When thinking of diabetes what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Insulin? Injections? Of course, these things are very important – for type 1 diabetics. However, almost 90% of all diabetics have type 2 and mostly don’t need to inject insulin. But nevertheless, having type 2 diabetes can change your life completely and you need to take good care of your health. In the UK there are more than 135 and in the US more than 1400 diabetes-related amputations – every week.
But the good news is: it doesn’t need to get that far. With the right treatment and responsible behavior, you can do a lot to prevent the progress of your diabetes. And you’re not alone: There are a lot of bloggers providing insight into their lives with type 2 diabetes, sharing their experience and motivation. How do I keep my blood glucose levels stable? What is the right diet for me? And is there an app that supports me with my diabetes? We’ve collected 20 of the most inspiring blogs about type 2 diabetes that you need to read:
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Sue writes about her personal experiences with type 2 diabetes and how she is dealing with her life as a mom of five. She says about herself: “I may have type 2 diabetes but it doesn't have me!”
Diabetes Stops Here
On this blog, run by the American Diabetes Association, people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes share their stories about “what it means to live with diabetes, from frustrations and fears to friendships and triumphs”.
Bob’s Blog, UK
Bob writes about how he is living well with type 2 diabetes and how he is managing his condition with the right diet, exercise, and oral medication.
“If you have diabetes, cook for someone who has diabetes or just want to eat healthily” – Shelby shares her personal advice and recipes with you. Her motto: “a diabetes diagnosis is not a dietary death sentence”.
Kate’s Sweet Success
Kate – a type 2 diabetic – wants to motivate people who are going through difficult times dealing with their diabetes to not give up and live a happy life. She says: “Don’t give up. Don’t despair. Life is good, despite diabetes.”
Educating and supporting women with all types of diabetes, that’s what DiabetesSisters stands for. On their site they offer a blog for type 1 diabetes and another one for type 2 where people write about their thoughts and experiences with this condition.
Diabetes UK Blog
Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes. Under this motto, the Diabetes UK blog shares personal experiences and views of people who either have diabetes themselves or live with someone with diabetes and writes about the latest research results.
No matter if it comes to recipes, exercises or personal stories: Diabetes Health educates and informs everyone about diabetes: patients, relatives as well as healthcare professionals.
Exploring Diabetes Type 2
“I am enjoying life, despite diabetes type 2”. On his blog, Bob writes about his type 2 diabetes, the latest research and dispels myths about the causes and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Gretchen is a medical writer and journalist. Since her diagnosis in 1996, her mission is to educate her readers about type 2 diabetes and the latest research.
Diabetes Self-Management is a magazine covering news and offering up-to-date, practical ‘how-to’ information about diabetes. Its blog shares helpful tips on how to live a healthy life with diabetes and writes about the latest technology supporting you with your diabetes management.
The blog run by the global diabetes community offers you life hacks as well as exercising and nutrition tips that motivate you to take care of your health as a type 1 or type 2 diabetic.
Diabetic Connect is a social network where people with diabetes can discuss their experiences, fears and motivate themselves to live a healthy life.
A Sweet Life
“We know that diabetes is a very serious and frightening disease, but we also know that life with diabetes can be normal. It can even be sweet”. Therefore, on their blog, Mike and Jessica offer everything you need to know to be a healthy diabetic – no matter if it’s the latest science news, best recipes or useful tech gadgets.
“Making Sense of Diabetes” – that’s The diaTribe Foundation’s motto. Through their free online publication, they empower their readers by providing helpful tips, insight, and information about how to live well with diabetes and prediabetes.
My Diabetic Heart
Originally misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008, Mike received the correct diagnosis 7 years later: LADA – a rare form of type 1 diabetes, often mistaken for type 2. On his blog, he wants to help people living with all types of diabetes and wants to ensure they get the right diagnosis.
DLive wants to empower people with diabetes to live a healthy and happy life. Therefore they give useful insights on nutrition, exercises, and places to find help.
On diabetes daily you can find anything you need to know about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They say: “Whether you are newly diagnosed, a fifty-year veteran, or supporting a loved one, we are here to help you thrive.”
David is a medical writer and diabetes consultant. On his website, he shares his knowledge about the latest developments in diabetes and makes positive recommendations about what you can do to manage it or, if you have pre-diabetes, to avoid getting the disease.
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