Welcome OmniPodders!

by Leighann on August 31, 2011

D-Mom Blog was featured in the latest OmniPod PodWatch e-mail newsletter, along with a couple of fellow podding d-parents who have been nominated for Best Kids Health Blog on the Parents Magazine website. I would like to welcome new readers who have clicked over today.

There is a lot of information on D-Mom Blog. Here are a few places to start:

Here you will read Our Story as it unfolds. Our story began in May of 2008 when my daughter, then just three, was unexpectedly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We have to travel 200 miles each way to see our endocrinologist. We began diabetes management with daily multiple injections, but began using the OmniPod insulin pump in October of 2009. We count carbs, we carry juice boxes, and we are always on call, as other families affected by this condition. You can read more About Me.

Here on D-Mom Blog you will find many resources that have taken me a long time to find for myself. I have often found myself wishing there was an aggregation of information and have hopefully brought it together here.

Here are just a few posts which are read again and again:

Mother’s Intuition: Our diagnosis story.

Ketone Testing: Did you know you don’t have to use urine?

Back-to-School: 504 Plan: See some of the things included in our plan.

And here are some popular resources:

Newly Diagnosed: Resources for families whose child was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Snack Foods: List of snacks and their carb counts.

Dining Out: Carb counts and serving sizes of popular restaurants.

Blogroll: Find other blogs about diabetes.

Twitter 101: Tips and tricks to tweeting.

Diabetes Camps: Camps listed by region of the US and Canada.

Subscribe: Did you know that you can subscribe to D-Mom Blog by e-mail or in a feed reader?

Facebook: Become a fan of D-Mom Blog on Facebook and connect with others.

And more!

Thanks for stopping by.

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