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August 2014

Drafting Off #DSMA: Diabetes Job Description.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes August 28, 2014 1 Comment

I love tuning in to the diabetes discussions on Twitter – they are always insightful and make me see things through a different (insulin-colored?) lens. The final question of last night’s #dsma chat really brought out some interesting responses: Q4 At the time of diagnosis, would it have been helpful to be offered a Position Description for life with diabetes?…


A Human’s Resilient, One Hundred Percent!

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes August 25, 2014 18 Comments

Sighed Panky, a lazy panc deep in the gut “I’m tired and I’m bored And I’m stuck in a rut From making, just making insulin every day. It’s work! How I hate it! I’d much rather play! I’d take a vacation, or a long nap If I could find someone to do all this crap! If I could find someone,…


BOLUS: Beware Of Loose, Unsupervised Snacks.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes and Emotions, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes August 22, 2014 10 Comments

I graze.  I’m a grazer.  Visually speaking, my food choices are spread out over a gigantic field and I run through, grabbing bites here and there and never properly taking amounts or serving sizes into account. “How many grapes did I just eat,” is a common, whispered question.  “Did I bolus for that protein bar?” is another one.  “Hey, I…


Itch, Please.

Diabetes and Emotions August 21, 2014 6 Comments

I’m allergic to this poison sumac stuff.  Highly.  While Chris can walk around in the woods out back and pick bouquets of poison sumac without issue, I end up with an itchy plague just thinking about it.  Even if I have a full hazmat suit on, I can’t go near the stuff without catching hell. So I can’t remove it…


Advocacy: Do It with Flair.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes August 17, 2014 5 Comments

From @sixuntilme, after watching some of DarthSkeptic’s Tweets correcting diabetes misinformation fly by in my feed (thanks to @txtingmypancreas for highlighting):  “Why did you decide to take this wickedly funny high road?” From @darthskeptic:  “It was partially based on frustration and partially based on ‘TheoryFail’ and ‘TakeThatDarwin‘ addressing and mocking people ignorant about basic science.” Whatever the reason, I love…


The Dexcom / Mac Dance.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life August 13, 2014 13 Comments

Sharing, because that’s what friends do. Brian Bosh, living with type 1 diabetes and also apparently a very clever guy, found a workaround for uploading Dexcom G4 data to a Mac computer. Yes, you read that correctly. @4thandLife — brian bosh (@bosh) August 12, 2014 “I created Chromadex because I was trying #DIYPS but hated carrying around a second…