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May 2014

D-Blog Week: Diabetes Life-Hacks.

Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life May 16, 2014 2 Comments

I feel like the beginning of Diabetes Blog Week had so many prompts that really tapped the emotionally-saturated side of my diabetes management that I’m spent.  But I didn’t want to phone it in today for the last weekday post, so I’m pulling myself up by the bloggy bootstraps and putting my hacker hat on.  (Damn, Gina – that sounds…

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You Can Register for Hope … ?

Uncategorized May 15, 2014 2 Comments

Just a little PSA for the Diabetes Hope Conference: I’ve felt that hope is a better motivational force than fear for a long time, and have written about it (and created videos around it) quite a bit.  You might call me a “hope groupie.”  (I’ve been called worse.) Which is why I’m looking forward to the second annual Diabetes Hope…

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D-Blog Week: Mantras and More.

Diabetes and Emotions May 15, 2014 11 Comments

Mantras and sayings aren’t really my thing, but if I had to tie my boat to one tagline, diabetes-wise, it would be this one: But most things like this give me a Pinterest rash, because it all seems to sound like: When I need an emotional lift, I turn to my friends, family, and DOC (which is an amalgam of…

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D-Blog Week: What Brings Me Down … and Then Back Up.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 14, 2014 20 Comments

Diabetes has made my body broken in ways I don’t readily admit, but I am sometimes forced to acknowledged.  People talk about my daughter’s chances of developing the disease and they always give me what they think is a comforting comment – “At least it would be the devil you know,” – but that doesn’t ease my boxed-away fears and…

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D-Blog Week: Change One Life, Change the World.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 12, 2014 15 Comments

My reasons for sharing my story of a life with type 1 diabetes were few, but definitive:  I felt alone.  I wanted to feel less alone, because the whole “feeling alone” thing was wrecking some havoc on my emotional health.  I didn’t have many peers, in my life, who were living with diabetes, and the Internet offered very little in…

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Friday Six: DBlog Week, Small, and BAMWD!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, The Friday Six May 9, 2014 1 Comment

I love Diabetes Blog Week.  It’s inspiring and encouraging, and reignites the blogging ecosystem for readers and writers alike.  Are you participating?  Head over to Karen’s blog for details. “This head-to-head-to-head comparative effectiveness study reveals the G4 Platinum as the most accurate and precise of the current generation of CGMs, followed closely by the Navigator, with both devices markedly more…

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