Friday, May 7, 2010

Diabetesalicious Lite 5/7/10: Brought To You By....

Happy Friday, May 7, 2010 !

This week's “Diabetesalicious Lite” edition is brought to you by the Letter K, as in Karen over at Bitters-Sweet Diabetes who’s come up with a fantastical idea for the DOC called Diabetes Blog Week,

And the Letter D, as in, you guessed it,Diabetes Blog Week. Starting on May 10th and running through May 16th, participating Diabetes Bloggers will write on assigned diabetes topic each day.

Topics and assigned dates include:

Monday 5/10 - A day in the life . . . Take us through a quick rundown of an average day and all the ways in which diabetes touches it. Blood tests, site changes, high and low blood sugars, meal planning, anything that comes along. This can be a log of an actual day, or a fictional compilation of pieces from many days.

Tuesday 5/11 – Making the Low Go Away. Tell us about your favorite way to treat a low. Juice? Glucose tabs? Secret candy stash? What’s your favorite thing to indulge in when you are low? What do you find brings your blood sugar up fast without spiking it too high?

Wednesday 5/12 – Your Biggest Supporter. Sure, our diabetes care is ultimately up to us and us alone. But it’s important to have someone around to encourage you, cheer you, and even help you when you need it. Today it’s time to gush and brag about your biggest supporter. Is it your spouse or significant other? Your best friend, sibling, parent or child? Maybe it’s your endo or a great CDE? Or perhaps it’s another member of the D-O-C who is always there for you? Go ahead, tell them just how much they mean to you!

Thursday 5/13 - To carb or not to carb? Today let’s blog about what we eat. And perhaps what we don’t eat. Some believe a low carb diet is important in diabetes management, while others believe carbs are fine as long as they are counted and bolused for. Which side of the fence do you fall on? What kind of things do you eat for meals and snacks? What foods do you deem bolus-worthy? What other foodie wisdom would you like to share?

Friday 5/14 - Exercise... love it or hate it? Do you have a regular exercise routine? Or do you have trouble finding your exercise motivation? How do you manage your insulin and food to avoid bottoming out during your workout? Today is the day to tell us all about your exercise habits, or lack thereof.

Saturday 5/15 - Diabetes Snapshots. Inspired by the Diabetes 365 project, let’s snap a few d-related pictures to share today. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Be creative! Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures. Or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves. This one's particularly good for me, as I'd started with the D-365 Project but put it away after hitting the Flickr Free Account Limit of 200 photos and not wanting to pay anything for a Pro Account Unlimited Status.

Sunday 5/16 - Dream a little dream about Life After A Cure. To wrap up Diabetes Blog Week, let’s pretend a cure has been found. We are all given a tiny little pill to swallow and *poof* our pancreases are back in working order. No side effects. No more insulin resistance. No more diabetes. Tell us what your life is now like. Or take us through your first day celebrating life without the Big D. Blog about how you imagine you would feel if you no longer were a Person With Diabetes.

Wild card - Blood Sugar Nirvana or Moronic Moment. (inspired by Kelly Kunik at Diabetesaliciousness) Blog about the time you ate a meal that tends to spike you to the moon, but your perfectly calculated and timed bolus kept your blood sugar happy. Or tell us about that time your brain had a little diabetes-blip and you did something you think is “stupid”. (Because chances are, we’ve done it too!!) Go ahead, brag about your triumph or commiserate about your d-blooper.

I’m participating and I hope you will to! Read and find out how you can be part of Diabetes Blog Week HERE.

Diabetesalicious Lite is also brought to you by the letter M, as in Mommy, like the busy mommies over at Busy Mommy Media, who have decided that Diabetes is quite an interesting and timely topic and that their readers need to learn more about our disease, so they decided to devote 6 weeks of articles on the subject, and several Dbloggers , including Brandy Barnes, Gina Capone, and myself have written guest posts.

Click HERE to read about the details and click HERE to read the inaugural D article Diabetes Sisters founder Brandy Barnes.

Speaking of Mommies, Sunday is Mother’s Day. Enjoy the day with your mom and tell her how wonderful you think she is. Take her out for brunch, mow the lawn, or make her a macaroni necklace – WHATEVER. But most importantly, give her the most the gifts of love, appreciation, and time!


Anonymous said...

Lite is always just as good, Kelly! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to participating next week and seeing so many different perspectives on the same D-topic each day. Should be outstanding. Like many, I previewed today what's to come... But before then, you did give me an idea about a post to do before then - a special D-Mom tribute in honor of Sunday. Thanks for that! Anyhow, looking forward as always to reading your good stuff next week!

The Piquant Storyteller said...

Can anyone participate? I sometimes blog about diabetes but not always. I like the writing prompts and would be interested in participating.

Penny said...

I think this is a fabulous idea. I am going to do it and I've had others post to my blog that they will do it too. I emailed Karen and told her. Can't wait to hear and see everyone's perspective this next week!
Happy Friday Kelly!

Karen said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and the shout out!!! I'm completely overwhelmed and excited about how Diabetes Blog Week has taken off. D-OCers are so full of enthusiasm and I am so thankful for each and every one who signed up. (Which is 73, at last count!!)