Helpful Resources

Help With Type Two Diabetes

Blogs

FoodFoodBodyBody – My dear friend, Susan, who is a fabulous mother, daughter, writer, triathlete, and type two diabetic

Type 2 Diabetes: A Personal Journey – Alan shares his experiences as a Person With Diabetes (PWD)

Not Medicated Yet – Great information about what’s going on in the diabetes world

Exploring Diabetes Type 2 – Bob is a great source of information about what’s going on with diabetes treatment today – the Good, the Bad, and the downright Ugly

Diabetes Daily: Type Two – Helpful information from a variety of sources such as physicians, dietitians, and other PWD

Diabetes Sisters: Type Two – Personal experiences of a (female) PWD

Happy Diabetic Chef – Because life – and eating – has to be about more than tasteless food!

iRunDiabetes – Running with diabetes – who knew such a thing was possible?!!

 

Online Support Communities

Taking Control Of Your Diabetes – Created to educate and motivate people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition

dLife – Created to offer real, practical solutions to the daily challenges faced by those living with diabetes

tuDiabetes – This is a busy, highly-interactive site, offering live chats, discussion forums, blogs, events, and news from around the diabetes world

 

Help With Depression

Blogs

Pick the Brain – fun, action-orieinted blog focused on making positive changes in your life

Dr. Deb – a psychologist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Deb offers information, advice, and useful tools for coping with depression

A Splintered Mind – tough love from someone who suffers from depression and ADHD

Depression Marathon – a runner and health professional dealing with depression and building a new life as she goes

Daisies and Bruises – beautiful writing from a young woman who spent her childhood dealing with depression and now shares her day-to-day experiences as an adult with severe depression

Coping With Depression – two young women – including Erin, from Daisies and Bruises, above – share their experiences and commentary about the goings on in the world related to depression

 

Online Support Communities

Psych Central hosts an online depression support group which includes both message boards and weekly chat sessions.

 

Offline Help

To find a therapist in your area, use this helpful website

If you are thinking about harming yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – it’s staffed 24/7/365 with trained professionals who will help you.