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February 2014

We’re Gonna Need More Novocaine.

Healthcare By February 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

It’s not that I don’t like the dentist (she’s very nice), but that I don’t like dental work.  Of all the health-related things I have to do on a daily/monthly/yearly basis, dental works tops the list of “ooh, no thank you.”  Daily finger pricks and infusion sets and injections – bring it on.  Scraping a metal pick around in my…

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Hashtag Motherhood with Diabetes.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By February 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 19 Comments

“What is that?” my daughter’s friend asked me from over her plate of scrambled eggs as I was watching the two kids for the morning. Before I could answer, my kid piped up, “That’s her insulin pump.  It has insulin in it.” “Oh,” the other three year old answered, mouth full of eggs.  “What’s it for?” “It has my medicine…

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Guest Post: T1International – Making an Impact Through Art.

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger By February 11, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

With Diabetes Art Day just behind us and now in the middle of the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign, the concept of art and awareness for the greater diabetes good is on the forefront.  Which is why I’m excited to host a guest post from Elizabeth Rowley, founder of T1International, who is aiming to raise funds for the…

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Endless Lows.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By February 10, 2014 Tags: , , , , 15 Comments

I do not know what makes them stick like this, the lows that creep in and stay creepy for hours at a time. “Is this thing serious?” I asked.  Then I’d prick my finger to confirm that, indeed the Dexcom was serious, and I was in fact still low. There are times when high blood sugars are stubborn and refuse…

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Spare a Rose: Halfway There!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Insulin By February 7, 2014 Tags: , , No Comments

The folks at the IDF reached out to let me know that, in a week’s time, the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign has raised $5,800 dollars.  We are more than halfway to our goal of $10,000! There is still work to do.  The goal of $10,000 can be reached, through large and small donations, through outreach, through our…

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Diabetes Art Day Outtakes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family By February 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Before we settled on paper dolls for Diabetes Art Day, there was an unnatural exploration of cats and a finger painting app on the iPad (don’t read that sentence too fast or it will give you an unintended mental image).  This is what happens when the snow keeps falling and it’s far too heavy and constant to shovel so you’re…

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Green Drink Redux.

Diet and Food By February 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

We have a rule at our house: “You have to eat something green with your meal.”  Caveat:  boogers don’t count.  Also, ew. Even though it’s more of a “rule” (there’s flexibility), we try to keep it as a rule because it’s important to us as a family to eat well.  Taking a look at “kid’s menus” at restaurants is very…

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The Art of the Pre-Bolus.

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By February 4, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 34 Comments

“So it’s a Wednesday night … what’s the chance we might not be seated right away?” “Are you talking to me?” Chris asked, pulling the car into a parking spot near the entrance of the restaurant. “Yeah.  Sort of.  I’m trying to decide if I should bolus now, because I’m 200 and I don’t want to be high all night. …

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Diabetes Art Day: PWD Paper Dolls.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By February 3, 2014 Tags: , , , 10 Comments

A few weeks, ago, I stumbled upon some really excellent paper dolls created by Hannah at LightBulbBooks.  Her aim was to create something that encouraged interests in science and engineering for young girls, and I loved her creations.  Birdy and I printed them out, colored them, and played for hours, talking about how she could be a scientist, if she…

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Outrun Diabetes with Sébastien Sasseville.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By February 2, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

“I explained what you were doing to my daughter, the whole running across Canada thing, and she stopped what she was doing, looked me right in the eye, and said, ‘Why is he doing that?’” Seb laughed. “So that’s the question I’m opening with – why are you doing this?  Why are you running across Canada?” “I’m taking this on…

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Diabetes Art Day is Coming!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community By February 1, 2014 Tags: No Comments

Get ready – Monday is the 5th annual Diabetes Art Day.  For details, visit the Diabetes Art Day website, and prepare to get your art on. You might also like: Guest Post: No Child Should Die of Diabetes. Diabetes Art Day: PWD Paper Dolls. Perspectives on Diabetes: Why Children with Diabetes Matters. Diabetes Blog Week: Language and Diabetes.

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