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July 2013

Bikinis and Boluses.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Videos, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By July 31, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

In keeping with the theme of revisiting older posts this week, I’m looking back at an Animas video about bringing diabetes to the beach.  You know, for people who wear their cell phones into the water. One thing I’ll add:  those little pump cap things that come in the packages of infusion sites, for both Animas and Medtronic?  Use them…

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Looking Back: Domino, Yo.

Uncategorized By July 30, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 6 Comments

It’s Deadline Week, and I’m in the process of red-penning a writing project.  Actually, I’m taking a red pen to just about everything in my house, including the cat.  (The cat needed her tail edited down – waaay too fluffy.) While I finish word-murdering everything in my house, I’m revisiting some earlier posts from the SUM archives.  Today, I’m looking…

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Looking Back: Rocco Returns.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By July 29, 2013 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

After staring into the refrigerator for several minutes this morning, debating what to have for breakfast, my stomach was growling madly before I came to an egg-and-avocado conclusion.  It’s been a while since I’ve felt sincerely and frustratingly hungry, reminding me of dear Rocco.  So today, I’m looking back to a post about the bear who lives in my stomach….

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Low Hangover.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By July 26, 2013 Tags: , , , 34 Comments

This morning, in the shower, I heard the Dexcom start to wail.  Actually, I heard Birdy mimicking the Dexcom low alarm from the bathroom floor, where she was hanging out and coloring with crayons while I took a shower (Chris was away and in a meeting all day, so I was solo-parenting). “Beeeep, beeeeeep,” she sang in a tuneless sort…

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Postcards from Eddie.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Memories, Real Life Diabetes By July 25, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 13 Comments

Sometimes the only concrete proof that diabetes hasn’t been with me forever are the cards my classmates sent.  Made from Manila paper, the kind found in abundance in elementary school, the kids in my class used their Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2 pencils and a fistful of crayons to let me know they were thinking about me. “Dear Kerri, I heard…

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Keeping the Dexcom Stuck.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By July 24, 2013 Tags: , , , , 41 Comments

It’s been almost a year since the first itchy, blistering rashes showed up underneath my Dexcom sensors, but by taking a very peculiar set of precautions, the rashes are all but gone.  Thanks to the use of the J&J Toughpad underneath my Dexcom sensors, I’m able to go a full seven (plus!) days without reacting rashly. So yay! for no…

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Tuesday Tidbits.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By July 23, 2013 8 Comments

Yes, I already hate myself for using that awful title.  Sounds like it comes with a side of everything-in-the-desk-drawer-of-an-elementary-school-teacher.  I’m at the tail-end of a big writing project, so while my brain is mostly occupied by that, there are still thoughts, unrelated, that have managed to escape.  And here they are, in a bulleted list. The JDRF is looking for…

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Pumped for the Pizza Man.

Diabetes Community, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By July 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , 125 Comments

The oven broke. It took me a while to notice, because it was upwards of 90 degrees inside of my house (no central air … we will not be making this mistake with our next house), but once I realized the stove was kaput, it was about 6.30 pm and very much time for Birdzone’s dinner.  While I’d like to…

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Guest Post: I’m Going to Pump *CLAP* You Up!

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By July 19, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

Today’s guest post is from friend, fellow PWD, and creator of the glucose tabs I stuff into my face for those lovely 3 am hypoglycemic events, Christopher Angell.  These are his first impressions of life as a cyborg as he gives pumping insulin with the t:slim a run. *   *   * I put off pumping for a long time. When…

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Hot.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By July 18, 2013 Tags: , , , 13 Comments

You know how hot it is.  Hot as balls.  (Horrible image.  Hat tip to every person I knew in college who used that expression, because it’s both awful and evocative in its horribleness.)  But it’s really hot outside, and anyone living in New England knows that as fact. Two days ago, the temperature gauge in my car read a crispy…

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