{Celebrate 3 Years of D-Mom Blog} Kids First, Diabetes Second Book Giveaway!

by Leighann on January 1, 2013

In honor of the third anniversary of D-Mom Blog, I’m happy to give away some of the items that are instrumental in our daily diabetes care. Come back each day this week for a new giveaway. Good luck!

WDD Cupcake

Q was diagnosed over four-and-a-half years ago with type 1 diabetes. Shortly after, I began sharing our story on my then “mommy blog.” As my community of people I looked to in the DOC grew and my content expanded, I moved to this space and founded D-Mom Blog, with it’s first official post being on January 1, 2010.

(Content actually includes posts going all the way back to that first summer.)

So much has happened in these three years for me, my family, and for this website.

I wrote a book! Kids First, Diabetes Second was published in the summer of 2012 and has received a wonderful reception. Many people have said that it should be on the desk of every CDE and that it should be given to every family of a newly diagnosed child.

I have traveled to each coast and many places in between for social media summits and conferences. I have been able to meet PWDs and fellow caregivers in person. Q has even met other kids with diabetes when we went to Orlando for Friends For Life.

This website has frequently been named as a top resource for families dealing with diabetes and currently boasts a Google Page Rank of 5. I’m so appreciative of those of you who come by the site regularly, visit the Facebook page, and subscribe by e-mail or in a feed reader.

And because of the success of the website, I’ve been given the opportunity to write in other venues. I am so happy to announce that this year I am able to commit more time to writing, advocacy, and volunteering. (And because it’s a financial sacrifice for our family, I hope to take on more freelance writing and social media consulting. Learn how you can hire me or let me know if you hear of anything.)

To say “thank you” for all of you who read D-Mom Blog and who are a source of support and inspiration for our family, I am hosting giveaways of some great products this week.

Kids First Diabetes Second BookOf course I couldn’t celebrate the anniversary of D-Mom Blog without first giving away three copies of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second which was published in 2012. Without this website and the community I have formed over the years, this book wouldn’t have been possible.

Thanks go to everyone who has been a source of support for our family, both online and in person. I hope that I have paid it forward by writing a resource that will be helpful to families starting from square one with a diagnosis of diabetes in their child. (Though many families who are veterans at dealing with diabetes have also said that they found it to be a great source of information, as well.)


THREE lucky readers of D-Mom Blog will each win a copy of Kids First, Diabetes Second.

Required Entry

Fill out this entry form and tell me what book has been a great resource in caring for your child with diabetes. (I would love a comment on this post below, but your entry doesn’t count unless you fill out the form.)

Three Extra Optional Entries

Fill out the entry form for each extra entry to be counted.

  • Blog about this giveaway including a link to this post (http://www.d-mom.com/?p=20572).
  • Tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post (http://www.d-mom.com/?p=20572 and mention @dmomblog.
  • Post about the giveaway on Facebook including a link to this post (http://www.d-mom.com/?p=20572).

Read the official giveaway rules. Entry deadline January 11, 2013. Open to readers who live in the US.

Thanks go to Spry Publishing for providing these books to readers of D-Mom Blog.

More Giveaways!

Enter to win one of three copies of Kids First, Diabetes Second.
Enter to win one of three $75 Lauren’s Hope gift certificates.
Enter to win one of three $25 Too Sweet Boutique gift certificates.
Enter to win one of three Glucolift Glucose Tablet prize packs.

Further Reading

More about my book Kids First, Diabetes Second

More D-Mom Tested product reviews

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maggie McCoy Pogue January 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

liked and shared on facebook


2 Robin Baez January 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

I answered the questions, and shared the drawing on Facebook.


3 Beaulah Solis January 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

Cant wait to read the book. Your website has a lot of good info!!


4 Linda Walker January 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

Filled out the form. I would love to read this book =)


5 Amanda January 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

How fun, a week of giveaways and congrats on the 3 years doing D-Mom blog.


6 Jen January 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

As the overwhelmed mom to a newly diagnosed Type 1, I really hope to win this book!


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