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The Friday Six: Spare a Rose, Toaster Selfies, and Inhaled Insulin.

Happy Friday morning, she writes from the train that is scrambling up the eastern seaboard, going from No Snow to OMG Snow.  While I’m looking forward to getting home and returning to the Birdzone, I’m not exactly thrilled to see what this week’s snowstorm dumped onto our home in Rhode Island.  (Also, almost wrote “snotstorm,” which, if you know me at all, would be the worst natural disaster that could ever, ever come my way.)

Today I’m working through my inbox and sharing what cropped up as curious.  Have at:

Updates on inhaled insulin from the team at diaTribe.

A sample of what Dr. Korey Hood and I partnered on this week – talking about diabetes management, the importance of options in technology choices, and Animas Vibe[Oh hey there, disclosures.]

“A few weeks later Letamendi opened her new issue of Batgirl. In it, she found a shocking surprise. Simone had turned Letamendi into a character: Batgirl’s psychologist.”  This article is so cool.

Berci at ScienceRoll takes us through the current and future state of diabetes technology.

“I am lucky to have such a great best friend, and I know that down the road, on my wedding day, she’ll be there not only to straighten my gown train, but also to remind me to check my continuous glucose monitor.”  Great insight on friendship from Lauren.

Exploding kittens.

“But I was most struck by the realities of the family’s daily routine. Grace’s mother, Patricia, who is the sister of my boss at Saddleback Leather Company, where I am a filmmaker, told me about nights punctuated by alarms to get up and check her daughter’s blood sugar, at ‘midnight, 3 and 6.'” The opinions on this NYTimes article couldn’t be more diverse.  I’ve decided that I actually can’t decide how I’m most comfortable diabetes being portrayed, as I struggle to walk the line between “I’m fine/I’m sick.”  Your thoughts?

Flowers die, children shouldn’t.  The Spare a Rose campaign starts on February 1st.  Please consider joining the diabetes community in supporting our own.

The Boston Yeti almost replaces The Real Bigfoot as my favorite Twitter account.  Almost.

When emotions drive health behaviors.

Kim takes on the benefits of growing up with type 1 diabetes over at T1EverydayMagic with some fantastic cartoons to illustrate her point.  (GET IT?!)

“I think she felt bad for me. She acted as if it were cruel that I’d had to pay “a lot” of money for medicine to keep me alive, medicine for a disease I couldn’t help having. How thoughtful of her.”  Getting insulin in France.

Selfie toaster.  Bring on the gluten-free edible faces of my cats!

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thanks for the updates, Kerri!

    That was a great post from Sarah (Coffee & Insulin).

    01/30/15; 11:33 am
  2. Thanks Kerri… Dennis Chamberlain’s comments on the “Midnight, 3, and 6” article seemed to be right on, in my opinion. Some of the others… not so much. But again, I think the article itself was another important step into opening a window to our world through which not many non-D families see.

    01/30/15; 1:08 pm
  3. Kelli #

    I watched the Midnight Three and Six video this weekend and have been discussing it with various friends so it was great to see that it was part of one of your posts. I like that the video shows the complexity of the disease, the fears that surround the care and management of the disease. The only thing I didn’t care for was this overlying tone of “imminent death”. While certainly a bad low or high can lead to death, it isn’t going to be instantaneous. I don’t want people walking around me like I am a ticking time bomb or something. I do think it is important though that we show the public the difficulties of the disease. Most documentaries, special features, etc. show someone winning the Olympics, being Miss America, having babies, being whatever they want to be and living their life to the fullest. While I do believe anything is possible despite diabetes, I want people to understand that a diabetic life includes a lot of time, math, maintenance, and never being able to turn off the self care. Money, time, and research goes into the diseases that make someone “look sicker” than diabetes does. I want a cure and I want people to know that a cure is needed for a whole lot of reasons (some of which were portrayed in the video), not just so we can eat what we want.

    02/2/15; 10:57 am

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