Happy Blogaversary! Top Posts From Our First Year


Can you believe it? It’s the LOOP’s first blogaversary already! And, of course, we couldn’t have done it without you, our readers. Thank you!

It seems like just yesterday we were nervously hovering over the “publish” button for the first time, asking ourselves things like:

“Is this first post okay?” “Will anyone read it?” “Can we really do this – do we have something to say that the DOC will care about?”

That was really the big question. The Diabetes Online Community is an amazing community of incredibly smart and big-hearted people. The support and encouragement you provide each other continues to impress us. And we only wanted to start this blog if we had something of value to share with you.

The good news is… you came, you read, you left us comments and told us what you thought! Looking over the year’s top posts, you really do care about traveling with your diabetes devices, tape tips and those little lumps and bumps around infusion sites. You love to hear about new products like the mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor, and myMedtronic Connect.

Just like we did, you seem to have fallen for the Boivin family, some very dedicated D-parents who got tattoos of Medtronic pumps on their stomachs in solidarity with their little boy! Wow! (Big thanks to Kerri Sparling for sending them our way!) And you seemed to really like hearing from Lane Desborough, D-dad and product strategist working on the artificial pancreas.

We’ve really enjoyed getting to know you better over this first year. We had a lot of laughs working with George Simmons on the bacon contest and were honored to submit a video for the You Can Do This Project, the amazing brainchild of Kim Vlasnik.

Of course, we’re always looking for ways we can do better. So, as we excitedly embark on our second year of the LOOP, please tell us: What more can we do? What would you like to hear more/less of from us?

Please tell us in the comments and, to celebrate the milestone, we’ll give three commenters a copy of Diabetes Warrior: Be Your Own Night in Shining Armor by William “Sir Lee” Dubois.

Thank you very much for sharing with us and engaging with us – and cheers to another great year!

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