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December 2013

Gluten-Free Your Face: Nutella Cake.

Diet and Food December 13, 2013 2 Comments

Today is Cookie Day, as my mother is coming over and she, Birdy, and I are going to bake the hell out of some cookies.  (My mission is to make these and have them end up delicious.)  In keeping with the baking theme, and in time for the holiday gluttonous rush, I wanted to re-share a recipe for gluten-free Nutella…

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Organized Diabetes, Now With More Tips!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes December 11, 2013 1 Comment

Just before the close of November, Susan Weiner was kind enough to guest post about tips and tricks on getting diabetes organized – and keeping it that way – throughout the hectic holiday season.*  In the comments section of that post, there were some awesome tricks, tips, and suggestions on keeping diabetes from tipping over your Christmas tree, spilling eggnog…

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Hacking Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life December 10, 2013 5 Comments

(Seems like that post title should end with “to bits!!” including a defiant shout and then the popping open of a can of Diet Pepsi.  Or something less specific.) Last week I traveled to Melbourne, Victoria to present at the International Diabetes Federation World Congress.  Long, Inception-esque flight.  Excellent flight attendant.* My presentation was anchored in the “Living Well With…

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Not Prescribed.

Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life December 9, 2013 9 Comments

There are things that I use, regularly, to manage my type 1 diabetes that never end up on a prescription pad, but are instrumental in making the diabetes integration in my life reasonably seamless.  (In related news, I’ve never, ever owned a small purse.)   [None of this is medical advice.  You shouldn’t ever be taking anything from the Internet…

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Talking About Complications.

Uncategorized December 3, 2013 6 Comments

I wanted to share a link to this month’s diaTribe column, because it touches upon a topic I feel strongly about: discussions about diabetes-related complications.  I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes twenty-seven years ago, but with macular edema more recently, and am learning every day about the influence of stigma and fear on my own diabetes management. “Complications happen,…

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Guest Post: Telltale Signs That I Have Low Blood Sugar.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger December 3, 2013 2 Comments

My low blood sugar “tells” have changed over the last twenty-seven years, ranging from numb lips to crying jags to shaky hands.  The scariest symptom of all, though, has been the complete absence of symptoms, which is part of the reason why using a CGM has been such a big leap forward for me.  Dan Fleshler has had type 1…

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