The Best Diabetes Blogs for 2016

The Best Diabetes Blogs For 2016

 2016 is here and we thought it would be a great time to examine the best diabetes blogs to enjoy for the New Year!  Check out our top selections (in no particular order). If you feel that there is a blog that we missed, simply comment at the bottom of the page- we will review reader suggestions and add more blogs to this list on a rolling basis. This roundup post will be a living resource- we will continue to update this page with the best diabetes blogs across the internet, so be sure to check back in to watch this list grow.

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Diabetes Self-Management

Diabetes Self Management Blog

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If you are looking for reliable and authoritative information regarding the effective management and control of diabetes, then the Diabetes Self-Management site is an exceptional choice for you. It publishes a plethora of practical and simple tips on how to manage diabetes including advice on exercise, nutrition, and diabetes medication. One interesting read concerns how to buy groceries if you have diabetes. Apart from this, you will get a ton of other informative diabetes tidbits- including insight on the latest medical news, daily diabetes tips, informational videos, and info regarding ongoing clinical studies. They also provide support and help to those who are struggling with diabetes. Stay up-to-date about the newest trends about diabetes today by bookmarking this blog.

Scott’s Diabetes

Scott's Diabetes Blog

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Scott K. Johnson, the friendly face over at, lives with type 1 diabetes and has opened his life to the public about his journey. His writing enables outsiders to understand what life as a diabetic is like, as well as providing great support for fellow diabetics by writing openly and honestly of his struggles. With his blog, he aims to empower, inspire and educate diabetics and non-diabetics alike. He also strives to get involved and give back to his community as much as he can by supporting the Spare a Rose, Save a Child Program, which helps provide life-saving diabetes supplies to children in developing countries. Get ready to be inspired and learn more about Scott and his many adventures by visiting his site.

Our Favorite Diabetes Books
  1. [easyazon_link identifier=”0062219987″ locale=”US” tag=”chronic0e-20″]The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes[/easyazon_link]
  2. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01ATO27MK” locale=”US” tag=”chronic0e-20″]Diabetes: Reverse Your Diabetes With a Clear and Concise Step by Step Guide[/easyazon_link]
  3. [easyazon_link identifier=”0848743393″ locale=”US” tag=”chronic0e-20″]Mayo Clinic: The Essential Diabetes Book[/easyazon_link]

Diabetes Stops Here

Diabetes Stops Here Blog

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If you want to read countless inspirational stories of resilience, courage and love concerning how the volunteers, advocates and supporters of the American Diabetes Association come together to help stop diabetes, then this website is for you. Diabetes Stops Here is a window into the lives of diabetes sufferers, allowing a glimpse into the life and daily struggles of diabetics. Moreover, they also provide a vast number of interesting and evergreen diabetes health resources aimed to inform diabetics and their loved ones on proper diabetes management, prevention and awareness. Check-out an inspiring story about a diabetic named Cassidy entitled: “Something Just Isn’t Right”: Reflections on Our Daughter’s Type 1 Diagnosis”. Keep up to date by following their active Twitter account.

A Sweet Life

ASweetLife Blog

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Having developed diabetes later in their lives, Mike Aviad and Jessica Apple understand the struggles and hardships of managing Type 1 diabetes. Instead of feeling defeated, they took charge of their health by finding ways and means to live well with diabetes. With their stock of knowledge, they established A Sweet Life, a digital magazine that reaches out to the diabetic community to share their success in living with diabetes. They provide delicious recipes (check out this delicious recipe for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes) and informative tips. Their hilarious post about diabetes sniglets (which are any words that don’t appear in the dictionary, but should) will surely make you smile. Together with a team of contributing authors, the magazine has grown to host a variety of useful resources to help empower people with diabetes, ranging from the latest in diabetes research to discussions about approaches to diabetes control.

Diabetes Hands Foundation

Diabetes Hands Foundation Blog

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The Diabetes Hands Foundation believes that no one with diabetes should ever feel alone and isolated. That’s why they are committed to connecting and empowering the diabetic community all over the globe by providing a strong social support system through their variety of blogs and programs. They also provide exceptional coverage of the latest diabetes research and medical news. Check out one of their blog posts, “Curing Type 1 Diabetes… a Conversation with Sarah’s Dad”- Sarah Edwards writes about her family and the development of a novel cell replacement therapy for treating diabetes by regenerative medicine company, ViaCyte. Check them out on Twitter to stay apprised of the Foundation’s latest doings.

Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation


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The Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation (DCAF) inspires meaningful and honest exchanges on the latest issues in diabetes management. What really distinguishes this site is its podcast series. Check out episode 74, in which the blogger’s son joins the podcast to discuss his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes nine years ago, at the age of 3. As with the other sites on this list, the DCAF provides exceptional support to diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Another great feature of this site is the Twitter-powered live chats they conduct- check out how to participate in their next chat!


BitterSweet Blog

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Karen Graffeo has been living with diabetes since 1970. She shares with the blogging world all of her adventures and challenges with diabetes, writing in a funny and charming manner. Check out her recent post on baking diabetes-friendly muffins to get a taste of her style. Apart from blogging, she is also actively involved in the diabetes community, sharing a passion for advocacy. Bookmark this site for a healthy dose of inspiration and wit on how to live a healthier and more fulfilling life despite illness. Check Karen out on Facebook to keep up to date on her latest doings.


Tudiabetes Blog

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TuDiabetes is a central diabetes hub (a program of the Diabetes Hand Foundation) that hosts an active forum and also aggregates great blog content from around the web. As with all the other blogs on this list, it provides exceptional diabetes educational resources, as well as serving as an important talking space for advocacy efforts. Their newspaper-styled blog showcases the fresh knowledge and experiences of a number of diabetes advocates. A handy event calendar will help you keep up to date on upcoming webinars that feature live interviews with diabetes luminaries.


Diabetesaliciousness Blog

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Check out Kelly Kunik and her Diabetesaliciousness blog to learn how she has converted a diabetes diagnosis into a deeply meaningful passion. Appropriately, her blog’s motto is: “Spreading Diabetes Validation Through Humor; Ownership & Advocacy. Busting Diabetes Myths & Perpetuating Diabetes Realities”. With her grit and heart, plus her humor and intimate diabetes knowledge, she has consistently ranked as one of the top diabetes blogs on the internet. Check out her sobering and insightful post: #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes. This powerful post expounds her thoughts on how diabetes has impacted her life and her loved ones around her. Her posts are entertaining to read and the BlogSpot design makes for an intuitively familiar reading experience. Check her out on Twitter to make sure you catch all her latest posts!


D-Mom Blog

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Leighann Calentine created the D-Mom blog to serve as a guide and support for parents with kids diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. She describes her blog as “a website about parenting children with type 1 diabetes”. Her weekly blog posts intend to be a one-stop shop for those who need help with diabetes care by assembling all of the best diabetes resources in one place. Read a recent post outlining how she dealt with her daughter’s stomach flu to get a sense of her style. The D-mom blog also includes a diabetes glossary as well as a helpful index of diabetes camps for children– truly unique resources. Check her out on Twitter!

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 If you are one of the blogs we mentioned above, click the blog badge below to access HTML to add a 150×150 badge to your site. Or just copy and paste the image and link back to this roundup: 

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 If you would like to link to this blog roundup, we’ve also created a handy graphic for that purpose, too! 

Diabetes Blog Badge


 If you have any suggestions of blogs we might have missed in this roundup, please comment below.