The Top D: Nov ’10

by Leighann on November 5, 2010

Even though numbers consume us every minute of the day, only about once a month do I take a look at my stats to see what my popular posts were and how people came to visit D-Mom Blog. I realized that it might be valuable to share some of this with you. Maybe you missed a moving post or didn’t realize there was a great resource. Or maybe you are a new reader (welcome!). Without further ado, here is the top content from the past month.

Blog Posts

Custom 3D Bands: Custom 3D Bands offers a silicone alternative to the diabetes medical alert bracelet. They come in a rainbow of colors, are inexpensive at $7.95, and shipping is free.

Spooky sPODers and PUMP-Kins: Last year we were inspired to create tree ornaments using deactivated OmniPods. I had a sudden flash of inspiration: Why not create some Halloween decorations too?

Halloween: All Treat, No Sweet: You can make Halloween candy-free and even kids without diabetes won’t miss it. It’s all about the trinkets…and bouncy eyeballs!

D- Mom Tested: Pump Wear Walk T-Shirts: I wanted team shirts with a custom designed logo for our team to wear during the annual ADA Step Out walk to fight diabetes. I ordered the kids shirts from Pump Wear.

Guest Post: Highs and Lows: Tiburon, mother of Ethan a child with diabetes and author of the blog Shark Bait, is raising money to participate in the 2010 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Read her story and then check out her fundraising auction.

ADA Step Out Walk: For the fourth year in a row we are participating in the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk.

Perpetually Popular

New Abbott Freestyle Test Strips: Abbott has announced new FreeStyle test strips that work in all of their meters and have new ZipWik technology. Word on the street is that prescriptions are beginning to be filled with these.

Free Diabetes Necklace: Though my daughter has two engraved, personalized medical ID bracelets from Lauren’s Hope, here is a free diabetes bracelet that might be helpful to attach to her medical supply bag or backpack.

Ketone Testing: You can lead a child with diabetes to ketone strips, but you can’t make her pee. We are converts to the blood ketone meter to help manage high blood sugar levels at school and at home.

Back-to-School: 504 Plan: The summer is coming to a close and the first day of school is nearing. The back-to-school checklist for children with diabetes includes much more than crayons, glue sticks, and a new backpack. Is your child’s 504 Plan in order?

Mother’s Intuition: Our three-year-old showed classic symptoms of Type 1 diabetes (extreme thirst, frequent urination, weight loss) following a minor illness.

Resources

Snack Foods: Listing of snack foods including carb counts and portion sizes.

Blogroll: D-Mom Blog boasts the most comprehensive listing of blogs written by parents of diabetic chidren.

Diabetes 365: Photos taken as part of the Diabetes 365 photo project illustrating that diabetes never takes a day off.

Referring Sites

Facebook: Are you a fan of D-Mom Blog on Facebook? Often the conversation continues there.

Twitter: I’m @DMomBlog

D-Mom and D-Dad Connection: The social network for parents of children with diabetes.

Diabetes Forecast: Enjoying Halloween When You Have Diabetes

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

Referring Blogs

Death of a Pancreas: Joanne

Diabetes Mine: Amy Tenderich (@diabetesmine)

Shark Bait: Tiburon

I Am Your Pancreas: Jen

Our Diabetic Life: Meri

While you are here, are you listed on my blogroll? It’s the most comprehensive list of D-blogs written by parents of diabetic children. Not listed? Fill out this form. And why not consider adding me to your blogroll and popping my button in your sidebar. Maybe you will be one of the top referring blogs next month!

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