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Sharecare names top diabetes blogs

To help mark November as American Diabetes Month, Sharecare.com, the health and wellness site founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, recently announced its Top 10 Social HealthMakers on Diabetes, a list of the experts and advocates leading online conversations about diabetes:

1. Manny Hernandez, Ask Manny: Living with Type 1 diabetes, Hernandez founded the diabetes forums TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes, hosts the AskManny blog and serves as president of Diabetes Hands Foundation.

2. Kelly L. Close, diaTribe: A longtime diabetes advocate and sufferer of the disease for nearly 25 years, Close is editor-in-chief of the online diabetes newsletter diatribe and president of the diabetes and obesity healthcare information firm Close Concerns, Inc.

3. Mike Hoskins, Diabetes Mine: Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 5, Hoskins is managing editor of Diabetes Mine, a website for diabetes patients, and serves as a patient advocate in the diabetes community.

4. Amy Tenderich, Diabetes Mine: Founder and editor-in-chief of leading diabetes site Diabetes Mine, Tenderich sits on the Journal of Participatory Medicine editorial board and is co-author of Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes.

5. Kerri Sparling, Six Until Me: Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1986, Sparling started Six Until Me to chronicle and share her experience of living with diabetes.

6. David Edelman, Diabetes Daily: Edelman is co-founder and president of the online support and education platform Diabetes Daily that features a diabetes magazine, community forums and an original recipe collection.

7. Riva Greenberg, The Huffington Post: Greenberg, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 41 years, has written three books on managing the disease, blogs for The Huffington Post Healthy Living and created DiabetesStories.com.

8. Kelly Kunik, Diabetesaliciousness: Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 8, Kunik founded the blog Diabetesaliciousness with the mission of inspiring diabetes validation through humor, ownership and advocacy.

9. Leighann Calentine, D-Mom Blog: Author of Kids First, Diabetes Second and co-founder and principle author of D-Mom Blog, Calentine writes about parenting children who have Type 1 diabetes, including sharing her personal experiences with her daughter.

10. Diane Kress, R.D., CDE, Diane Kress Blog: Kress, who lives with Type 2 diabetes, is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and New York Times bestselling author of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle.

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