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October 2014

#DOCasksFDA – Your Feedback is Needed, DOC!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community October 16, 2014 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 October 15, 2014 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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LOW.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes October 9, 2014 19 Comments

BEEP!BEEP!BEEP! from the Dexcom receiver on the bedside table. I heard it beeping for a long time. Woke up with sweat pouring off my forehead and running down the side of my face, pooling up in my ears and in my collarbone.  The pillow was soaked.  My hair was soaked.  An outline of me underneath me, the line drawn with…

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Burninating the Peasants.

No Diabetes October 8, 2014 1 Comment

Her consummate V’s were spot-on, and once she drops that second arm and beefs up the first one, I think she’s got a good grip on the Trogdor. (She spent the car ride to the zoo working on her “What’s that dragon’s name again? Oh yeah – TROGDOR! He does the burninating, right, Mom?”) Loading Someone is a little obsessed…

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What Does the DOC Mean to You?

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Uncategorized October 8, 2014 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, the #dsma chat was centered on the how and why of people’s participation in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), and after chat participants shared what brought them to the web for diabetes information, the last question of the night asked them what the DOC means to them. The answers created a quilt of community and comfort that…

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All About that Cure.

Diabetes Advocacy October 6, 2014 5 Comments

Ever stumble upon an ear worm while you’re waiting in the airport?  For me, it’s usually something like “On the Wings of Love” that ends up embedded into my brain for hours on end (thank you, Mr. Osborne) but yesterday morning it was “All About that Bass.”  Except it was with a diabetes twist, thanks to a JDRF walk team…

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