Diabetes Online Community Resources
For people with type 1 diabetes, by people with type 1 diabetes
kellywpa.com Kelly Booth
A type 1 diabetes patient since January 1984, Kelly shares what she has been through, including neuropathy and gastroparesis, and provides information to help others.
livetolovediabetes.com Naomi Kingery
Naomi Kingery, also known as The Diabetic Diva, has been involved in the diabetic community since her diagnosis at the age of twelve. She is the author of The Sugar Free Series, and the writer of the blog livetolovediabetes.com.
livingvertical.org Stephen Richert
Stephen writes about climbing and adventuring with type 1 diabetes.
MeandDBlog.com Jessica Collins
Jess has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1993. She shares her random thoughts and musings on life with diabetes on MeandD.
MegansTouch.com Megan A. Quickle
Megan created Megan's Touch to combine diabetes blogging, education and advocacy to find a cure for diabetes. Megan has had type 1 diabetes for 24 years.
momentsofwonderful.com Sara "Knicks" Nicastro
Diagnosed with T1 diabetes as an adult, Sara advocates for living life to the fullest. "I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."
ninjabetic.com George Simmons
George shares all sides of his diabetes life in order to reach those who feel alone.
pearlsa.com/blog Pearlsa Bintomani
A girl's life collides with type 1 diabetes and she becomes an advocate.
portablepancreasgirl.com Stacey Divone
Living with type 1 diabetes for 30 years, Stacey has had her "portable pancreas" (or insulin pump) for five. Her site shares her story of coping with diabetes and everything else life has thrown her way.
princessladybug.blogspot.com Cheri Pate
Each time we meet a new person with diabetes or the loved one of a person with diabetes, we have the opportunity to learn something new about diabetes and ourselves.
ridingoninsulin.org Mollie Busby
Riding on Insulin features ski/snowboard camps for kids and teens living with type 1 diabetes.
scottsdiabetes.com Scott K. Johnson
Scott's Diabetes is where Scott talks about living his life with type 1 diabetes.
sixuntilme.com Kerri Sparling
Kerri Sparling has been living well with type 1 diabetes since 1986. She manages her diabetes and lives her life by the mantra "Diabetes doesn't define me, but it helps explain me."
strangelydiabetic.com Scott Strange
Diagnosed in 1970, Scott Strange believes in being brutally honest about diabetes and shares his experiences so that others may benefit from them.
sweetlyvoiced.com Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1990 at the age of 10. She voices her journey as a diabetic, a singer, and a mommy at her blog Sweetly Voiced.
textingmypancreas.com Kim Vlasnik
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986 at the age of six, Kim writes about and illustrates her life with diabetes on Texting My Pancreas.
thebuttercompartment.com Lee Ann Thill
A lifetime of type 1 diabetes: reflections on the struggles and triumphs, inspiration, art and the creation of meaning.
thegirlsguidetodiabetes.com Sysy Morales
The Girl's Guide to Diabetes seeks to encourage and empower women with diabetes to live their lives to the best of their ability.
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