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June 2013


Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community June 26, 2013 3 Comments

Bullet points – for those moments when sentence structure is too much of a challenge and thoughts are melting like butter on a frying pan (which, for the record, is the second best smell ever, after Bounce dryer sheets). The ADA Scientific Sessions were informative and exhausting.  My brain is tired from trying to absorb a ton of information and…


Partnering for Diabetes Change.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes June 19, 2013 5 Comments

Will you be at the CWD Friends for Life conference? There’s panel taking place, discussing “Social Media & The Monster Under the Bed: The Latest Thinking on Fearing vs. Embracing Social Media,” focusing on efforts to validate the role of peer-to-peer support in diabetes management.  Here are some details: I am proudly involved with this project, and am inspired by…


mySugr: Feeding the Diabetes Monster.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life June 18, 2013 11 Comments

At first, I was all indignant about the fact that diabetes was portrayed as a monster in this app. “I can’t hate it!  Or fear it, right?  That makes it a tumbleweed of psychosocial turmoil, doesn’t it?” In efforts to truly test the app, I went all in and embraced the monster.  Which is why I’ve spent the last few…


Diabetic Fashionista.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life June 17, 2013 7 Comments

Fashionista, I am not.  (Confirmed by my lack of understanding as to what ‘couture’ means, my love for the white-bra-under-white-shirt combo, and my undying affection for the skort.)  But even I realize that nothing ruins the fit of a nice dress sometimes more than the bulky mess of medical devices. During a presentation I gave recently, I wore a dress…


Looking Back: I’m Fine.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community June 12, 2013 3 Comments

Revisiting a post from October 2012 about that concept of, “I’m fine.”  Because, even though I have diabetes, I am fine, but there is that … thing.  *   *   * “You have diabetes?  You seem fine.” “I am fine.” On an average day, diabetes falls under the “annoying but tolerable” category.  I test my blood sugar, wear any combination of…