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This logo is round.  Like a pizza.  Due to a technical snafu, many of my columns at Animas from 2012 were published in 2013.  Which means that some of the timelier content looks anachronistic, but the sentiment remains the same (see also:  that time it looks like I wrote about the Friends for Life conference in January).  As New England waits for the winter storm Nemo to find us this time, I wanted to share some of these new links while I'm searching for our snow shovel:

"There was something about NOT being able to do something that made me want to do it even more.  I don’t like feeling limited by my body.  I don’t want to be the kind of person who says, “Well, I can’t because I can’t.”

Which is why I’ve decided to become a runner.  Only I don’t feel like a runner.  And I’d never call myself one.  Technically, I’m an awkward trotter."  - Running for My Life

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"When Birdy was a little baby, I didn’t have to worry too much about what she was able to get her little mitts on, because she was either happily in my arms or happily napping in her crib pretty much all the time.  Keeping my diabetes bits and pieces out of her reach was easy, considering how limited her reach was.  My main concerns were keeping my pump infusion set and my tubing away from her sometimes-flailing limbs.  (There was a time that I was feeding her and she kicked my site loose from my abdomen with her teeny toes.  Powerful little thing with well-aimed kicks!)" - Child-Proofing Diabetes

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" “The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round!  The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, all through the town!”

Her little voice rang out from the car seat in the back of my Honda as she kicked her yellow rain boots with glee.  “Wheels on the bus, mama!!”

“I know, Birdy.  Mama is having a low blood sugar, so we need to wait a minute before we drive.”"  - The Wheels on the Bus

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" “For life.”  

It’s one of those little, prepositional phrases that means so much for a person with diabetes, because that’s the trajectory of this disease; it’s chronic.  We have it for life.  And that can be a very heavy concept to carry, not just for the people who have diabetes, but for the people who love and care for them." - Friends for Life

Thanks for reading! And if you're in the northeast, batten down whatever hatches you have handy, because the storm's a comin'.  As are the misplaced apostrophes. 


With what I hear you are in for, my daughter goes to Boston University, I wouldn't look for the shovel, I would go out and look for a snow blower.

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