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September 2013

Filling Back Up.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Complications, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes September 12, 2013 64 Comments

It whispered in my ear two January’s ago, when a low blood sugar came too close to becoming terrifying as I felt the whoosh of that bullet go by. I’d never felt anything like that before, that aftermath of fear and numbness.  Then I marked twenty six years with type 1 diabetes, and I just wanted to outrun this disease,…

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A Cleaning.

Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes September 10, 2013 13 Comments

“Your appointment is at … at 2 pm.” “Yes.” “It’s 1.30 pm.  You’re a little bit early.”  The receptionist looked up at me.  “No one is ever early.” “I was afraid that if I didn’t come early, I would have found a reason to skip the appointment entirely.  I’m a little nervous about dental stuff,” I admitted, trying to stand…

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Up and Running.

Blood Sugars, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes September 9, 2013 5 Comments

Being on the blood sugar wagon is good, and easy to stay on once I’m settled in and wheeling along, whistling Dixie or maybe not because I can’t whistle so perhaps instead humming the theme song to The Facts of Life.  But holy moly, falling off the wagon hurts, because it’s usually a face-first plummet into mud, or some unmentionable. …

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