6 Blogs Written By Real People Living With Diabetes

Living with diabetes is no walk in the park. It’s an ongoing learning process that can be lonely at times. These brave individuals have openly shared their journey living with and learning how to manage type 2 diabetes. They do this so that others can feel less alone, and learn from their experiences getting their type 2 diabetes under control.

Here is a list of some of the most helpful blogs written by people living with type 2 diabetes for other people learning to manage their diabetes.

kateKate Cornell

Kate is an Arizona-based lifestyle blogger living with type 2 diabetes. Kate touches on the lows and highs of living with diabetes. From asking to be prescribed insulin to falling short of her goals, Kate documents her 11+ year journey spent making lifestyle changes and getting her blood sugar under control.

Sweet Success




To say Phyllisa’s journey living with diabetes has been turbulent would be an understatement. After slipping into a diabetic coma and passing out in her tub, Phyllisa was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She started blogging so that she wouldn’t have to repeat her story to family and friends. Phyllisa’s blog now is filled with educational information and relatable life stories.

Phyllisa’s shared some of her most frightening and rewarding moments on her blog—from managing pregnancy as a diabetic to completing her first 5K race. Using diet and exercise, she’s been able to manage her diabetes without medications.

Diagnosed Not Defeated




David is a health and fitness enthusiast living with type 2 diabetes. He uses his blog to share informational articles, personal stories and helpful tips. David’s written about complications that he’s had from diabetes, diabetes management tools that have worked for him, and much more.



rebeccaRebecca Dugas

Rebecca was in her mid-30s when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After months of making changes to her diet and seeing little improvement, Rebecca experienced a phase of ‘diabetes denial’. As her diabetes silently progressed, Rebecca developed several complications later in life. Today, Rebecca has learned how to manage her diabetes. She follows a mostly lacto-ovo vegetarian diet and uses insulin to keep her diabetes in control.

The Diabetic Herbivore



Vidya Sury

Despite her healthy lifestyle and low-sugar diet, Vidya was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2014. Vidya started sharing simple tips on how to manage diabetes. From diet to medication, the tips contained in  Life Hacks for Diabetics can easily be added into a normal routine.

Life Hacks For Diabetics



Rachel Zinman

When first diagnosed with diabetes, Rachel’s doctors weren’t sure whether she had type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Eventually, she was diagnosed with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA). Rachel’s blog includes little-known information on how yoga can help people living with diabetes. From time to time, she also reflects on how diabetes has affected her life.

Yoga For Diabetes

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