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D-Mom Blog Leighann Calentine
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- Founder of D-Mom and D-Dad Connection
- Creator and author of D-Mom Blog
And Another Thing… Mandy Childress is a single mom to a child with diabetes and dyslexia. Her blog ambles around her feelings in regards to raising her son, the frustrations, the joys, the challenges and the rewards. (USA)
Candy Hearts Wendy says it’s a sweet adventure full of gluten-free goodies! Candy Hearts is the story of one family’s journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Meet Wendy. (USA)
Death of a Pancreas Meet Joanne.
Dia-pee-pees Roselady is the homeschooling mother of five children, three of whom are 3 and under! Her finicky 3-year-old is newly diagnosed with T1. She says “diabetes was just what we needed to stir up the action around here!” Meet Roselady (coming soon).
Embrace Diabetes Meet Amy.
Justice’s Misbehaving Pancreas Alexis writes about a mother’s adventures of raising two superheros, one with Type 1 diabetes. Meet Alexis (coming soon).
Life As I Know It Meet Emily.
Life with Type 1 Meet Gail.
Meal Mommy Kimberly is the mom of two little girls. Lily is 7 and a type 1 and Abby is 5. Her blog is a diary of her journey through mommyhood, divorce, and diabetes. Meet Kimberly (coming soon). (USA)
Mom of an Extra Sweet Insulin Challenged Girl Amy Ermel’s 6 yr old daughter was diagnosed when she was 4. They have been through the ups and downs of this disease and try to find the humour, which makes it easier. Meet Amy.
My Pump Gear Meet Nan.
My 2 Sweet Babies Meet Christy. Neonatal Diabetes (diagnosis before 12 months)
Not So Still Lifes Meet Melinda.
Our Life With Children & Diabetes Meet Julie.
Shark Bait Tiburon (Post Mentioning Tiburon, Guest Post: Highs and Lows)
Stacey Simms Blog Meet Stacey.
Sweet to the Soul Meet Heather.
The Diabetic Duo Meet Renata. (Expat living in New Zealand)
The Princess and the Pump Meet Hallie.
The We CARA Lot Blog Meet Nicole.
This is Caleb Meet Lorraine.
Type 1 With Tyler Valerie says that as the mom of a kid with Type 1 diabetes, her life is never boring. Her new blog is a place where she can vent about Type 1, review products, discuss diabetes in the news and keep a journal of their lives living with this crazy roller coaster of a disease. Meet Valerie.
Wait For It Amy Scheer writes about her 7-year-old’s diabetes, but also about her theater work with the homeless, amateur powerlifting, and a foray into boxing. Meet Amy.
What Life has Become Meet Rachel.
2 Green Eyed Girls Adrienne has 2 little girls and a husband, all with T1. She tries to accept what they have been given and struggle daily to balance it all.
And Another Thing… Mandy Childress is a single mom to a child with diabetes and dyslexia. Her blog ambles around her feelings in regards to raising her son, the frustrations, the joys, the challenges and the rewards.
A Beautiful Diabetic Marcie is a frazzled mom of 3 kids, one of whom is Maddie, a Type 1 diabetic. They struggle everyday with this disease. Diabetes is NOT going to get them down!!!
Be Balanced 52 Shana is the “mom of 9 year old with Type 1, amazing non-D 12 year old and wife of one smart dude.” She blogs about all the above plus living Gluten Free and experiencing the mother of all honeymoon periods!! (Celiac)
Candy Hearts Wendy says it’s a sweet adventure full of gluten-free goodies! Candy Hearts is the story of one family’s journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Meet Wendy. (Celiac)
Co-Pancreating April Ann’s 13-year-old son was diagnosed with T1 in Feb of 2010. He is enrolled in a clinical trial at UCSF that has had amazing results. Follow them on their journey.
D-Tales Heidi’s stories about raising a child with type 1 diabetes.
Diapers and Diabetes Babies and toddlers present unique needs and are a part of a population with very little support. Cari says “Let’s change that!”
Diabetic Superstar Alissa writes about caring for her daughter who has type 1 diabetes. She says, “You’ll find my anger, love and all the rest of emotions T1 challenges have brought to our lives on the pages of my blog.” (Celiac)
Everyday Highs and Lows Shari is raising twin boys. One of her guys has type 1 diabetes and the other does not. She writes to unite parents of twins and/or type 1 diabetes children!
Insulin Resilience Heather says her blog is “Musings and reflections of a mother of a young child with T1. Although I don’t blog often, I write posts that help me work through my deepest fears, worries, wonders and hopes as our family makes our way on this unique journey.”
Jen’s Diabetes Roller Coaster Wendy writes about her journey with her daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes. She was diagnosed at age 10 1/2, January 10, 2004. Wendy says it truly has been, and still is, a roller coaster ride! (Celiac)
Kennah Cares: Our Journey with Type 1 She is the Mom of a type 1 daughter who shares her journey to raise awareness and maybe help someone along the way!
Knits-N-Things Heather is a busy single mom handling life with a T1D kid and the things she does to tackle and cope with it!
Life As I Know It Deana Cruse is just trying to out swim the sharks in life (Diabetes, Finances, Family) while keeping a smile on her face. She’s raising 3 kids who will hopefully grow to become productive members of society (or at least not be criminals).
My Sweet Bean and Her Pod Denise aka “Mom of Bean” writes about her daughter, dx 6/5/10, her life with Type1 and OmniPod, and trying to keep up as her pancreas. She says, “Through faith, humor, and friendships, we are doing our best to enjoy the roller coaster ride that is our life!!”
My Type 1 Diabetic 3 Year Old Jennifer’s 3-year-old was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She’s a stay at home with four other children. She says “I blog almost every night and share my thoughts and events of life with diabetes and how God sustains us.”
Our Family Lora’s son Willie, who is now 2 1/2 years old, was diagnosed with Type 1 at 10 months old. Having a baby, and now a toddler, with type 1 has been challenging, overwhelming, and confusing!
Redhead Living Redhead Living is a blog about a four year old girl who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in February 2011.
She Sugar Jewels writes a “positive and practical blog about life with type 1 and celiac. I’m a Nurse and have lived a healthy life with Type 1 for 28 years. I have run run marathons with Type 1, I volunteer tirelessly for JDRF and have a lifetime of knowledge to live healthfully with Type 1. My daughter was diagnosed 5 years ago, she is now 10.” (Celiac, PWD with a CWD)
Sugar Coated Michelle “Just over 5 years ago I was initiated into the “”D-mom club”"…and while it’s not a group I had necessarily wanted to join, I’m glad we’ve all got each other. Her hope is to use her blog to share her family’s story, to connect with others who understand, and to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes and the need for a CURE.
Sugar Free Candyland Dawn was inspired by her 5 year old Type 1 diabetic son and writes about her personal experiences with raising a Type 1 child.
The Sugar Sharks Amy has been blogging for years, but The Sugar Sharks is her new place for all things diabetes related. Rosie (her chosen pseudonym) was diagnosed as Type I at the age of 5. She’s now 8, pumping and wearing a CGM.
Sweet Child of Mine Joli says “Life with a diabetic is sweeter than the rest!” Her blog is co-written by her “sweeter than sugar” 5 year old diabetic as she embarks on this crazy journey they call life.
Tightrope Tango Michelle says “Managing type 1 diabetes is a lot like dancing on a tightrope; you never know when a gust of wind will shift your balance. These are our adventures in search of that elusive balance.”
Three Thirty Three In September of 2010, Amy’s 8yo daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Her blog is the story of how her family is striving for balance of love, life and laughter…oh & blood sugars.
Type 1 It’s An Autoimmune Thing Mom2ASweetBoy writes about her crazy life with an autistic, type 1 diabetic teenager!
Type 1 With Tyler Valerie says that as the mom of a kid with Type 1 diabetes, her life is never boring. Her new blog is a place where she can vent about Type 1, review products, discuss diabetes in the news and keep a journal of their lives living with this crazy roller coaster of a disease.
Wicked Sweet Join Pam on her “Wicked Sweet” journey as she navigates life with a T1D child. She may get some bumps and bruises along the way, but with the help of the DOC, she knows she can make it through!
WifeMomPancreas Danielle’s son was diagnosed with T1D in January of 2012. She says “I eat too much chocolate, am addicted to McDonald’s diet Coke, and spend too much time on Facebook. I don’t like wine, coffee or exercise. I don’t shop at Whole Foods and I wear fake Uggs.”
Blood, Sweat, and Carbs Jen shares her thoughts and reflections about the 3 things she is most passionate about: Diabetes, Exercise, and Cooking, while raising a 10 year old son with Type 1 diabetes.
Jenna’s Pet Monkey Sherry says her blog is “The highs and lows of a family of four with an uninvited “Pet Monkey” along for the ride. Diabetes has made us appreciate the little things in life, but a cure can’t come soon enough.”
Mom of an Extra Sweet Insulin Challenged Girl Amy Ermel’s 6 yr old daughter was diagnosed when she was 4. They have been through the ups and downs of this disease and try to find the humour, which makes it easier.
The Sweet Life Beaner says “The Sweet Life is a place for me to let it all go, please come and say hi I am new and looking to share experiences and ideas about our T1D kids.”
Toucan Scraps & News Angela is mum to 3 kids, 2 of them have diabetes, 1 also has Asperger’s and they are all on a gluten free diet. They love to scrapbook and craft. Her blog is a mixture of her projects, professional design work and writings about their lives: diabetes and all.
FeltFinland Amanda’s blog is the unlikely mixture of wool and insulin. Her blog reflects her life dealing with type 1 diabetes as she runs her own business making handmade felt arts and crafts.
D-Moms: New Zealand
D-Moms: Puerto Rico (Spanish Language)
Jaime, dulce guerrero Mila Ferrer writes a Spanish blog for D parents. She says, “We have the need to let other people know that T1 is a very controllable condition. It just needs COMMITMENT!”
Life With One Jason writes, “Life with a newly-diagnosed Type 1 kindergartener? Much to learn, and quickly. Come with us as we discover what the “new normal” is all about.”
Three 2 Treat Trev has Type 1 diabetes and is Diabetes Nurse Educator. He manages his two Type 1 kids (out of 5 kids). He says “Learn to manage it (D) before I manages you.” (Canada, PWD and D-Dad)
Read posts about Celiac Disease.
Two or More Children With Diabetes
PWD with a CWD
5 Children Type 1 Diabetes, Coeliacs, Me and My Husband: Angela Allison
A Shot in the Dark: Sandra Miller
A Sweet Grace: Penny
A Work in Progress: htimm
Beta Buddies: Reyna
But Wait it Gets Better: Jennifer
Candy at Midnight: Lea
Chasing Numbers: Kelly
Cram Corner: Morgan
Crystals in the Air: Heather
Diabetes Advocacy: Barb Marche
Diabetes and Then Some: Jennifer
Diabetes Sweeties: Jill
Diabetic Dilemna: Hannah
Eaten Alive: Cindy
Finding Our Balance: Alix
Five Bears A-Blogging: Mama Bear (Mo)
Forget the Chicken Nuggets: Chasiti
Funny Business: Wendy
Jaxson’s D-Tour: Deanna
Just One Day at a Time: Andrea
Lady Bugs and Lizards: Kris
Luke’s D Day: Kristin
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates!: Misty
Life is Three Sweet: Kristen
Life with a Insulin Dependent Neonate: Karina (Neonatal Diabetes, Pancreatic Agenesis or “Born Without a Pancreas”, Australia)
Life with the Coopers..Diabetes and all!: Wendy Cooper
Love, Chaos, & Randomness: Sheana
Loving Lyra: Allison Porter
Major Bedhead: Major Bedhead
Matties’s Diabetes: Heidi
Mi Dulci (My Sweet):
Mom Wants a Cure: Shannon
Mommy Squared: Lisa
Mom to the Human Pincushion: Kaileen Gibbs
Musician Mama: Katie
My Diabetic Child: Lora
My Diary as the Momy of a Diabetic Princess: Amy
My Everyday Miracles:
My Family’s Adventure with Diabetes: Robin B
My Life as a Pancreas: Stephanie
My Life with Diabetes:
My Life with the Superhero and the Princess: The Crazy Pancreas
My Son Has Diabetes: Penny
My Sugar Bugs: Kris
My Sweetest Boy: Denise
No Sugar Needed:
Our Adventures in the Land of “Di-ba-lee-teez”: Jen Litekey
Our Diabetic Life: Meri
Our Two Monkeys: Leigh
Parenting Diabetes: Sylvia White
Parenting Diabetic Kids: Natalie (and Jeff)
Parenting Type 1 Diabetes: Sylvia White
Put Your Oxygen Mask on 1st: NikDuck
Raising a Diabetic: Ayden’s Mom
Raising Ainsley: Alicia
Ramblings of a Tired Mom: Beth
Shaken Stirred & Standing: Zita
Stefany Shaheen: Stefany
Sticking it to Diabetes: Jessica
Such is Life: Tracie
Sweet, Sassy, & Sugar Free:
T1D Mamarazzi: T1D Mamarazzi
Teens and a Toddler:
Tennessee Mountain Cur: Paige
Texas Tall Tales: Carrie
The Crazy-Good Life of Mommy Going Crazy: Shannon
The Diabetes Diary: One Mom’s Story: Linnea
The Evans Kiddos: Leigh
The Herrig Family: Michelle
The Houston Five: Laura
The Life & Times of a Mom of Twins: Donna
The Rallison’s: Jennie
The Ride of Our Lives: Nicole
The Ripley Mommy: Tracy Ripley
The Sugar Kids Blog: Donna (Sweet Momma)
The Too Sweet Tug of War:
Thyme Moves On: Amberthyme
Type A Mom Type 1 Kid: Kerry Feiman
Children with Diabetes: Jeff Hitchcock
Jonathan’s Journey: JR’s Dad
My Kid’s Diabetes: Matt
Parenting Diabetic Kids: Jeff (and Natalie)
Rub Eyes When Needed: Chris
The Adventures of Super Mega Dad: Super Mega Dad
Your Diabetes May Vary: Bennet Dunlap
PWD: Type 1 Adults
Adventures of Diabolical Diabetty: Sarah Jane Blacksher
A Sweet Life: Karmel Allison
Been There, Done That on dLife: Christel Marchand (DiabeticFeed Podcast)
Betizuka: Beatriz Dominquez
Bitter~Sweet: Karen was diagnosed with T1 in December of 1979 and has seen so many (great) changes in diabetes management over the years. She blogs about the good and the bad of life with diabetes. (USA)
CloseConcerns: Kelly Close
Diabetesaliciousness: Kelly Kunik
Diabetes Daily: David Edelman
Diabetes Daily: Sara Knicks
Diabetes Day-to-Day: Fran Carpentier
Diabetes Health: Scott King
Diabetes Living Today: Kitty Castellini
Diabetes Mine: Amy Tenderich
Diabetes Sisters: Brandy Barnes
Diabetes Stories: Riva Greenberg
Diabetes Technology: Bernard Farrell
Diabetic_lz_Me: Cherise Shockley
Diabetic Rockstar: Christopher Thomas Polack
dLife Blogabetes: Multiple Authors
Healthcare Communications & Social Media: Dana Lewis
I’m (O) Kay: Kay Ritzdorf
Lemonade Life: Allison Blass
Life After Dx: The Guardian Chronicles: Wil Dubois
MyDiabetesCentral: Ginger Vieira
Randomly Capitalized: Crystal Lane
Scott’s Diabetes Journal: Scott Johnson
Scott’s Web Blog: Scott Strumello
Six Until Me: Kerri Morrone Sparling
The B.A.D. Blog: George Simmons
The Big D: Chris Bishop
The Butter Compartment: Lee Ann Thill
The Diabetic’s Corner Booth: Michael Hoskins
The Girl with the Portable Pancreas: Stacey blogs about her life as a person who has had type 1 diabetes for 29 of her 34 years and her portable pancreas (insulin pump) for 4. (USA)
The Life of a Diabetic: Chris Stocker
TuDiabetes: Manny Hernandez
PWD: Type 1 Teens
PWD: Type 2 Adults
Diabetes PowerShow Charlie Cherry
Dueling Diabetes on dLife Rachel Baumgartel (Rachel is Type 2 and her husband is Type 1)
Exploring Diabetes Type 2 Bob Fenton
Mendosa.com David Mendosa
RFamHere’s Ramblings Sue
Wildly Fluctuating Gretchen Becker