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April 2014

Recapping #dayofdiabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes April 11, 2014 3 Comments

My documented day of diabetes wasn’t an all-star showing.  I didn’t hit one out of the park, but it wasn’t a complete shut-out, either.  I’m no bush-league player, so I knew how to handle the things that kept coming out of left field, even when a diabetes triple-play was in effect (morning highs! then a few lows! then a pump…


If I Knew Then: Diabetes Blogging.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 9, 2014 10 Comments

I wish I had known, at the outset, what a “blog” was.  When Chris suggested I start one back in 2005, the face I made was as though he had shoved a lemon into my mouth.  “A blaaaaahgg?” I wish I had known that things like SEO would matter – not on the “I need more page views” sort of…


Spring Cleaning.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes April 8, 2014 1 Comment

Finally – FINALLY – the bulbs planted last fall are starting to make good on their promises. I don’t much care for resolutions that throw anchor in January, but I am a big fan of spring cleaning.  Organizing diabetes supply closets!  Rebooting an exercise routine! Scheduling the next slate of medical appointments (endo, primary care, dermatologist for a long-overdue re-examination…


Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Quality of Life.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support April 7, 2014 18 Comments

I came home after two days away to a flurry of discussion about Sunday’s New York Times article, “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills.” My knee-jerk response was to be thrilled that type 1 diabetes received above-the-fold coverage in the New York Times.  Reading the profile of and quotes from Catherine Hayley felt like a fair…