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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