As we close out the fifth year running of Diabetes Blog Week, many of us in the Diabetes Online Community may be feeling a little like this:
(Thanks to Jerry King, an accomplished worldwide cartoonist and regular contributor here at the 'Mine.)
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Of course, there was a lot to enjoy around the diabetes blogosphere this past week, and there still is one last prompt to tackle this fine Sunday:
As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let's share a few of our Favorite Things from the week -- anything from a particular fave #DBlogWeek post, a fantastic newly-found blog discovered, a picture someone included in a post, or a comment that brought on a smile.
One of the great joys about this whole effort is discovering new voices in this always-growing community, and a few that stood out to us are:
- Coffee and Insulin (awesome name, right?!) by Sarah
- Type One Trio created by a family with three kids with diabetes
- this Change the World post by a veteran type 1 at the Social D-Butterfly blog, who writes that it was her first experience participating in D-Blog Week and she was anxious about whether she could contribute anything worthwhile. Um, totally nailed it!
Aside from discovering newbies, we found it fun learning new D-terms of endearment like "underinsulinised" by Kim Henshaw in Australia, and chuckling over the really witty stuff like this diabetes-themed SNL Skit post by Kim Vlasnik at Texting My Pancreas.
So, in sum: thanks to everyone who's taken part in D-Blog Week. And in particular, thanks a million once again to fellow type 1 blogger Karen Graffeo at BitterSweet Diabetes who's been heading up this effort since the beginning. Can't wait to catch more of the recaps of the hundreds of great D-blogs out there!