2016 Diabetes Support Resource List
Here at Mexico Bariatric Center we strive to educate people to the best of our ability on topics such as obesity statistics, weight loss surgery options, success stories, healthy diet, and more. But we are not always able to share as much on one topic as we would like to. So we have decided to share some carefully selected lists to help guide you to further education.
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world that people of all ages face. And for them, it is a reality they must wake up to and live with on a daily basis. Our services do in fact, at times, cure people of type 2 diabetes and rid them of being pre-diabetic.
Feel free to check out these great sources of information and we hope that it helps you to find valuable solutions to problems you or a loved one may face due to diabetes. This list includes not only blog websites, but social media bloggers who use YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to reach their audiences as well as other types of resources:
1) Diabetes Support – Group on Facebook owned by InformationAboutDiabetes.com
This support group on Facebook has a huge following of over 1,000,000 likes. Their purpose, to provide important information, helpful tips, motivational quotes, healthy recipes, and more to those who live with diabetes. Their website is excellently laid out so that you can read content relevant to where you stand. Whether it be symptoms, medications, nutrition advice, they have you covered.
2) Diabetic Danica – A Blogger on YouTube
Danica posts regularly to her YouTube channel with videos covering anything from a day in the life of a type one diabetic, to diabetes related jokes. As of today 8/5/2016 she has 14,883 subscribers to her YouTube channel and a great following on her Facebook as well at over 8,700 likes. She gets a mention in this post because of both her big following and her great personality. Check her out and subscribe to her channel if you feel she can be a helpful resource in your life.
3) Bitter-Sweet – A Blog Website
Karen, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the 70’s at age 11 uses her experience to educate others about living with diabetes. She’s come to a conclusion that living with diabetes isn’t all that bad. To help others with ideas, Karen shares her cooking, her personal thoughts on new diabetes research, and more. The community on her website stays pretty active due to her regularly posting. Check our her site and see for yourself 🙂
4) dLife (Blogabetes) – A Blog Website
This blog is kept very well updated with stories from various sources. The blog posts cover a wide array of topics, from how diabetes can effect your work and home life, to advice for parent’s who’s children have diabetes. Their wide range of information makes this site a great resource to those who are seeking real people’s stories and knowledge.
5) College Diabetes Network – View Their Blog
The College Diabetes Network is a blog written by college students with diabetes for those who struggle with the disease who are headed to college. The purpose of the blog is to help guide those who either struggle mildly or greatly with this disease to have support through their college years.
6) D-Mom – View Their Blog
Written by a mother raising a child with type 1 diabetes, this blog is a great resource for parents of a diabetic child. Leighann’s daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. Leighann has made her journey through adjusting to this way of life into a blog that can help others. Leighann shares tips on parenting, along with some product and food reviews. Definitely check out her blog if you too are raising a child with diabets.
7) Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation – View Their Blog/Podcast
Are you more a fan of listening to information? This site strives to create a community of professionals and people who live with diabetes and they do so through a podcast style blog. This is a great way to actually listen to information rather than strictly reading it. You can listen to amazing information shared by experts in the diabetes community while exercising, on a drive to work, or whenever you so desire. Definitely a great go to for information!
8) Diabetes Dad – A Blog Website
Tom Karlya is a dad who aims to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Having two kids of his own who struggle with type 1 diabetes, his aim is to reach out to as many people as he can about organizations that are making a difference. He also shares about needed policy changes and upcoming events as a way of spreading further awareness. His cause is definitely very noble and rewarding to the diabetic community.
9) Diabetes Daily – A Blog Website
Diabetes Daily doesn’t just look at diabetes itself, but in fact, at how to share advice about daily living with this disease . They provide the ability to read about type 1 or 2 diabetes individually, or all at once. If you want to look up some valuable advice on things you may go out and do any given day, this is a great place to start.
10) Diabetes Hands Foundation – View Their Blog
With information about fund raisers, interviews, podcasts, and information relating to those struggling with diabetes, The Diabetes Hands Foundation strives to build a community that offers quality support. If you want to read more about this amazing organization and their people, definitely check them out.
11) Diabetes Mine – A Blog Website
Diabetes Mine was created by and for diabetes patients, and offers everything from opinion pieces and community outlook on the latest diabetes news, to open letters to insurance companies and their shortcomings when it comes to diabetes care. Also on hand are product review videos, roundups from the rest of the blogosphere, advice columns, and so much more.
12) Diabetes Self-Management – View Their Blog and Recipes
Diabetes Self-Management is a magazine turned blog that was initially established in 1983. Their blog posts are written by healthcare professionals as well as people living with diabetes. If you are looking for research results, tips, and some great recipes, their site can prove to be a great go to source.
13) Diabetes Stops Here – View Their Blog
Created by the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Stops Here is tied to their Stop Diabetes movement. Like some of the other sites in this list, they share real stories of people living with diabetes, posts to raise awareness, and much more.
14) Diabetes Stories – A Blog Website
Riva Greenberg’s objective is to help people who live with diabetes to fourish. Having lived with diabetes since the age of 18, Rivea serves as an inspiration to others who share with her their stories of how they themselves make the best out of their lives with diabetes. With information gathered from conferences and other resources which she keeps up with regularly, this blog serves as a valuable asset to those living with diabetes.
15) Diabetesaliciousness – A Blog Website
Creator, Kelly Kunik has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. Diabetes has been an inherited disease among her across the generations. Her blog is a very much personal one in which she shares her unique perspective, experiences, and shares her thoughts on products and medications.
16) DiabetesSisters – A Blog Website
Brandy Barnes started this blog in 2008. Her purpose for creating the blog, to help build a community of women with diabetes and learn more about the disease. On her site, women can learn about dealing with diabetes through various stages of life such as puberty and menopause. You can also keep active on her forum and find support groups. If you want to get involved with a great supportive community of women living with diabetes, this is a great place to start.
17) Diabetic Shoes and Diabetes Information – View Their Blog
This site shares about specialized shoes that those with diabetes can wear and much much more. Here you can keep posted on special deals on diabetic shoes and other supplies, learn nutritional advice, and keep up on news stories related to diabetes.
18) Insulin Nation – View Their Blog
This site serves mainly as a great source of information for those with type 1 diabetes, but may serve as a valuable source of information to any who want to learn more about diabetes. Packed with the latest information on research and treatment, tips on exercise, parenting, menopause, and more, this site has earned it’s spot on our list.
19) Our Diabetic Life – A Blog Website
The creator of the site, Meri, has four sons, and three of them have grown up with type 1 diabetes. This site offers a look into the very real and honest stories of a woman raising kids who struggle with this disease.
20) Scott’s Diabetes – A Blog Website
If you want a blog filled with great content, Scott offers a great array of information. In this blog, Scott greatly encourages people to really keep on top of their
blood sugar and screenings. He also shares information about medicare coverage, and much more. Feel free to check out his blog and see if it serves as a useful resource.
21) Six Until Me – A Blog Website
Six Until Me was created by Kerri Morrone, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 6. The purpose of her blog is to look past all of the negative talk about diabetes and instead share positive stories of living with diabetes. She, alongside expecting mothers share their stories of how they make living with diabetes a positive experience and do not let it serve as a disability. This site is a great resource for support and information about living with diabetes in your daily life.
22) A Sweet Life – A Blog Website
Follow along with Mike and Jessica, a married couple who both live with type 2 diabetes as they share valuable information, recipes and more. Alongside their posts you
will find posts by medical professionals and others who live with diabetes. Because of their variety of people who post to their site, it can serve as a valuable asset to people in all areas of diabetes.
23) Sweet Success: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes – A Blog Website
Kate Cornell has been dealing with diabetes while also taking care of her aging mother. Her blog, Sweet Sucess: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes is a place where she is able to word her voice and speak to a community who she supports. Her words serve as inspiration to others with the disease. With how much negative it can bring in life, we need people like Kate and the other bloggers in this list to sine a positive light on things.
24) T1 Everyday Magic – View Their Blog and Resources
T1 Everyday Magic was created by Disney and Lilly Diabetes. This site serves as an amazing resource for families, as it is loaded with fun content for children and families. But it also serves as a remarkable source of education and recipes. The site features a newly diagnosed section, a recipe section, a section for daily life with diabetes, and a section for resources. Definitely a great website to go to for those living with diabetes.
25) TuDiabetes – View Their Forum and Blog
TuDiabetes is An extension of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, in the form of a forum for people with diabetes as well as their supporters. They have a blog as well which is a good source of additional content. The forum, however, serves as a great way to talk with a community of people living with or studying in the area of diabetes.
26) American Diabetes Association – Visit Their Website
This site serves as a great resource to those living in the United States who are seeking diabetes support.Their website shares information about living with diabetes, diet and fitness, family advice, an are you at risk section, and even a section where you can seek additional support.
27) Joslin Diabetes Center – View Their Blog
And lastly, we have the Joslin Diabetes Center with their “Speaking of Diabetes” site. Here you will find all kinds of posts and videos with information about a wide array of topics. Be it about the basics of going back to school, videos and text on research that are posted regularly, and a large number of social media profiles to follow, they provide great information.
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Should you be someone who struggles with obesity and is seeking help, feel free to contact us. We’ve helped people who were found to be pre-diabetic as well as those with type 2 diabetes to rid themselves of this disease.