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October 2013

Wordless … Tuesday?

Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 15, 2013 Tags: , , , 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…

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Hypoglycemic Blues.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 14, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 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…

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Guest Post: See You in the Slipstream!

Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support By October 10, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 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,…

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Revisiting Resolutions.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 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…

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Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By October 7, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 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:…

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Breaking New Ground.

Diabetes and Emotions, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 4, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

I know exactly where the “half mile” point it, because I’ve run that trail so many times I don’t even need RunKeeper on to track how far I’ve gone.  The same tree is overgrown in a spot by the bridge where I have to duck my head just a little bit to keep from being tagged in the face by…

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Extracare Your FACE … and Your Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes By October 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 11 Comments

I spend a fair amount of time, and money, at CVS.  First off, they’re a Rhode Island-based company (anchored in Woonsocket, RI, which is a town name that’s fun to say), and secondly, as a person with diabetes, a woman, a mom, and someone who doesn’t plan ahead much and often needs emergency items at midnight, CVS is one of…

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So Cheered Up.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 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,…

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Tasty Pizza Secrets.

Traveling By October 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 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)…

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