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November 2013

Guest Blog: Getting Diabetes Organized for the Holidays.

Diabetes Products, Diet and Food, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes November 25, 2013 46 Comments

Here in the States, Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and the rest of the winter holidays are fast approaching.  And with those holidays usually comes a hearty dose of disorganization alongside all the fun.  Susan Weiner is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She is the co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less…


HCPs and the DOC.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships November 21, 2013 17 Comments

My type 1 diabetes is managed on a day-to-day basis by me.  I do my blood sugar checks, I make insulin decisions that correlate with the food I’m eating or the exercise I’m doing.  I have decided to make an insulin pump, a glucose meter, and a continuous glucose monitor part of my diabetes technology arsenal. My endocrinologist helps manage…


Maelstrom Mashup.

Real Life Diabetes, The Friday Six November 20, 2013 9 Comments

I can’t figure out why it’s spelled T-O-R-O-N-T-O but I pronounce it as “Toronno.”  I do not have a lazy mouth.  I speak reasonably clearly.  Why is my tongue tangled on this word? See also:  wadder : water I wander onto this site last night and it is so aptly named:  The Happiest Place on the Internet.  Once I was…


Stigmatized Secrets.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes November 19, 2013 34 Comments

I’ve spent the last few weeks keeping watch on the My Diabetes Secrets Tumblr account (a version of Diabetes PostSecret – more here) and these two submissions keep leaping out at me: The submissions as stand-alone pieces make me feel like I’m trying to shove limitless emotions into a Ziploc bag, but what kills me is that these were submitted…


Another #DayOfDiabetes, Twitter-Style.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life November 15, 2013 4 Comments

For World Diabetes Day yesterday, I attempted to participate in another round of #dayofdiabetes, using Twitter to log the different nuances of a day with type 1 diabetes.  It was a tougher day than normal, Internet-wise, because I spent the morning in the plane and the rest of the afternoon with very limited access to Wifi, but it was World…