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Diabetes in Social Media
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More than 200 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide and it is one of those medical conditions that are covered in details online. The medical blogosphere and the community sites are very rich in diabetes-related content.

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Diabetes in the medical blogosphere



What is a blog?


A blog is a website with regular entries commonly organized in a reverse chronological order.



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The best diabetes blogs


Six Until Me



Six Until Me

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Diabetes Mine


  • Author: Amy Tenderich
  • Description: "Here you'll find 3 years' worth of info on every imaginable aspect of living with diabetes from food scales to pharma news and book reviews, to the exasperating things other people say."
  • Quality: It has been mentioned in Medscape, Wall Street Journal or The New York Times.

Diabetes Mine

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Neonatal Diabetes


  • Author: Unknown
  • Description: "Our baby was born with a rare case of neonatal diabetes. I am writing the blog that I wished I could find when he was first diagnosed. I hope to inform those individuals who've never heard of it and I especially hope reach out to parents in similar situations."

Neonatal Diabetes

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The B.A.D. Blog


  • Author: George Whittier
  • Description: "I am 35. I am a Type 1 diabetic. I am ninja!"
  • Quality: Mentioned on D-Life and Alltop. Member of HBCE.

The B.A.D. Blog

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Your Diabetes May Vary



Your Diabetes May Vary

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Diabeticizme


  • Author: Cherise
  • Description: "I am not a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional in anyway. I share my experience with Diabetes from a personal point of view. I am a wife, and a mother. I started using the Omnipod Insulin system in May of 2008."
  • Quality: Member of Diabetic Connect and TuDiabetes.

diabetes blog

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Scott's Diabetes Journal


  • Author: Scott K. Johnson
  • Description: "Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between. My all time favorite quote, which perfectly captures my feelings: 'Diabetes is like being expected to play the piano with one hand while juggling items with another hand, all while balancing with deftness and dexterity on a tightrope' - Marlene Less, 1983. "
  • Quality: Member of Diabetes Daily.

Scott's Diabetes Journal

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Diabetesaliciousness


  • Author: Kelly Kunik
  • Description: "T1 Diabetic since age 8. Diagnosed on Halloween/Parents anniversary,hence the reason I'm a Diabetic Humorist -timing! More importantly, I'm a Diabetes Advocate & Consultant and Lover of cupcakes! Diabetes is a huge weed whose tendrils have wrapped around my family tree."
  • Quality: The blog is written by a diabetes advocate & consultant and has been active since 2007.

Diabetesaliciousness™

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Diabetes Self-management


  • Author: An editorial board that includes patients and medical professionals.
  • Description: "Our magazine, Diabetes Self-Management, offers up-to-date, practical “how-to” information on nutrition, exercise, new drugs, medical advances, self-help, and the many other topics people need to know about to stay healthy. Over the last eight years alone, the articles and series in Diabetes Self-Management have captured 191 awards at the annual National Health Information Awards, more than any other diabetes magazine."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.



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About.com - Type 1 Diabetes Blog


  • Author: Gary Gilles
  • Description: "If you are new to type 1 diabetes or you want to learn as much as you can about this condition to support a loved one or friend who has type 1, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find reliable and timely information that you can trust. Whether you are an adult with type 1 or the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, there's something of value here for everyone."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

About.com Type 1 Diabetes Blog

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About.com - Type 2 Diabetes Blog


  • Author: Elizabeth Woolley
  • Description: "All about living with Type 2 diabetes including information on prediabetes, symptoms, diabetes diet, diabetic recipes, gestational diabetes, diagnosis, treatment, causes, control, complications..."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

About.com Type 2 Diabetes Blog

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Bitter Sweet Diabetes


  • Author: Karen
  • Description: "... because life with diabetes isn't all bad"
  • Quality: Detailed description and contact addresses are available.

Bitter Sweet Diabetes

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Diabetes Views (MGH Diabetes Education)


  • Author: There is a group of authors and each author is described before each post.
  • Description: "This blog was created to expand the DSME program and further empower patients to manage their Diabetes by providing additional support and information on Diabetes related issues. Links to other web sites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not constitute an implied or direct endorsement of any kind."
  • Quality: It has been active since early 2010, has clear description, author and contact information.



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Diabetes Stops Here


  • Author: Contributors of American Diabetes Association.
  • Description: "Since launching the movement to Stop Diabetes®, we at the American Diabetes Association have heard countless stories of courage, love and resilience that are a testament to how our volunteers, advocates and supporters are coming together to stop diabetes. One goal of this blog is to share these stories. Another goal of this blog is to give a behind-the-scenes look at what the American Diabetes Association does on a daily basis to fulfill its mission (to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people living with diabetes)."
  • Quality: Blog description and contact information are available. It has been activated since 2010.



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You can find more diabetes blogs focusing on different subtopics on Sixuntilme.com.


Other blogs and blog aggregators


D-Life Blogabetes



Blogabetes

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Blog Carnivals


The blogosphere (even the medical one) is so huge it is hard to track all the blogs you are interested in. That is why bloggers organize blog carnivals, special types of blog events. Each edition is a collection of the best blogposts focusing on a particular topic and is published on a regular schedule.

Grand Rounds


  • Organizer: It was organized by Nick Genes, but now is managed by Dr. Val.
  • Description: Grand Rounds, established in 2004, is a weekly summary of the best medical blog posts on the Internet. Each week a different blogger takes a turn hosting Grand Rounds and summarizing the best medical and health care discussions of the week.
  • Quality: The best and most comprehensive carnival about medicine.



It does not only focus on diabetes, but usually covers diabetic issues.

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Diabetes Carnival


  • Organizer: V.K. Rajagopalan
  • Description: Diabetes is incurable but if we take the right care for it, then it is definitely controllable. Whether you have Diabetes or not, Carnival of Diabetes will help you to get all relevant information on Diabetes and Diabetes related complications, and its prevention, treatment and control.

blog carnival

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