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October 2014

Halloween Your FACE.

Real Life Diabetes By October 31, 2014 Tags: 3 Comments

It’s Halloween!!  You know how I know?  Because overnight, every wall in my house is covered with construction paper jack o’lanterns and there’s a suspicious amount of candy up in this place. Halloween.  A holiday I really like, because dressing up is fun.  Costumes and candy? I can subscribe to that. And now I’m going to paste in a link…

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#WalkWithD: John’s Story.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By October 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was seeking to learn more about my peers with diabetes, specifically folks with type 2 diabetes.  Living with type 1 diabetes myself, it’s hard to me to “walk a mile in their shoes,” so to speak, when I felt so uninformed about type 2 diabetes in the first place.  A few…

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#GoSebGo and #GoBionic.

Diabetes Videos By October 24, 2014 Tags: , , , No Comments

Clearly, Go HASHTAGS! This morning I wanted to share two videos that ventured their way into my inbox recently, from folks in the diabetes community who I support whole-heartedly. The first is from Seb, who is STILL running across Canada. What’s your plan for today? Mine is to get some writing done while sitting on my ass on a flight…

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HypoPedicure.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By October 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

“Mom, can I [something something] ?” “Sure, kiddo,” I responded.  But I had no idea what she was asking me – her words were swirling around in the fog of my brain.  My blood sugar was 38 mg/dL and my Dexcom was wailing.  Chris was a few feet away, stirring something on the stove while he kept an eye on…

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Pros and Cons of Going Gluten-Free. (and a brief lament about the smooshed banana)

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling By October 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 21 Comments

It’s been about seven weeks on this “no way, gluten!” lifestyle, and I’m starting to find my footing.  But there are still many pros and cons to balance, so I’m listing them here.  That way, I can look back at this post in a few months and be all, “Pfffft.  Whiner.  You’re in the zone now.” Here we go –…

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Show Me Your Pump … Or Not.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 21, 2014 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

During a presentation in Duluth, MN last week, I was talking about my family and I used a photo in the slide deck that I’ve used many times before.  It’s one of Birdy, Chris, and I and we’re at some park on a sunny fall day, enjoying the sunshine. “This is my family.  And right there – RIGHT THERE –…

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#DOCasksFDA – Your Feedback is Needed, DOC!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community By October 16, 2014 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

THIS IS THE LINK TO THE SURVEY.  Read below for more information on the virtual discussion between the diabetes community and the FDA, and how your input will shape that discussion, and potentially our future. “On November 3 from 1pm-4pm EDT, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the diabetes community will host an unprecedented event to discuss unmet needs…

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When Good Insulin Goes BAD.

Blood Sugars, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 10 Comments

Ninety percent of the time, my high blood sugar has an identifiable reason, and there’s a cluster of common causes.  Did I under-estimate the carbs in a snack and therefore under-bolus?  Did I over-treat a low blood sugar?  Did I eat without bolusing at all (it happens)?  Is there a lot of stress floating around that I’m responding to? Most…

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