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July 2013

Hot.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes July 18, 2013 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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Batman Princess.

Diabetic Mommy July 17, 2013 37 Comments

“So when do we go to the confwence, Mawm?” “In two weeks.  And did you know there is going to be a big fancy dress-up ball?  Like a big party for princes and princesses?” “Yeah?” “Yeah.  And you get to dress up as a princess, if you’d like.  Would you like to dress up as a princess that night?” “I…

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Friends for Life Frenzy.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes July 15, 2013 15 Comments

Bringing Birdy to the Friends for Life conference was awesome, because I was finally able to introduce my bonkers Birdzone to my friends in the diabetes community.  (And by “finally,” I mean in a way that counted.  When I brought Birdy to the conference when she was two months old, it barely counts, because she was more in the “burping…

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My Little Orange Bracelet.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes July 11, 2013 15 Comments

At the Friends for Life conference, people who are living with type 1 diabetes wear bright green bracelets.  Green bracelet’ers are the people who know what my diabetes life is like, from the injections to the blood checks, from the guilt to the successes.  They get it. But the orange bracelets go on the wrists of the loved ones of…

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RIP, PTC.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Uncategorized July 9, 2013 20 Comments

Our cat, Prussia (known formally as Prussia the Cat, or PTC) had been ailing for a few months.  And over the last week, her decline was fast. “She looks really skinny.  And her breathing is labored.  Also, I think she peed on the floor over there.  She’s definitely getting much sicker.  We should bring her to the vet.” But Prussia…

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Redefining “Diet.”

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Videos, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes July 5, 2013 8 Comments

The concept of “diet” has been defined and redefined by diabetes throughout the years – is “diet” just tied to blood sugar?  Just tied to weight?  Can “diet” be healthy and consistent?  Why is my relationship with food so complicated by diabetes? Yeah, there’s a video to follow.  Here it is, talking about the fact that diabetes has made me…

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Diaries of a Diabetic Girl.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Memories, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes July 3, 2013 16 Comments

The last time I cracked the binding on these journals was back in 2009, when I was cleaning out the apartment I was living in at the time.  I happened upon them again last night, while searching for something in the attic.  (I never found what I was looking for up there, but I did come down with a bunch…

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