Welcome To D-Mom Blog!

by Leighann on January 1, 2010

D-Mom Blog is a website about parenting children with Type 1 diabetes.

What is a “D-Mom?” It’s the online shorthand for the mother of a child who has diabetes.

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 in St. Louis. We began diabetes management with daily multiple injections, but have been using an insulin pump since 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.

The online community has been priceless in providing support and encouragement. I invite you to pour yourself a mug of Diet Swiss Miss Hot CocoaDiet Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa (only 4 grams of carbs!) and meet other D-Moms (and D-Dads) who also write their family’s story.

On Type 1 Tuesday, come over and link up your posts from the previous week so that others can find you. And while you are here, see what stories your peers are sharing.

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.

I have an extensive Blogroll if you would like to read about other families in the same situation.

Look at the list of Common Diabetes Terms if you can’t remember what that abbreviation means.

Find Snack Foods, which are listed by carb count and include additional information about particular brands. My kids snack four times a day and we are always looking to change things up.

Going out to eat? Look to the Dining Out resource for direct links to the nutritional information websites of various restaurants.

Cooking at home? My Food at Home feature includes recipes I prepare including their carb counts, as well as helpful tips, carb counts of common ingredients, and measurements and equivalents.

The Online Resources page includes links to organizations, social networks, charities, companies, and clinical trials.

Twitter has been a form of instant gratification for me where other D-Moms (and don’t forget D-Dads) are there for each other. On Twitter I am @DMomBlog. If you are new to Twitter, or have no idea how to get started, read my Twitter 101 primer.

All of these resources will be regularly updated and expanded. I also welcome ideas and suggestions. Please use the Contact Form to reach out…for anything.

Take a second to subscribe in a reader so that you won’t miss new content. If prefer to receive new content by e-mail, use the e-mail subscription box (in the right sidebar). Consider adding D-Mom Blog to your blogroll, writing a post to help spread the word, and adding my button to your sidebar.

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Take a moment to leave a comment to let me know you’ve stopped by.

Although January 1, 2010 marks the official beginning of D-Mom Blog, please take a look at the Archives and read our story from it’s beginning.



{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracy Shannon December 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

awesome..awesome..awesome!! great job! looking forward to being part of a d-life community!! thanks!


2 Rachel December 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Great idea Leighann! 🙂


3 Jennifer January 1, 2010 at 11:11 am

Wow! You’ve done an amazing job.


4 kelly kunik (k2) January 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Fantastic idea Leighann!
Very much looking forward to reading all about the D-moms POV!


5 Kelly January 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Welcome! This is a wonderful source of information!
Looking forward to passing it along. 🙂


6 Joanne January 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm

If this had only been around when Elise was first diagnosed. Cool stuff, looking forward to reading more!


7 Beth January 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Wow! You have a lot of wonderful information here!
I know it will be of a lot of help to newly dx’d families, and a great place for those of us who’ve been on this road for a while to gather as well! 🙂


8 Jen January 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

This is so great Leighann! Thanks for doing it. I am looking forward to reading through more of your blog. I too wish this had been around when Addison was first diagnosed. Take Care..


9 Shannon January 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

What a cool idea! I love being a part of such an amazing group of women that are around for support 24/7. Can’t wait to see what this is all about!


10 Mike LeBlanc January 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Awesome job on the blog Leighann !! Congrats, what an awesome way to start the new year.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, my cycling and exercise ritual is honestly what keeps me sane. I too am also on call, but still work out during my lunch hour. I just bring my cell phone with me.

Looking forward to reading your future posts.

Take Care


11 Valerie January 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

This is beyond awesome! Thank you!


12 Meri January 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm

What a great resource! I need my D Mom peeps to make it through the day. It took me a LONG time to find them. This will speed up the process for others. Congrats on the launch of the new site!


13 Nicole January 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

Hello, so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, thank you for finding me and for introduction me to your wonderful web site. WOW it is great!! I look forward to reading more 🙂


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