Managing diabetes can be challenging. But connecting with people who are navigating the same condition can make all the difference.
In selecting this year’s best diabetes blogs, Healthline looked for ones that stood out for their informative, inspiring, and empowering content. We hope you find them helpful.
Managing diabetes doesn’t mean never indulging in foods you enjoy, which is why you’ll find over 900 diabetes-friendly recipes on this blog. Diabetes Self-Management also offers posts about product reviews, nutrition, meal planning, and exercise, plus tools for counting carbs, planning workouts, and much more.
The goal at Diabetes Sisters is to offer women with diabetes a space for emotional and peer support. With education and support services, this is a place for women of all ages and all types of diabetes to find and share information, helpful tips, and stories of hope.
Diabetes Stops Here highlights those inspired to end diabetes, brought to you by the American Diabetes Association. In addition to news and updates specific to the association, the blog features guest posts from contributors sharing their personal experiences and perspectives, advocacy information, and current news in the fight for a cure.
Recognizing that life with diabetes doesn’t have to be frightening, A Sweet Life approaches the condition as a lifestyle rather than an illness. On the blog, topics are varied and comprehensive, featuring current diabetes news and research, recipes, products and technology, and health.
Anyone living with diabetes, cooking for someone with diabetes, or just in search of healthy recipes will find it at the Diabetic Foodie. Shelby Kinnaird is a firm believer that diabetes isn’t a dietary death sentence, and after her own diagnosis with type 2 diabetes, she started experimenting with recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritionally sound.
For Kelly Kunik, her diabetes — or what she calls her “busted pancreas” — has become both her greatest strength and biggest passion. On her blog, Kelly shares her personal experience with diabetes and uses this platform to spread diabetes validation through humor, ownership, and advocacy.
D-Mom is online shorthand for a mother of a child who has diabetes, which makes this blog a wonderful resource for any parent navigating this experience. Leighann Calentin has spent years compiling the information she makes available here, from eating out and managing insulin to working with a medical team.
Scott K. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1980. Managing his condition has been difficult and isolating at times, so he began writing about his experiences. Scott’s honest, open account of his struggles makes this a wonderful place for support and encouragement.
Diabetes Daily walks visitors through the ins and outs of life with diabetes. The blog offers relevant information for managing all aspects of this condition, plus first-person stories, recipes, fitness tips, and much more.
For years, Kerri Morrone Sparling was the only person with diabetes she knew. In 2005, tired of finding only stories of dire diabetes complications online, she launched her blog and started sharing her own experiences. It’s become a place for those with diabetes to find camaraderie, support, and inspiration.
Riva Greenberg began blogging to share her thoughts and experiences both as someone living with diabetes and working in the healthcare industry. She has flourished with diabetes, and her blog has become a forum for helping others do the same. Her posts cover her own stories about nutrition, advocacy, and updates on current research.
Tom Karlya has two children with diabetes, and he’s been committed to staying educated about the condition and its best management tools since his daughter’s diagnosis in 1992. Tom isn’t a medical professional — just a father sharing what he’s learned as he navigates this path with his children. It’s that perspective that makes this is a great place for other parents of children with diabetes.
The College Diabetes Network is a nonprofit organization focused on helping young adults with diabetes enjoy healthy lives by offering a space for peer connections and expert resources. There’s an extensive amount of information here, and the blog offers content specific to diabetes and college life. Browse personal stories, current news, tips for studying abroad with diabetes, and more.
For the latest news regarding type 1 diabetes, Insulin Nation is a great resource. Posts are frequently updated with current information about advancements, clinical trials, technology, product reviews, and advocacy. Content is organized into treatment, research, and living categories so you can find exactly the information you need.
Disney and Lilly Diabetes (maker of diabetes medications) are behind this blog, which offers special resources for families of children living with type 1 diabetes. Browse advice and guidance for the newly diagnosed, tips for daily management, recipes, news, and personal stories and videos. This is a wonderful place to find support and community from families who truly understand.
A site dedicated to investigating, informing, and inspiring, Diabetes Health is a robust platform for comprehensive diabetes information. Find camaraderie and support in the community, browse complications and care tips, learn about medication and monitoring, research products and food, and even read about celebrities who live with diabetes.
With a focus on healthy, diabetes-friendly recipes, this is where readers will find guidance for eating well. Recipes include mango chutney chicken, mini peach melba pies, spicy Thai chicken lettuce cups, toasted crab and scallion ravioli, and many others.
The goal at diaTribe, a patient-focused online publication from The diaTribe Foundation, is to empower readers with useful, actionable information. The site works to make sense of diabetes by sharing news relating to drugs and devices, research opportunities, and regulatory decisions, as well as guidance and advice for daily diabetes management.
Renza Scibilia’s blog is about real life with type 1 diabetes. And while diabetes isn’t the center of her life -— that’s a space reserved for her husband, daughter, and coffee — it is a factor. Renza writes about the ongoing challenges of living with diabetes, and she does so with humor and grace.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators, or AADE, is a professional organization committed to improving the care of those living with diabetes. It does so through advocacy, education, research, and prevention, and that’s the kind of information it’s sharing on the blog as well. Posts are written by diabetes experts for the benefit of other professionals in the industry.
Diabetes Forecast (the website for the healthy living magazine of the American Diabetes Association) offers comprehensive guidance and advice for living with diabetes. Visitors can read all about this condition, browse recipes and food, find tips for weight loss and fitness, and learn about blood glucose and medications. There are also links to trending diabetes news and a podcast sharing what’s new in diabetes research.
Christel Oerum launched Diabetes Strong (originally TheFitBlog) as a platform for sharing her personal experiences as a fitness enthusiast with type 1 diabetes. The site has become a place for expert contributors from across the globe to share tips and advice for leading healthy, active lives with any type of diabetes.
Mike Durbin is a living example that there’s great life after a diabetes diagnosis. He started the blog following his own discovery of type 2 diabetes, and he shares the ups and downs of his condition in posts that are candid and moving.
Multiple contributors provide content for this Diabetes Lifestyle blog, which means an interesting mix of perspectives. Browse tips and guidance for daily management, dating advice, recipes, current news and treatments, fitness and weight loss, and other timely and relevant diabetes information.
Created by Amy Tenderich — a 15-year veteran of type 1 diabetes — and her dedicated team of warriors, this blog offers humor, straight talk, and a sense of community for those living with diabetes. You’ll find news, reviews, and personal perspectives that can help in the management of diabetes. Tenderich — a well-known patient advocate and frequent public speaker on the condition — is perhaps most passionate about fostering better understanding, research, and more innovation in the realm of diabetes care.
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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.