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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
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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
Valerie
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The dLife

Valerie
Valerie – “The dLife”
Valerie works as a copywriter in Portland, Oregon. She was diagnosed with type 1 shortly after her 21st birthday. In 2010, she started her blog The dLife after a therapist suggested that she write a letter to her diabetes in an effort to make sense of how she truly feels about it. Her posts deal with everything from reacting to the earthquake/tsunami in Japan (from a diabetic’s perspective) to recounting her episodes of low blood sugar, including going low while driving and at work. As she states in her blog, “One thing about having diabetes is that it’s a constant work-in-progress. There’s no time off from it.” Visit Valerie’s Blog: “The dLife”.

Latest Posts by Valerie
Valerie
Diabetes Resolutions
Holy crap, you guys. IT’S A NEW YEAR! I did not blog much last year…or the year before that…or the year before that. I used to blog a lot and read all of your wonderful blogs, but then I just got tired. I got tired of diabetes taking up so much space in my life…ya know?  But I’m starting… Read More
Valerie
Diabetes and stubbornness don’t mix
I can be really stubborn when it comes to certain aspects of my diabetes. For example, I use “expired” insulin because I think it works just fine.  However, sometimes that stubbornness can get in the way. Like when I insisted that I could use Apidra in my t:Slim insulin pump, even though I… Read More
Valerie
The switchup: from shots to pump
I’ve had type 1 for 9 years now. I was on shots for one year. On the Medtronic pump for 5 years. And then in the last three years, I’ve switched back and forth between my new pump (the Tandem t:slim) and shots. Both solutions—insulin pump and pens—have their pros and cons. When all is said and… Read More
Valerie
I don’t need you judging my diabetes
It’s really easy for people who don’t have diabetes to judge others who do have it.  Should you be eating that?  Why did you let your blood sugar get so high?  Your blood sugar is low…again?  You forgot your insulin? How can you forget?  Someone who has diabetes doesn’t… Read More
Valerie
Diabetes: the Silent Disease
How many times have you tried to hide your diabetes? Smile and fake laugh when someone makes a diabetes-related joke? Avoid a chance to educate someone about it?  Hiding it doesn’t make it better. Being silent doesn’t make you strong.  These are the two things I’m constantly learning as a… Read More
Valerie
Pushing your limits
People with type 1 diabetes have to push through many different types of challenges. One of those challenges is knowing when to push yourself and when to not push yourself. This is one challenge that I struggle with quite often.   I wasn’t diagnosed until 21, so I can remember what… Read More
Valerie
What Diabetes Means to Me
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what diabetes means. Like anything in life, it means something different for everyone. Some of us have type 1. Some have type 2. Others don’t have it but know someone who does. And then there are those who know nothing about it, but feel like they should… Read More
Valerie
Major League Soccer & the JDRF
Hey peeps,  I don’t know if you’re into Major League Soccer, but your MIGHT be into the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This year, Vancouver BC’s Community MVP for MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Bobby Samra. He’s a really good guy who does great things in his community. If he wins, he’ll get… Read More
Valerie
Will You Hold onto My Diabetes…Just for a Bit?
I started this blog because it was extremely therapeutic to post about my d-life. And it helped to “meet” other people who were going through similar experiences and emotions. But then, I decided to stop all of it. I didn’t write. I didn’t read. But I wondered about what was going on with all of… Read More
Valerie
Where did that last year go?
It’s been over a year since I’ve blogged. What? Is that true? I guess so! I didn’t mean to take such a long hiatus, but I did. I hope no one thought I was dead…  A lot has happened since my last post. I’ll skip through last winter and just go straight to this year.  I broke up with my… Read More
Valerie
I’ll admit it…I’m scared
Lately, within the last year or so, I’ve been scared of insulin. I know, it sounds weird. Insulin is what keeps me alive every day. Without insulin, I would be in poor shape and probably, not alive. I am so grateful for insulin, and somehow, I’m still scared of it.  If I knew how much insulin… Read More
Valerie
Oh, hello!
It’s been a while! No real reason for my blog vacation…I just sort of stopped for a while, but I have been reading YOUR wonderful blogs here and there.  I saw my endo today and my a1c is down 0.2% from 7.4 to 7.2. Not stellar, but I will still celebrate any drop–big or small! A couple years… Read More
Valerie
the ups & downs
The one thing we all strive for is stable levels. Most people, I think, like some kind of stability in their lives. When things are up and down and every which way, we tend to feel less in control. We tend to feel less stable.   On that note, my D has not been very stable this last week…. Read More
Valerie
SO mad… diabetes alert dog update
I’m SO mad, I can barely type…let me start at the beginning.  Two months ago, I decided to apply for a diabetes alert dog. There was an article in the Oregonian that prompted me, so I signed up…plus, I love dogs and don’t have one of my own. The dog in my picture is my brother’s dog, and… Read More
Valerie
sensitive sugar, Seattle and a sore sensor site
Like that alliteration? :) Last week, I noticed (or was reminded of) that my blood sugar is SO sensitive to exercise. That may be because I went from a workout fiend to…a person who rarely works out. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but at some point–between working later and feeling dizzy during… Read More
Valerie
Understanding what it means
I understand that diabetes is a complicated disease to process for those who don’t have it or manage it on a daily basis. I try not to overwhelm people with information when they ask questions. I try not to make it too complicated. But every time–it is. There is nothing “simpleabout it.  I… Read More
Valerie
I almost feel bad
I just received a customer response comment from the company I mentioned in my last post…and for whatever reason–maybe it’s because I’m a nice person and feel bad when I complain–I felt a little bad. For the record, I have had excellent customer service from them in the past…it’s just these… Read More
Valerie
One of these is not like the other
Picture is blurry, but you can see that these are test strips. One is blue. The other is black. This is my garbage basket full of peanuts from my shipment of sensors.  I was cleaning up my room a bit and of course, there are several test strips on my bed and on the floor. I start tossing them,… Read More
Valerie
Disappointment
I don’t want to seem like I complain a lot–I really don’t! But, it’s easy to talk about the “bad” instead of the “good,” especially when venting. And that’s what blogs are for, right?   So I’ll mention the “good” first. I’m grateful to feel my lows. I really am. I know there are many out… Read More
Valerie
I love Medtronic
I really do–and no one made me say that! I’m talking about their customer service (not the pump). Though I will say I like my pump a lot as far as insulin pumps go, but I can’t actually claim that it’s the best because I haven’t tried any others.   Medtronic’s customer service is AWESOME…. Read More
Valerie
Going gluten-free
I’ve only gone GF once before when I did an elimination diet for 4 weeks to see if certain foods were bothering me. I actually can’t remember how I felt afterwards, but I do remember that I felt like complete shit going cold turkey with no coffee and that dairy and I are not the best mix. Every now… Read More
Valerie
Do you have a Monday mantra?
Last week was a short week, which meant more work and less time to finish it. As the work kept piling on last Friday, I could feel the stress build…and even when I finally left for the day, my mind was racing with what I had to do for Monday.  It is really hard for me to relax, which seems… Read More
Valerie
My sensor skills are off
Yesterday, my sensor was pretty much spot on. I love when I feel like I can rely on my sensor. But today…today is a different story. Today my sensor was mostly off–and I mean, 100 points off. Not cool. Just now it went to over 400, which doesn’t even register on the graph. And yes, I am high in… Read More
Valerie
wacky readings
Sometimes, it doesn’t matter what you do…and I really just don’t get it sometimes! My numbers were really wacky yesterday. I think part of it was I was relying on my sensor and it started tweaking out, which is always a sign that it’s going to need switching out. Not being able to get a handle on… Read More
Valerie
I’m outraged…are you?
If you follow Diabetic Living on Facebook or are a regular on Diabetes Mine, you might have already seen this. If not, you should check it out!  http://www.diabetesmine.com/2011/06/o-is-for-outrage-diabetes-postcard-campaign.html  If you have or know something with diabetes (which I think… Read More
Valerie
foods that make you go hmmm
Have you ever noticed how certain food seems to mess with your blood sugar? You give yourself the correct dose and it doesn’t matter. I don’t know what it is, but those foods do not comply with the rules of your programmed ratio.  This happens when I eat certain granola bars, like Odwalla. No… Read More
Valerie
customer service makes all the difference
What’s worse than having to deal with medical companies over the phone? Talking to people who sound like automated messages!   I got my monthly call today to confirm my diabetes supplies shipment. I thought I confirmed it a couple weeks ago, but I guess that one wasn’t official enough. Yes, I… Read More
Valerie
It’s gettin’ REAL
This has nothing to do with diabetes, but I wanted to share this because it is awesome! For any foodie out there (or anyone in the pacific NW really) you will appreciate this video. On a diabetes-related note, I have got to be way better about my post-dinner/nighttime readings. They suck. I admire… Read More
Valerie
one negative thought can lead to another
Last weekend, we celebrated my mom’s bday with a family BBQ at my brother & sister-in-law’s place. Even though I have moments where diabetes escapes my mind for a while, it is never gone for long. It is so present, so demanding. It affects my way of thinking. It pushes other thoughts out of my… Read More
Valerie
it takes a few tries, but eventually the truth comes out!
So, a few posts ago, I blogged about my medical company sending me the wrong number of test strips. I find that the more calls you make, the more information you find out. I don’t know why everything can’t be figured out during the first call, but I guess that’s the way it goes. So, eventually, I… Read More

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