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June 2014

ADA Tweet Up for DOC.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling June 10, 2014 3 Comments

“You can’t eat that.” “You shouldn’t travel.” “You can’t have children.” “You aren’t worth curing because you did this to yourself.” “Insulin means you have it ‘bad,’ right?” “Did you catch it from eating candy?” “Isn’t that cured by flax seed oil?” … living with diabetes means also living with the stigma of diabetes, and perceptions of life with diabetes…


Diabetes at the Beach.

Uncategorized 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 June 3, 2014 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…