Type 1 Tuesday: 01.04.11

by Leighann on January 4, 2011

D-Mom Blog is giving away a Tassimo T20 single serve coffee maker to help get you going in the morning. Those middle of the night BG checks sure do a number on us! (No pun intended.) Leave a comment to enter by January 7, 2011. Go. Do it. Chances are good.

D-Mom Blog Type 1 Tuesday

Welcome to the first Type 1 Tuesday of the new year.

So maybe you’ve been reading my weekly Type 1 Tuesday round up of great blog posts and you’ve been wondering how I choose which ones to feature. I’d like to say it’s scientific, but it’s not.

I subscribe to blogs in Google Reader. I often read blogs from my phone while I’m waiting for Q at the end of the school day, in line at the bank, or taking a break. If I read a post that speaks to me, has a great tip, or makes me laugh, I star it.

Each weekend I go to Google Reader and click the star button. I look at the starred posts and pick the five or six that appear near the top. A drawback is that some starred posts get buried and don’t get featured, but what’s a busy D-Mom to do, right?

But here’s the thing, if you have written a post that you think the readers of D-Mom Blog would like to read, please let me know! Seriously.

(Tip: if you don’t publish in full feed, I’m less likely to read your entire post or star it because that requires additional steps that I probably won’t do from my phone. Those are the breaks, kids.)

Featured D-Blogs of the Week

Here are some of my favorite posts I have read recently:

Steve of Without Envy Words Without Envy (I know I feature Steve a lot, but his writing is always spot on. Steve reflects on the year since his daughter’s diagnosis. Lia’s spirit made me cry at the end. What a wonderful child!)

Consumer Reports Which AA Batteries are Best? (Here is a rating of battery life. Even though they are tested in cameras, surely this applies to our insulin pumps and other diabetes supplies.)

Simple Mom Beyond Breadsticks: 15 {simple} Gluten-Free Appetizers (The Gingered Clementine and Pomegranate Shrimp look wonderful. Haven’t tried any of these recipes yet.)

Featured V-Log of the Week

Tyler Type One If you are in Texas, check out Tyler Type One, an organization that provides support and events for T1 families as well as resources for newly diagnosed kids. Love this video!!

Product Recall

Abbott Recall “Abbott Diabetes Care announces a recall of certain lots of Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, Precision Point of Care, MediSense Optium, Optium, OptiumEZ and ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States and Puerto Rico….Note: Not all Abbott Diabetes Care blood glucose monitoring products are impacted, including all FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips, Precision Blood Ketone strips.” Read more.


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Theresa Stothers January 4, 2011 at 7:32 am
2 Steve January 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Thank you for the mention, Leighann. You and the DOC overall have been beyond supportive as we weathered our way through this first year. Having you at our fingertips has been of incredible help and inspiration. I admire you all very much.



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