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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Your Favorites: June 2013

Scott Benner


June was heavy with softball related posts, A1c talk and more book stuff than I imagined would still be going on. The book stuff is still happening because of the overwhelming support that you all showed when my initial Yahoo based interview with Katie Couric was posted a few weeks ago. That post was so popular and well shared on Yahoo that they just ran it again on their front page yesterday, this time with a 'Yahoo Favorite' tag attached! So amazingly touching and cool... That video led to me being invited on to Katie's television show, which led to me being asked to write a blog for her website, which led to... oh wait, I'm not allowed to talk about that just yet.

On to the a recap of your favorite blog posts for June 2013. 


On Arden's Day

Holy @#%&*$% A1C - Also the most commented on post of June

DexCom G4 Platinum: Second Look - from December 2012

Pictures from my Katie Couric Interview

Mail Order Medication Exceptions: Did you know?

Number Thirty Seven


Meanwhile on Facebook

Pictures from my Katie Couric Interview was far and away the most seen and commented on post

Holy @#%&*$% A1C

Forget me, come see Arden tonight

Then there were literally a dozen posts that all had similar numbers


On Instagram you seemed to like seeing me in Katie Courics make up chair the best...


I'll see you in July!



Your Favorites: March 2013

Scott Benner


The most popular blog posts from March 2013 are:


Our Community

Pooh. Gilly. Bear.  - (Originally posted 12/12)

The Not So Great but VERY Powerful Bolus

New OmniPod Wherefor Art Thou


Meanwhile over on FaceBook

This image received the most 'Likes'


I'm posting the March 'Your Favorites' just a bit before the end of the month because next week is going to be overrun with book talk and I don't want this post to get lost in the confusion.

My first book, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of the Stay-At-Home Dad' will be officially released next week on April 2nd. You can get it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle and NOOK today, but iBooks and in-store purchases won't go live until this Tuesday (April 2nd).

I hope you understand that my level of excitement about the release will likely border on childishly high. I promise that excitement will only overtake Arden's Day next week. Then it's back to it.

After the smoke clears... I'm working up the nerve to write in detail about Arden's first seizure, we'll be talking about the new OmniPod and much more. Until then, I hope you can give me a pass - because I am going to be out of my mind excited next week... I'll be posting reviews, links, reader pictures, personal thoughts on seeing my first book published and lots of other book centric blogs. I hope that you enjoy the ride because without you... I'm not taking it.

My heartfelt best,


Your Favorites: February 2013

Scott Benner

The most popular blog posts from February 2013 are:


The Diabetic Problem

DexCom G4 Platinum: Second Look

Opsite Flexifix

New OmniPod Pictures and Information


Meanwhile over on FaceBook. These two posts were seen by more eyes then all the rest:

Yes or No: Do you get your children a flu shot? Why, Why not?


Me: Why are your clean clothes on the floor?

Arden: I had a sensitive moment. When you have diabetes sometimes your blood sugar gets low and you have sensitive moments. 

Me: I see

Arden: I had one on Saturday and it made me pissy.

Me: {silence}


The post that received the most 'likes' was a picture.


Thank you for making February 2013 the most popular in the history of Arden's Day. This blog will be celebrating it's six year anniversary this summer and the number of people that read Arden's story in February is greater then the number of people that read Arden's Day, in it's entirety, over the first three months that it was online. I can't believe how much Arden's Day has grown, and it's all because of you.

Last night my new book was number one on the Amazon Hot New Releases list in the Fatherhood category (U.S.) for over six hours and number three on the same list in the UK. I was so proud (I called my mom) and simultaneously so incredibly overwhelmed by the support that our community gives to one another. It is staggering and a testament to why the DOC is so strong and helpful to the people that are a part of it. I'm proud to be a member of this group and genuinly touched by the love that it has shown me, my family, the book and this blog that I adore.