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Kids First, Diabetes Second Book

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Press & Blog Coverage

Diabetes Forecast: Telling Others About Your Child’s Diabetes

Diabetes Forecast: Enjoying Halloween When You Have Diabetes

The News-Gazette: Mom Makes Sure Life is Sweet for Her Diabetic Child

Huffington Post: How One Pharma Company Is Making A Difference With Patients

BabyCenter MOMformation: D-Moms: Parenting children with diabetes

National Wildlife Foundation: Meet Be Out There’s Founding Mothers

Praise for Leighann and D-Mom Blog

Allison of Lemonade Life: I met Leighann last summer in Chicago while on business at BlogHer. She is a smart, active, passionate mom and although I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her daughter, I can already tell she is just darling. I have always been “loud and proud” with my diabetes, and it’s great to see other children following suit.

Kim of Hormone-colored Days: Having known Leighann and followed her blog long before the diagnosis of her daughter, it was scary to see this all happen. Leighann’s done a great job of handling this curve ball that was thrown at her family and I’m sure her blog will be a source of comfort and inspiration to many.

Nan of My Pump Gear: Leighann has taken great care in the design, layout and content of this new and wonderful resource site for parents of type 1 kids.  It just launched last month.  What an incredible need it fills!  How I wished there had been something like this when C was first diagnosed.

Joanne of Death of a Pancreas: When Elise was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 12 months, I had nowhere to turn. There seemed to be no place for a Mom with a diabetic baby to go for information. I remember feeling so alone, and that nobody out there understood what I was going through. That’s why I think a blog like The D-Mom Blog is so important. Think of it as a one-stop shop for diabetes information that creator Leighann Calentine has taken hours and hours of her own time compiling. It is a wonderful resource for both the newly diagnosed, and for those of us who have been dealing with D for awhile.

Rachel of What Life Has Become: Leighann, another D-Mom, created a new website called D-Mom Blog the sweet life with a diabetic child. It’s a great site full of resources. This site will be fantastic for newly diagnosed families but also for those of us who have been around the block a few times!

Hallie of Window to My World: Leighann, a fellow mother of a child with Type 1, has created an amazing new site. It’s called D-Mom Blog! How perfect is that? And check out the chick! That’s how I see myself – as a D-Mom Superhero fighting the evils of high blood sugar and uninformed people everywhere! It’s truly a wonderful site filled everything you could imagine! There is something so amazing, after a diagnosis, to find other people out there going through the same thing you are. Or others who are a little further down the D road and can truly empathize. I’m not even sure I can put into words – it’s such a wonderful feeling! It’s like recognizing a kindred spirit.

Kristina Sauerwein of MOMformation: I am familiar with the disease and all of its challenges. Parenting a diabetic child ups the ante, and that’s why I am proud of my friend Leighann for starting the D-Mom Blog, a comprehensive and compassionate site for moms, dads and other caregivers raising a child with the disease. The D-Mom Blog is an all-in-one, go-to site, but it is not clinical in tone. Leighann deserves kudos for launching the D-Mom Blog, because if you or someone you know is caring for a diabetic child (or teaching a child, or even knows a diabetic child), this site is a must-read.

KeyVive: If you haven’t already done so, bookmark the D-Mom Blog, Calentine’s personal blog about her journey as a D-Mom. It includes everything a mom needs: advice, understanding, resources, recipes, snack ideas and a connection to other moms experiencing the same thing.

Guest Posts & Writing

March 2014

Sanofi The DX: Life With Diabetes: Caregiver Happiness

March 2013

OmniPod Suite D: People Say the Darndest Things…to People with Diabetes

January 2013

Sanofi The DX: Late Night Nerves?

December 2012

OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes During the Holiday Season

Sanofi The DX: As a Child Grows

November 2012

OmniPod Suite D: Pump Anniversary: Celebrating Freedom

Sanofi The DX: Easing the Worries

October 2012

OmniPod Suite D: Tricks for Treating Your Child with Diabetes

Sanofi The DX: What’s in Your Lunch Box?

Sanofi The DX: What’s on Your Tray?

September 2012

OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes and Teacher Training

OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes School Supplies

OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes Show and Tell

August 2012

Disney Family.com: Getting Back on the Play-Date Circuit

June 2012

Disney Family.com: The Summertime Shift

July 2011

Lemonade Life: After the Wedding

October 2010

Diabetes Mine: Halloween With Diabetes: The Trick to Treats

July 2010

Lemonade Life: The Cookies

Blog Mentions

This is a very incomplete list. I don’t update it as often as I should!

September 2012

Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – September 2012 Edition

May 2012

Hope Warshaw: Got Diabetes? Counsel People with Diabetes? Click Open the DOC – Diabetes Online Community

(Diabetes Blog Week 2012)

Parenting Diabetes: Find a Friend

Wife Mom Pancreas: I Have No Friends

Type 1 Demystified: Find a Friend

February 2012

Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – February Edition

AADE Blog: How can social media bring together patients and professionals?

January 2012

Your Diabetes May Vary: #TwoBits – A List and Lyrical Word @Ninjabetic @DMomBlog

December 2011

Diabetes Mine: 2011 Best of the Diabetes Blogosphere

Lemonade Life: A Lemonade Life in 2011

Victoria Cumbow: A Jonas Brother Made Me Cry

November 2011

Diabetically Speaking: Here a Mascot, There a Mascot

Huffington Post: Top 10 Diabetes Online Influencers Named

One Happy Mama: 30 Days of Gratitude

The Diabetes Resource: Top 10 influences in the online diabetes community

July 2011

Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – July Edition

May 2011

(Diabetes Blog Week 2011)

Six Until Me: Admiring Our Differences

Diabetes Mine: Admiring Our Differences

A Sweet Grace: DOC and AOD (Admiring Our Differences)

Fingersticks and Footchecks: Mothers Day–Admiring our Differences

April 2011

Living in Progress: I LOVE the DOC!

Diabetes Mine: Sleep Well: A Diabetes Design Concept Gone Viral

Lemonade Life: Love LA

January 2011

Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere

Stacey Simms Blog: My co-star (in diabetes), Ricki Lake

October 2011

Diabetes Mine: New FreeStyle Test Strips- OK for OmniPod?

September 2010

Diabetes Youth Auckland: DYA Spring Newsletter

August 2010

Candy Hearts: Blogger Basal

May 2010

KeyVive: Mother’s Day is May 9th- Get Healthy for Your Family

February 2010

Death of a Pancreas: Featured D-Mom!

My Diabetic Child: Thank You D-Mom Blog

My Pump Gear: The D-Mom Blog

The Houston Five: Type 1 is Not Type 2

The State of Discontent: Things I Have Recently Learned

The Type 1 Game: D-Mom Blog, I Should Just Let it Go…But…

Welcome to Our Crazy, Happy Life!: D-Mom Blog Props!

January 2010

Life With Type 1: Featured on D-Mom

Welcome to Our Crazy, Happy Life!: Need Another Blog Buddy?

What Life Has Become: There’s a New Blog in Town!

Window to My World: Check This Out

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