Friday, November 14, 2008

World Diabetes Day Linkfest

If you see a landmark building lit up in blue, or see someone wearing blue today, or think "Hmm...I've been hearing a lot about diabetes on the radio lately," wonder no more: Today is World Diabetes Day.

I wasn't sure what to write today. I'm sure there will be a lot of great awareness info out there. So...it's hard to go wrong with a linkfest! Here are some favorites:

Diabetes etiquette tips for people without diabetes
A guide to what is and is not helpful for interacting with your friends and family who have diabetes, from the Behavioral Diabetes Institute.

dLife
A good general resource with lots of articles. My pal Travis from Tu Diabetes contributes articles for this site.

UCSF's Diabetes Teaching Center
Online education for people with diabetes. If you have a friend or loved one with computer access but who does not have access to a diabetes educator, this is a terrific first resource!

Blood Sugar 101
Excellent resource, lots of information. I think this web site saved my life. Also has a handy Blood Glucose/a1c calculator.

Tu Diabetes
A social networking site for people with all types of diabetes. It's a good community for not feeling quite so alone with the disease.

5 comments:

SeaBreeze said...

FYI: MizFit has a diabetic friendly contest happening today.

Juice said...

Thanks for the links - I liked the etiquette one. But then I'm a fan of etiquette anywhere I can find it. :)

biz319 said...

Thanks for the links. Do you ever watch dLife on T.V.?

Pubsgal said...

seabreeze: Yeay! I'm so happy that MizFit did a World Diabetes Day feature!!!

juice: Thanks, glad you liked 'em! I especially liked the etiquette one, too. It reflected a lot of the pet peeves I hear about on the diabetes social networking web sites.

biz319: Haven't watched dLife on TV, I'm not sure we get it. I do like the web site, so I'll keep my eyes open.

MizFit said...

is it wrong I wanna nag you to come back and blog?
yes?

oh.

ok.