Kids First, Diabetes Second Book
Praise and Reviews
News and Press
Press & Blog Coverage
Diabetes Forecast: Telling Others About Your Childâ€™s Diabetes
Diabetes Forecast: Enjoying Halloween When You Have Diabetes
The News-Gazette: Mom Makes Sure Life is Sweet for Her Diabetic Child
Huffington Post: How One Pharma Company Is Making A Difference With Patients
BabyCenter MOMformation: D-Moms: Parenting children with diabetes
National Wildlife Foundation: Meet Be Out There’s Founding Mothers
Praise for Leighann and D-Mom Blog
Allison of Lemonade Life: I met Leighann last summer in Chicago while on business at BlogHer. She is a smart, active, passionate mom and although I havenâ€™t had the pleasure of meeting her daughter, I can already tell she is just darling. I have always been â€œloud and proudâ€ with my diabetes, and itâ€™s great to see other children following suit.
Kim of Hormone-colored Days: Having known Leighann and followed her blog long before the diagnosis of her daughter, it was scary to see this all happen. Leighannâ€™s done a great job of handling this curve ball that was thrown at her family and Iâ€™m sure her blog will be a source of comfort and inspiration to many.
Nan of My Pump Gear: Leighann has taken great care in the design, layout and content of this new and wonderful resource site for parents of type 1Â kids.Â It just launched last month.Â What an incredible need it fills!Â How I wished there had been something like this when C was first diagnosed.
Joanne of Death of a Pancreas: When Elise was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 12 months, I had nowhere to turn. There seemed to be no place for a Mom with a diabetic baby to go for information. I remember feeling so alone, and that nobody out there understood what I was going through. That’s why I think a blog like The D-Mom Blog is so important. Think of it as a one-stop shop for diabetes information that creator Leighann Calentine has taken hours and hours of her own time compiling. It is a wonderful resource for both the newly diagnosed, and for those of us who have been dealing with D for awhile.
Rachel of What Life Has Become: Leighann, another D-Mom, created a new website called D-Mom Blog the sweet life with a diabetic child. Itâ€™s a great site full of resources. This site will be fantastic for newly diagnosed families but also for those of us who have been around the block a few times!
Hallie of Window to My World: Leighann, a fellow mother of a child with Type 1, has created an amazing new site. It’s called D-Mom Blog! How perfect is that? And check out the chick! That’s how I see myself – as a D-Mom Superhero fighting the evils of high blood sugar and uninformed people everywhere! It’s truly a wonderful site filled everything you could imagine! There is something so amazing, after a diagnosis, to find other people out there going through the same thing you are. Or others who are a little further down the D road and can truly empathize. I’m not even sure I can put into words – it’s such a wonderful feeling! It’s like recognizing a kindred spirit.
Kristina Sauerwein of MOMformation: I am familiar with the disease and all of its challenges. Parenting a diabetic child ups the ante, and thatâ€™s why I am proud of my friend Leighann for starting the D-Mom Blog, a comprehensive and compassionate site for moms, dads and other caregivers raising a child with the disease. The D-Mom Blog is an all-in-one, go-to site, but it is not clinical in tone. Leighann deserves kudos for launching the D-Mom Blog, because if you or someone you know is caring for a diabetic child (or teaching a child, or even knows a diabetic child), this site is a must-read.
KeyVive: If you haven’t already done so, bookmark the D-Mom Blog, Calentine’s personal blog about her journey as a D-Mom. It includes everything a mom needs: advice, understanding, resources, recipes, snack ideas and a connection to other moms experiencing the same thing.
Guest Posts & Writing
Sanofi The DX: Life With Diabetes: Caregiver Happiness
OmniPod Suite D: People Say the Darndest Thingsâ€¦to People with Diabetes
Sanofi The DX: Late Night Nerves?
OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes During the Holiday Season
Sanofi The DX: As a Child Grows
OmniPod Suite D: Pump Anniversary: Celebrating Freedom
Sanofi The DX: Easing the Worries
OmniPod Suite D: Tricks for Treating Your Child with Diabetes
Sanofi The DX: What’s in Your Lunch Box?
Sanofi The DX: Whatâ€™s on Your Tray?
OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes and Teacher Training
OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes School Supplies
OmniPod Suite D: Diabetes Show and Tell
Disney Family.com: Getting Back on the Play-Date Circuit
Disney Family.com: The Summertime Shift
Lemonade Life: After the Wedding
Diabetes Mine: Halloween With Diabetes: The Trick to Treats
Lemonade Life: The Cookies
This is a very incomplete list. I don’t update it as often as I should!
Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere â€“ September 2012 Edition
(Diabetes Blog Week 2012)
Parenting Diabetes: Find a Friend
Wife Mom Pancreas: I Have No Friends
Type 1 Demystified: Find a Friend
Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere â€“ February Edition
Your Diabetes May Vary: #TwoBits – A List and Lyrical Word @Ninjabetic @DMomBlog
Diabetes Mine: 2011 Best of the Diabetes Blogosphere
Lemonade Life: A Lemonade Life in 2011
Victoria Cumbow: A Jonas Brother Made Me Cry
Diabetically Speaking: Here a Mascot, There a Mascot
Huffington Post: Top 10 Diabetes Online Influencers Named
One Happy Mama: 30 Days of Gratitude
The Diabetes Resource: Top 10 influences in the online diabetes community
Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere â€“ July Edition
(Diabetes Blog Week 2011)
Six Until Me: Admiring Our Differences
Diabetes Mine: Admiring Our Differences
A Sweet Grace: DOC and AOD (Admiring Our Differences)
Fingersticks and Footchecks: Mothers Day–Admiring our Differences
Living in Progress: I LOVE the DOC!
Diabetes Mine: Sleep Well: A Diabetes Design Concept Gone Viral
Lemonade Life: Love LA
Diabetes Mine: Around the Diabetes Blogosphere
Stacey Simms Blog: My co-star (in diabetes), Ricki Lake
Diabetes Mine: New FreeStyle Test Strips- OK for OmniPod?
Diabetes Youth Auckland: DYA Spring Newsletter
Candy Hearts: Blogger Basal
Death of a Pancreas: Featured D-Mom!
My Diabetic Child: Thank You D-Mom Blog
My Pump Gear: The D-Mom Blog
The Houston Five: Type 1 is Not Type 2
The State of Discontent: Things I Have Recently Learned
Welcome to Our Crazy, Happy Life!: D-Mom Blog Props!
Life With Type 1: Featured on D-Mom
Welcome to Our Crazy, Happy Life!: Need Another Blog Buddy?
What Life Has Become: There’s a New Blog in Town!
Window to My World: Check This Out