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April 2014

Learning from my Peers.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 30, 2014 8 Comments

“All those stereotypes about type 2 diabetes?  I used to believe them, and I worked to distance myself from them,” I said. Cue my blush of shame and embarrassment. “I’m sorry I thought those things.  And the main reason I don’t feel that way anymore is thanks to the advocacy work of my peers with type 2 diabetes.  People who…


Mommy’s Little Pack Mule.

Blood Sugars, Diabetic Mommy, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes April 29, 2014 8 Comments

Running alone brings out the Spibelt, and I cram it full of my on-the-move necessities:  glucose tabs, Dexcom receiver, keys, and phone.  Even though it’s reasonably streamlined and doesn’t bother me too much to tote around all that stuff, it’s a bulkier system than, oh, I don’t know … making my own insulin. But lo!  The child rides a bike! …


Don’t Mind Me.

Healthcare, Insulin, Pumping Insulin April 23, 2014 12 Comments

Don’t mind me … … I’ll just be sitting here with 1 unit of Humalog left in my pump because I went to bed with 9 units left and tried to use my insulin to the very last drop.  I’ll let my dawn phenomenon-induced morning basal rate suck up the rest of this cartridge before swapping it out for a…


LEGO Easter Robot.

Dexcom, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life April 21, 2014 7 Comments

Easter morning dawned bright and early (with a confused little Bird wondering about the strange relationship that appeared to be in place between her parents and a giant bunny).  Egg hunt, breakfast, and then off to visit relatives throughout the day. Easter has always been one of those “Sunday best” holidays in my family, where people dust off their dresses…


The Friday Six: Hope Conference, No Scrubs, and Grocery Store Lows.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, The Friday Six April 18, 2014 2 Comments

Lots on tap this morning: While there is no known cure for diabetes, that doesn’t mean the diagnosis is hopeless.  Check out the 2nd Diabetes Hope Conference and register for your free ticket! A guest post from Hope Warshaw about asking Congress to Access to Quality Diabetes Education on the Strip Safely website. Grocery store lows are the worst. These stick…