New diabetes blogs continue to pop up like weeds! Here are three new ones with a twist:

* MarathonSwimmer - from a 30-year-old Type 1 diabetic (for 17 years) who is training to swim the English Channel.

* Sam Woodfin's Diabetes Notebook - a Type 2 diabetic and Creative Type whose blog pages include baseball, haiku, art, and Mac stuff, along with the diabetes section.

* Challenge Diabetes, a brand new blog from Kevin McMahon, founder of the company Diabetech, makers of the GlucoMON monitoring system, based in Dallas, TX. He emails me: "Your blog spurred me to take the plunge!" Wow, I'm honored! And a very informative clinical blog you've started there, Kevin.

Also, two other new D-blogs of note are The Beautiful Diabetic by a new Type 2 in Oslo, Norway, and I'm Dying (catchy title) by a panicked diabetic who calls herself "Saint Martha." (Kerri of SixUntilMe kindly notes that Martha could use a little warm outreach from our community. Amen.)

But these latter two blogs actually belong to the Frustrating Blogger Site category as far as I'm concerned -- a series of new blogs that: 1) do not list an email address, making it impossible to get in touch with the author, and 2) accept comments only from registered users of Google's proprietary Blogger software. Aaargh! Please open up your comments, people! Otherwise we can't offer our support. Thanks... and welcome to the blogosphere.

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