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July 2014

Miss Idaho: #ShowMeYourPump!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life July 19, 2014 8 Comments

Have you heard?  Sierra Sandison just earned the crown as Miss Idaho, and she accomplished her goal with an insulin pump clipped to her hip.  Yes, that’s right – another Miss America contender has hit the stage with diabetes front-and-center.  And since winning Miss Idaho barely a week ago, Sierra has already brought type 1 diabetes to the national stage…

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Tallygear Winners!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes July 18, 2014 3 Comments

The Tallygear giveaway was fun to run because it helped contribute to a discussion about how people in the diabetes online community are tackling diabetes-related stigma.  The comments section had some great points about erasing diabetes stigma, and I wanted to highlight a few: “Today I had a good discussion with my sister about the different challenges I face (35…

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What Do You Want to Talk About?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes July 17, 2014 2 Comments

Last night’s #dsma chat was a particularly good one, because its intention was to generate discussion and feedback about what people in the diabetes online community (DOC) want to talk about. These questions will be about DSMA and how we can improve your experience and to discuss topics that are near and dear to you. #dsma — DiabetesSocMedAdvoca (@DiabetesSocMed) July…

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CGM in the Cloud: Personal Preferences.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling July 16, 2014 21 Comments

“Why would you want your continuous glucose monitor information in the cloud?” Fair question, especially coming from folks in the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group, which is heavily dominated by parents of children with diabetes. I didn’t want to answer, at first, because I didn’t want to say the wrong thing.  When I meet with parents of kids with…

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We Are Not Waiting: CGM in the Cloud (Part 2).

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life July 14, 2014 5 Comments

Continuing from last week, I’m picking up this morning with Laurie Schwartz, mom to Adam (T1D) and an active and supportive voice in the CGM in the Cloud group.  In the last week, I’ve had many interactions with people from the CGM in the Cloud group and every single person has been happy to share their experiences, eager to share…

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We Are Not Waiting: CGM in the Cloud (Part 1).

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life July 10, 2014 30 Comments

Waiting, when it comes to diabetes, frustrates the hell out of me.  According to the “cure in five years!” mantra that rang out constantly when I was diagnosed in 1986, I’ve been waiting for a cure for almost 30 years.  Currently, I wait (impatiently) for the Animas Vibe to become available to US patients.  I wait for the Dexcom Share…

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Friends for Life: Madcap Recap.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling July 9, 2014 12 Comments

A bulleted list because that’s what bloggers do. My personal schedule had me running around like a chicken with its head (and pancreas?) cut off, and while I felt really lucky to be so busy, I didn’t have enough quality time with people I love.  It’s a nice problem to have, but it was frustrating because now that I’m home,…

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