Monday, May 14, 2012

Diabetes Blog Week - Find a Friend

So this week we will be doing something new at The 9 Inch Plate. I am joining fellow diabetes bloggers in the Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week. This is a week that over 200 Diabetes bloggers join together to discuss the same diabetes topics.

To make this a bit more complicated, today I am also writing my blog using HTML. Why, you ask? Well, I wanted to get that banner across the top of today's post and I could only get it there using HTML. Here is the secret - I don't really know HTML. I am trying to learn about it so that I can do a web site. If I keep this incredibly simple, we might just be okay.

Today's topic is Find a Friend. We are to go through the list of fellow participants and find blogs that we weren't reading yet and connect with a new friend.

I started going through the list. Wow, there are a lot of blogs. I started just picking at random and reading. There were some that were very interesting. The only thing was that most were Type 1 diabetics or Moms of children with diabetes. They all have quite the stories to tell. I was trying to find a friend that would also interest people who read my blog. That way we could both find a friend.

I found someone that I thought was interesting. While she is a Type1 diabetic, which in my book makes her really very admirable, she is also athletic (we are trying....) and she has a great sense of humor. One of her posts told diabetic jokes. Okay, here is the blog for me!

Running on Carbs is the blog I would like you to check out.

Celine's blog is about running, diabetes, and life. She also talks about swimming and shopping. Check it out - I think you will enjoy it.

Let me not forget to talk about Karen. Karen is the one who started Diabetes Blog Week. She has a blog that I also really enjoy. So check it too Bitter~Sweet.

Tomorrow, I am supposed to talk about One Great Thing - the one diabetic thing we do spectacularly well. It will take me hours to come up with this one....

Thanks for reading!


  1. Wow - thank you. You're very kind...and I'm glad you like my crazy combination of shopping, swimming and silly humour.

    1. Celine,
      I really enjoyed reading your blog. It gives this non-athlete some inspiration. Also, we have not gotten to the diabetes jokes yet so now I am ready. Thanks!

  2. You're too funny. Hit your link on Karen's list and will be adding you to my reader list.
    I'm guessing you're looking for T2 blogs. They're out there. If you want some help finding them, let me know.
    In any case, consider me a new friend!

  3. I enjoyed reading your blog too! It is great to find new voices. I am so glad that Karen started this! I will be enjoying your blog in the future also.

  4. Hi!
    Thanks for doing this. Now, I can be better prepared next year to do a diabetes week of blog posts (i.e. write them ahead of time because the weather is getting warm and, thus, I have more MS symptoms). I looked at the Bitter-Sweet blog. I will add that to my blog resource pg (as well as yours) for diabetes resources. It's so different now for people w/diabetes with different online resources available as well as blogs. Unfortunatrly, I think part of the reason why there are more diabetes resources is because the demand is greater, esp w/Type II children's diabetes. Hopefully with awareness like this, things will change.