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July 2013

Bikinis and Boluses.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Videos, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes July 31, 2013 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 July 30, 2013 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 July 29, 2013 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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Tuesday Tidbits.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community 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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Guest Post: I’m Going to Pump *CLAP* You Up!

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes July 19, 2013 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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