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October 2013

Wordless … Tuesday?

Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life October 15, 2013 6 Comments

It warms my heart (and almost jump-starts my islets) when Birdy sits on my lap and uses my Dexcom sensor to rest her hand on, like it’s the arm on a recliner. (And yes, that’s Loopy’s head, hanging out in the background.) You might also like: Wordless Wednesday: Birdzone in the LHJ Zone. It’s a Good Tune. Giving Tuesday: Diabetes…


Hypoglycemic Blues.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life October 14, 2013 14 Comments

This past weekend, I was in Omaha (pronounced in my head as “OMAHA!!!!” almost every time), Nebraska for a TCOYD conference, joining in as speaker for the event. One of the topics in OMAHA!!!! that we talked about was the integration of medical devices, sharing anecdotal stories about life with out diabetes-related robot parts.  Panel moderator Dr. Jeremy Pettus shared…


Guest Post: See You in the Slipstream!

Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support October 10, 2013 4 Comments

Virtue Bajurny calls herself  “a Type 1” and has had diabetes for 20 years. Until finding Connected in Motion she hadn’t been able to meet and befriend another Type 1. She lives in Toronto, but now calls Connected in Motion home. She is a social worker and is currently working as the Community Manager for Connected in Motion.  And today,…


Revisiting Resolutions.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes October 8, 2013 7 Comments

Almost a year ago, I resolved (in that non-resolution sort of way) to aim for more balance in 2013. Now it’s October, and I’m fairly sure the quest for some kind of balance wasn’t entirely achieved.  But that’s okay, right? Maybe it’s not about achieving balance, but staying in constant pursuit of it. Did you set resolutions for 2013?  Now…


Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes October 7, 2013 12 Comments

Here’s an attempt at gluten-free chicken noodle and vegetable soup.  It tasted quite nice, actually, and no one died as a result of eating it.  We’re marking that as a win. Note to real cooks:  Don’t judge.  I use pre-made soup broth and frozen vegetables.  I’m so lazy I don’t even make my own insulin.  Sensing a theme? Note re:…


So Cheered Up.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life October 2, 2013 13 Comments

“How about something that is cheered up and happy?”  She pointed to the image of the dark blue make-up bag I was considering buying from Amazon to serve as a new meter case.  “That’s boring.” “Good point.  What would you prefer I use?” Her tiny Bird-brow furrowed.  “Maybe something with a face.” Which brought us to this: I’m an adult,…


Tasty Pizza Secrets.

Traveling October 1, 2013 7 Comments

Views from Barcelona: Parc Guell Discreet dragon from the Gothic Quarter Barcelona Cathedral Rambla del Mar But one question remains unanswered … … when did pizza become a secret?  (Unless they’ve figured out the magical bolus required for pizza.  In which case, don’t keep that a secret!  Share that shit.) You might also like: Looking Back: Pizza (A Christmas Poem)…