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March 2014

All the Pieces.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support By March 31, 2014 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

We took a brief break at the Boston Museum of Science to marvel at the “Archimedean Excogitation,’’ an audiokinetic sculpture by George Rhoads. Birdy stood and stared at it for ages, and I found myself doing the same. The sculpture is 27 feet tall, made up of a xylophone, wind chimes, and so many chutes and pulleys and moving parts…

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The Friday Six: FDA, Competitive Bidding, and Double-Dutch.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, The Friday Six By March 28, 2014 5 Comments

The weekend is SO CLOSE.  I’m wearing a path through this busy Friday with a Friday Six: The FDA is listening, and if you want them to hear from you, you can join the discussion on Monday.  “Whether you want to just listen to the interview to get informed, ask relevant questions to better understand the medical device regulatory process…

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Inset/Outset.

Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By March 27, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Most of the time (read: every other time except this one), the cannula is laced through the insertion needle on the insets for my insulin pump infusion sets.  But this infusion set was attacked by diabetes gremlins, because the cannula made a run for it before I even opened the spaceship pod: Scott, on Facebook, quipped it best:  “It appears…

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Wordless Wednesday: Diabetes Blog Search Terms.

Diabetes Online Community By March 26, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

(There are words, but they are photos of words, so that’s a technical win, yes?  These are some of the search terms that brought people to Six Until Me this morning, and they pretty much run the gamut.) It always comes back to Nutella. You might also like: Wordless Wednesday: Birdzone in the LHJ Zone. Diabetes Blog Week: Message Monday….

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My Diabetes App Wishlist.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes By March 25, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 29 Comments

After a long day of diabetes rule-following and making an attempt to log all of my actions [insert laugh track here], I started drumming up another diabetes application wishlist.  Because I’m beyond tired of having five different devices that speak entirely different languages/require different charging cords/can’t work on the operating system I use/hate the idea of integration. I’m in wicked…

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Looking Back: Lows in Public.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Memories, Real Life Diabetes By March 21, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

On the road this week, so I’m looking back at a post from June 2012 about experiencing hypoglycemia in a public place.  It’s never fun to be low, but I’m always grateful for the patience and compassion of others who help see me back to being in-range. *   *   * I heard the Dexcom BEEEEEEP!ing in that frantic, “you’re low”…

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Guest Post: A Do-It-Yourself Pancreas System.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By March 19, 2014 18 Comments

Necessity is the mother of invention, and in some cases, that necessity comes with a side of love. My dear friend Dana Lewis (who threatens to wash my mouth out with soap every time I curse) and her amazing boyfriend, Scott Leibrand, have created a “Do It Yourself Pancreas System” that is revolutionizing not only Dana’s diabetes confidence, but potentially…

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Plastic Apples and Measuring Cups.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Memories, Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By March 18, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

Her desk was anchored on either side by tall bookshelves crammed with pretend food.  Plastic fruit – apples, bananas, oranges, kiwis that looked like fuzzy dumplings – and the cardboard shell of cereal boxes.  Plastic slabs of steak with edging to make it look like it had a pat of butter melting on top, and the entire plastic carcass of…

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