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August 2014

Drafting Off #DSMA: Diabetes Job Description.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By August 28, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 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?…

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A Human’s Resilient, One Hundred Percent!

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By August 25, 2014 Tags: , 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,…

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BOLUS: Beware Of Loose, Unsupervised Snacks.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes and Emotions, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By August 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , 11 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…

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Itch, Please.

Diabetes and Emotions By 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…

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The Baby-Sitters Club: Graphic Novel Review.

Diabetes Advocacy, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places By August 19, 2014 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Stacey McGill had diabetes and – holy islets – she was cool. She was one of the lead characters in Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitters Club series, acting as treasurer of the club.  You can go deep in this wiki, where Stacey is described as having “a very sophisticated style, which comes from having lived in New York. She loves…

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Advocacy: Do It with Flair.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes By August 17, 2014 Tags: , , , 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…

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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust for the Epically Lazy.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By August 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 9 Comments

[Insert whole paragraph about how I hate to cook/am bad at cooking/have no interest in cooking/would rather paint the deck.] I don’t normally do anything resembling a “food review” because that’s not my bag (baby).  But I’m lazy when it comes to preparing food, so if I stumble across something that makes being a lazy chef even easier, well then…

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The Dexcom / Mac Dance.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life By August 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 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 https://t.co/HUp5vRTvLm — brian bosh (@bosh) August 12, 2014 “I created Chromadex because I was trying #DIYPS but hated carrying around a second…

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