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September 2013

A Cleaning.

Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes By September 10, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 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 By September 9, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 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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Friday Six, Plus a Few.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, The Friday Six By September 6, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 8 Comments

We have more than six items here, but who’s counting?  (Me, and clearly not that well.)  Onward! I have had this song stuck in my head for over two weeks, and a Doritos commercial is to blame.  The hitchhiking banana doesn’t hurt. We need less than 200 signatures to hit the 5,000 mark on this petition to put diabetes on…

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Sleep, Perchance to … Sleep.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By September 5, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

Do the “check my blood sugar” routine before bed, to see that my blood sugar is rising.  Perform conservative correction.  Listen to the Dexcom wail for a few hours as my blood sugar falls back into range.  Wake up at 3 am to test again, to make sure I haven’t over-corrected.  Looks okay at 3 am.  Wake up at 4…

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Loopy.

Uncategorized By September 4, 2013 Tags: 13 Comments

“Siah looks lonely.  She needs a friend,” said my daughter.  “Let’s get a cat and name it Loopy?” Welcome to the family, Loopy. You might also like: Hashtag Motherhood with Diabetes. Diabetes Art Day Outtakes. When Sleep Becomes “Sleep.” Anti-Rant.

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Why Accuracy Matters.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos By September 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

Glucose meter results matter because our lives matter.   Why does accuracy matter to you? You might also like: Perspectives on Diabetes: Why Children with Diabetes Matters. Masterlab: Tides are Rising. 5,000 Names Needed. Diabetes Access Matters.

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Totally Looks Like: Shark Attack.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes By September 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

I don’t know how to write out the theme for JAWS, but mentally insert that [here] because apparently there was a shark sighting in the wee early morning hours of my basal profile. Totally looks like we’re gonna need a bigger boat. You might also like: Pre-Bolusing for Snacks. Free Shower. Ketchup and Mustard. BOLUS: Beware Of Loose, Unsupervised Snacks.

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