Well, thanks to the lovely Christina Katz, I am the next in line to carry on the “Thinking Blogger Award.” I’m honored that she included me in this list and I think it’s a great way to pass along other worthy blogs! My focus for this project is blogs about diabetes…(or chronic illnesses) So, here are my 5:
1. Chronic Babe, created by Jenni Prokopy in 2005 to provide an online community of younger women with chronic health issues. Jenni says on her home page, “If you’re a sick chick in search of like-minded folks—the kind of people who are living well in spite of illness—you’re in the right place! ChronicBabe offers hundreds of resources designed to help you keep on being a Babe, even if you’re a sick chick.”
2. In Lemonade Life, Allison writes about her life with diabetes. Allison is a young woman who has lived with diabetes for 12 years and has been active in the diabetes community, working to bring more attention to this disease.
3. Six Until Me by Kerri Morrone is a great blog about living with diabetes. Kerri says on her blog, “I started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because I was tired of Googling “diabetes” and coming up with little more than a list of complications and frightening stories. Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl? Was I the only diabetic out there who felt alone?” She is very well known in the diabetes community and her sense of humor makes her blog entries fun to read.
4. Curemoll is Molly’s blog about her life with diabetes. Molly was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 4 years old and has worked very hard to volunteer her time to help find a cure. Here is what Mollie says about her blog, “I created this blog so I could write about how its like to live with diabetes. Through this medium, I discuss life with diabetes in the hope that it will answer questions and help people to know they are not alone. It is meant to insire others to deal with their disease, and encourages them to manage it. My Blog is a place where anyone can ask me anything about diabetes and in holding such open discussions, more and more people learn about their disease and their familes, friends, and peers learn how they can be of assistance.”
5. Diabetes Mine is written by Amy Tenderich, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003. Amy says, “I’ve learned a ton since my diagnosis nearly 4 years ago. With diabetes, you really do learn something new every day. So I started this blog as a place to sort out and share some “diabetes smarts” (pardon the pun) –– a gold mine of informational nuggets, if you will… ”
Here’s the rules if any of these bloggers choose to accept their mission to share their thinking bloggers of choice:
*Should the bloggers choose to participate, please make sure to pass the rules on to the next Thinking Blogs you tag.
The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
This award was began by ilker yoldas at The Thinking Blog. I hope to follow the links to some more great bloggers out there who make us think.