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September 2014

Best Intentions Need to Stick.

Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling By September 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

Yesterday, my bag was packed with all kinds of good intentions.  My CGM sensor was only three day old, on a bright and shiny Toughpad to prevent adhesive rash!  The Dexcom receiver was fully charged!  My CGM in the Cloud rig was all charged up and ready to send my data into the cloud so that I would have a…

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Seeking PWD Peers.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

Two weeks ago, I was in Vienna for the third annual European Animas Blogger Summit.  (I’m a blogger, and I have a working relationship with Animas.  Only missing the European part, and I can’t even pretend because I was once told that my attempt at a British accent was akin to Dick Van Dyke’s Mary Poppins attempt.  So, no.)  Other…

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CGM in the Cloud and All Over the Web.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life By September 25, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

diaTribe has posted a new column about CGM in the Cloud and the why (and why not) of clouding your Dexcom data, and thanks to a lot of input from people in the diabetes community, there are a dozen different perspectives.  Click over to diaTribe for a read. And diaTribe isn’t the only site talking about CGM in the Cloud…

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Guest Post: Diabetes and Our Relationship with Food.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Diet and Food, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes By September 24, 2014 Tags: , , , 15 Comments

Georgie is a twenty two year old university student and future French teacher living in Melbourne, Australia. She’s had type 1 diabetes since 2010 and has become very talented at hiding her pump in various dance costumes.  She hates her pancreas but loves the DOC, and is in the very slow process of creating an organisation Down Under to help…

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You Are HERE.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 23, 2014 22 Comments

Why are you here?  Why do you read diabetes blogs?  What made you want to start a Twitter account and participate in diabetes chats?  What makes you want to attend diabetes conferences?  What inspires you to organize meet-ups with local PWDs or advocacy walk teams?  How come you read diabetes articles and news sites and magazines? Why do you want…

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Not Guten for My Gut.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling By September 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Skipping gluten was once classified as a preference, but the last few weeks have shown me – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that gluten is not “guten” for my gut.  It feels good, figuring out what was causing so much chaos, and I feel more human, and much healthier. So all that “oooh, so healthy!!” stuff aside, going…

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Me and my Endo.

SUM in Other Places By September 17, 2014 3 Comments

My husband and I made a big deal the other day about how we had known each other for ten years.  “Such a long time!”  We clinked champagne glasses and toasted to the decade. Ten years is a long time. Thirteen years is even longer.  I’ve been seeing my endocrinologist for about thirteen years.  (Sorry, Chris.) “Relationship” feels like a…

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Recreating the Pee Alarm.

Diabetes Memories, Real Life Diabetes By September 16, 2014 Tags: , , 11 Comments

Birdy has this “learn about how electrical circuits work!” toy, and she plays with it endlessly.  I thought we had built every plan in the book that came with the game until she busted out this page yesterday: And once we built it, I realized we had recreated the “pee alarm” that my parents used when I was very young,…

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Walk with D: Join My Diabetes Journey.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support By September 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 6 Comments

How can people without diabetes understand what living with diabetes is really like? This is why I have written this blog for almost ten years – to connect and share with my peers, but also to educate those who don’t exist in the diabetes bubble.  The DOC shares so much about their personal lives with diabetes in efforts to find…

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Belly Ache.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Real Life Diabetes By September 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 36 Comments

My celiac tests came back negative.  So did my IgA or IgG AGAs (these could be exactly the same as a celiac test but I do not know all the lingo and thus, I remain clueless).  The basic gist is that my body seems to have no trouble at all with gluten. Except that it totally does. I don’t know…

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