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December 2014

Year In Review: 2014.

Diabetes Community, Real Life Diabetes December 29, 2014 2 Comments

I have always liked this meme (as evidenced by the fact that I always do this meme), because it gives me a few minutes to poke around in the archives and appreciate the literal and figurative highs and lows throughout the year.  That, and my brain is still in holiday mode, so I need to shake the sugarplums and jingle…



Uncategorized December 26, 2014 6 Comments

Sometimes the symptoms of my low blood sugars are frustration and anger, which is often misplaced and taken out on the people closest (proximity-wise, and emotionally) to me. I was trying to explain this to Birdy two days ago, as I was treating a low blood sugar that was making me feel every inch angry and disoriented. She nodded solemnly….


Missing Meter.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling December 22, 2014 8 Comments

The initial search through my bag was kind of nonchalant.  “Where is my meter bag?”  Bright pink with a smiling bear on one side, it’s a hard bag to misplace, even in the seemingly unending abyss of my purse. But the flurry of leaving the house that morning to catch an early flight left me mentally snowed-in.  I brought it…


Looking Back: Humalog Christmas Lights.

Insulin December 17, 2014 3 Comments

What says “holiday festivities” like insulin bottles fashioned into Christmas lights?  (You’re right – gingerbread cookies would be a little more ho, ho, ho, but stick with me.)  In anticipation of the coming holidays, I’m looking back at a post from two Februaries ago, which went live on Diabetes Art Day but is holiday-relevant, so let’s roll.  — For my…


“Instead of making insulin …”

Diabetic Mommy December 15, 2014 11 Comments

“What’s insulin?” my daughter asked me as I was buckling her into the car seat. She knows the word because vials of insulin sit where the butter usually resides in other people’s refrigerators. “Insulin is a hormone that people’s pancreases make.  It helps make the foods we eat into something our bodies can use for energy.  My pancreas doesn’t make…


The Friday Six: A Ton of Many Things.

The Friday Six December 12, 2014 6 Comments

“What do you want to do today, Mom?” Birdy asked. “I don’t know.  What do you want to do?” Long pause. “Mom, I want to do a ton of many things!” A ton of many things.  That makes more sense to me than I’d care to admit.  That’s what’s going on in my head – a ton of so many…


“Real People” Sick.

Real Life Diabetes December 10, 2014 4 Comments

For months, I escaped most of the germ cycle.  I received my flu shot.  I wash my hands.  I don’t lick doorknobs or shopping cart handles or people I don’t know.  My ears, nose, and throat remained plague-free. Until about four days ago. I have a rotten cold.  And if you know me at all, you’ll recall that anything to…