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June 2014

Figwee: An App I Might Actually Use.

Diabetes Products, Diet and Food By June 9, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 21 Comments

At the TCOYD conference in Washington, DC this past weekend, I was tasked with co-leading a session about digital tools for diabetes management (saucily named “There’s An App for That”) alongside Glu’s Anna Floreen.  Building up to the session, she and I talked about apps we use (and don’t use) and how some apps are just filler apps (see also:…


Mystery of the “Right” Button: SOLVED.

Dexcom, Diabetes Online Community, Robot Life By June 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

When the “circle” popped off my Dexcom receiver last week, a thread in the discussion on that post highlighted the mystery of the “right button.”  As in, what the hell does it do? And it’s taken me until today to realize that I use the right button all the time, or at least have the option to use the right…


Diabetes at the Beach.

Uncategorized By June 4, 2014 8 Comments

Rhode Island has some really nice beaches, and since I was a little kid, going to the beach has been a staple of summer.  (If September doesn’t roll around and your car isn’t lined with beach sand, something went wrong.) Just after my diagnosis, going to the beach didn’t look or feel any different as far as my body was…


Walking with Friends.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By June 3, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

I think it’s safe to say that the threat of snow is behind us.  (If not, this cat is going to be pissed.)  And now that the weather is improved and exercising outside can be A Thing, I’ve taken to long, fast-paced walks around my neighborhood in the late afternoon, spending about 45 minutes each night clearing my head and…


Looking Back: Define? Or Explain.

Diabetes and Family, Psychosocial Support, Relationships By June 2, 2014 Tags: , 2 Comments

The tagline on my blog is “Diabetes doesn’t define me, but it helps explain me,” and today I’m looking back at the origin of that phrase in a post from May 2006.  (This was a discussion with my older brother, and I’m grateful that both my brother and sister contributed to my book, Balancing Diabetes.) *   *   * “Diabetes doesn’t…