#DBlogWeek Day 7: Favorite Things!


For the 5th year in a row, diabetes writers from all over the world have been participating in a solid week’s worth of informative, educational, and inspirational blog posts. To find out everything you need to know about Diabetes Blog Week, click on the banner above. A big Thank You to Karen Graffeo for making this happen every year!

With everything going on in my time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore yesterday, I didn’t get a chance to post my Saturday Snapshots. But I’ll get to that tomorrow. I’m a little out of order, but here on Day 7 of Diabetes Blog Week, I need to share this with you.

Today’s topic:
As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!

I read so many fantastic blog posts this week, and I wish I could remember all of them. But I can’t. Instead, I’ll give you two things I noticed this week. They are from a blog I’ve really liked from the beginning, and a blog I recently found that I also really like.

Practically everyone knows Allison Nimlos at The Blood Sugar Whisperer. I’ve been reading her latest blog since day one. She’s really great at telling her story, and she’s unafraid to take on difficult subjects. Like when she talked about changing career choices this week during the What Brings Me Down post on Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week (Once More, With Feeling):

“Diabetes burnout and mental health issues is something that is talked about fairly often in the diabetes community, but things seem to stop short of actually finding answers. The DOC is certainly a wonderful place to come for emotional support, but having worked with a therapist myself, there is really something to be said for working one-on-one with someone who can help dig and explore with you. Of course, finding a therapist who understands and has experience with chronic health problems are in short supply, just like diabetes educators are in short supply. Hopefully I can do at least one, if not both!”
I recently discovered Erin Michelle’s blog at Life Beyond Glucose. She’s like a lot of the rest of us. Working hard to make it work with diabetes, doesn’t have everything figured out yet, but good at sharing the day to day experiences of her life in a way that I’m sure causes many to say “She’s just like me!”. This week she shared a nice message on Day 4’s Mantras and More post. Straight to the point, and it made a lot of sense:

“So I guess my way of coping is to try all avenues until I finally accept the inevitable. Once I accept, I’m lucky in that I can forget about it and move onto the next challenge. No magic words here. Just the realisation that nothing lasts forever.”

I hope everyone else enjoyed their #DBlogWeek 2014! For me, it continues for one more day tomorrow. Karen, I’m thrilled that you spearhead this effort every year. Thank you.

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  • Allison Nimlos  On May 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Awww, thanks! You are so sweet. I appreciate the shout out!


  • Mike Hoskins (@MHoskins2179)  On May 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Some great stuff, indeed! I totally hadn’t seen Beyond Glucose before and so that’s my next stop!!! Thanks so much for being a part of D-Blog Week and adding your voice.


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