data a few times, and basically just see how… Read More
Kim
Profile Health: Follow-up.
I want to quickly express my thanks to those who responded to my post about Profile Health – you guys gave our team some great feedback that we can use to help make the site even better moving forward. I appreciate your willingness to be so open and thorough with your feedback!  Some really… Read More
Kim
In Your Pancreas.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671;   I feel so lost, sometimesDays pass, and this insulin fills my cartWhen I want to exerciseI end up eating carbsEvery time I test, I go”There must be a better way to know”  My low symptoms; will they return?New devices I’ll have to learnThey make a noise… Read More
Kim
Channeling My Inner DMom.
Some parents who have children with diabetes say they read the blogs of adult PWDs to get a glimpse of what their child’s future may be like. They also read to learn how diabetes may fit into an adult’s life, and find solutions to what their child may be struggling with.  Well, right back at… Read More
Kim
Self-tracking and Diabetes.
There’s this idea of a “quantified self” – that the better we can track, measure, analyze, and interpet our own personal health data, the better we’ll understand ourselves. I heard a whole bunch about it at the first Medicine X conference; it seemed everyone was enamored with the potential of… Read More
Kim
CGM: Must-Have.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671; Reason #3752 that a continuous glucose monitor is in the “must-have” category when it comes to my health:  Fasting numbers don’t reveal the whole picture. (Hellooooooo, adjusted basal rates. Would I have even known you needed to be adjusted, if not for these… Read More
Kim
You Can Do This Project: Adding To The Team.
I’m ridiculously pleased to announce two new members to the already incredible You Can Do This Project Advisory Team: Meri and Jacquie!  I welcome the perspective, passion, and general awesomeness these two will add to the work we do. Our group of nine will be working hard to bring that… Read More
Kim
Steampunk: Diabetes Style.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671;   Someone (@momentsfade) on Twitter tore apart a dead Dexcom transmitter and tweeted photos of each stage of the deconstruction, which lead to the comment:  @momentsfade @SweeterCherise @txtngmypancreas @joltdude It’s not steampunk enough for me ;-) … Read More
Kim
Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum: Leap Of Doom.
You may be aware that I have a history of throwing myself off of proverbial cliffs, hoping that our community will catch me. So far, I’d say that strategy has worked out pretty well.  Keeping that in mind, I have something to ask of you.  Something was ignited at the Diabetes… Read More
Kim
Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum 2014.
This past weekend marked the third of Medtronic’s “Diabetes Advocate Forum” events; the second of which I have attended (disclosure). I love being in a room full of friends – some I’d only just finally met/hugged in person – where our combined passions in the world of diabetes cause the air to… Read More
Kim
HONcode Certified.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671; I’m very proud to say that Texting My Pancreas is now HONcode certified.  Woop woop!  What that means (this is taken from the HONcode website):The HONcode certification is an ethical standard aimed at offering quality health information. It demonstrates… Read More
Kim
Aaaaand, We’re Live.
var linkwithin_site_id = 1586671;   T:slim training complete; hooked up and ready to party…. Read More
Kim
Review: Asante’s Snap Insulin Pump.
Disclosure: This review was written by me, and was not edited or approved by Asante. I was not monetarily compensated for this review, and opinions are, as always, my own. Also, I must be on a Kristin Wiig kick because I feel a little like Aunt Linda with all of these ‘review’ posts. “I give it… Read More
Kim
Post-Pregnancy Resolution.
In what comes as news to exactly no one, pregnancy messes with your body, big time. I’ve read so many pregnancy advice blogs that I can’t even backtrack or credit where I obtained this philosophy, but I noticed that there seems to be a common, resounding theme that “it takes nine months to get that… Read More
Kim
Profile Health.
Editor’s note: it took 11 months, but now I can finally elaborate on the work I’m doing with the startup, Whitewater Health! We’ve made a lot of progress, and I’d like to share it with you and ask for your help, if you’re willing.  For the last several months, I’ve been helping Whitewater… Read More

Visit Kim’s Blog at “Texting My Pancreas”
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