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  • Diabetic Foodie

    Diabetic Foodie

    I think one of the most difficult parts of coping with type 2 diabetes is figuring out what to eat! Diabetic Foodie can help. Started over four years ago by Shelby Kinnaird, this blog is dedicated to sharing recipes that can fit into most diabetes meal plans. You’ll find mouthwatering, printable recipes with nutrition information included. Read more about how Shelby lost weight (five dress sizes!) here.

  • Exploring Type 2 Diabetes

    Exploring Type 2 Diabetes

    Bob Fenton has lived with type 2 diabetes since 2003; he started his blog, Exploring Type 2 Diabetes, in 2009 as a way of sharing his ideas. Bob’s blog posts are a mix of personal experience, the latest diabetes news along with his spin on that news and many links to other posts and information about diabetes.

  • David Mendosa

    David Mendosa

    David Mendosa is a freelance medical writer, advocate and consultant specializing in diabetes, who happens to live with type 2 diabetes himself. He began his website Mendosa.com in 1995 because finding information about diabetes was daunting; his site has evolved into a treasure-trove of information. Mendosa.com is a one-stop resource to find what you might be looking for; a deep well of news and ideas.

  • Cranky Pancreas

    Cranky Pancreas

    Looking for the personal touch? Bea of Cranky Pancreas just might be your answer! Bea was diagnosed in 2001 and became active in the Diabetes Online Community in 2007, when she started her blog. Bea tells it like it is and often tackles difficult subjects. I think she is a wonderful advocate for people living with type 2 diabetes.

  • Sweet Success: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes

    Sweet Success: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes

    This one is mine! I turned to blogging at Sweet Success: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes after my diagnosis when I felt the need to connect with others facing this same change in lifestyle. My blog discusses my personal experiences, including varying ways I cope with type 2 diabetes; you can see how my diabetes (and how I react to it) has changed over the years.

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Type 2 Bloggers: A Slideshow

Kate Cornell suggests a few type 2 blogs you may enjoy

I know from personal experience that living a life that includes type 2 diabetes may be stressful or confusing. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or someone who has lived with this condition for years, it can be difficult to keep up with all that is changing in your life. You, like me at times, may end up feeling isolated and alone. I think it’s important to educate yourself about type 2 diabetes, but that it’s also equally important to connect with other people who are living with type 2. One way to do that is to read blogs written by, and for, people who have type 2.

Reading personal blogs by others who might have similar experiences may give you insight into what other people are dealing with in their life with diabetes. You may find inspiration to try something new, whether it’s a type of food or a new way to exercise. (If you are planning any lifestyle or meal plan changes, it’s a good idea to speak with your diabetes care team.) Many bloggers share recipes that have helped them cope with the daily temptations we all face. Even better, you may find someone who is going through something that you are struggling with; this may help you feel less alone. To get you started, here is just a sampling of the great type 2 diabetes blogs that I’ve enjoyed. Leave us a comment and tell us your favorite!

Kate Cornell was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in June of 2005. She may have diabetes but it doesn’t have her. She blogs about her life with diabetes at Kate’s Sweet Success. Cornell is a paid contributor for The DX. All opinions contained in this article reflect those of the contributor, and not of Sanofi US, its employees, agencies, or affiliates.

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