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February 2015

Four Things.

No Diabetes February 28, 2015 7 Comments

I stole a meme from Stephen, who stole it from Jeff, who stole it from Scully.  (This is an exercise in content theft.)  I haven’t done a meme in ages and am drinking half-caffeinated coffee this morning in an effort to cut back on the amount of caffeine I take on, so I’m meme’ing in hopes of waking up my…


Arrival and Departure Times.

Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes February 27, 2015 22 Comments

Yesterday, I checked in at the Joslin Clinic in Boston and saw this screen on the wall: The wait times for doctor's at the Joslin Clinic are listed like they are flights waiting to take off. This is new. And wicked weird to me. #diabetes A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:33am PST “Are…


Spare a Rose: 2015 Results.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Insulin February 25, 2015 4 Comments

This year, the total raised for IDF’s Life for a Child program through the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign was $24,229. We aimed to raise money and awareness for kids in developing countries who are without resources and insulin, and we raised money.  And awareness.  For the third year running, the diabetes community as a whole pledged their…


Wild Krattsabetes.

Dexcom, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life February 23, 2015 4 Comments

Wild Kratts have invaded my house in a big way.  It’s okay, because Birdy loves watching them and she learns all this random stuff about animals.  (“MOM! The lion’s mane is the same color as the savannah grass,” yelled from her car seat as we’re driving.  So I’m learning too, apparently.)  She dons her version of a creature power suit…


104 mg/dL.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes February 19, 2015 8 Comments

Am I the only one who stops when this number pops up on a glucose meter and thinks, “Damn.  That could be on the meter advertisement box.  I’ve got this.” Meter box advertisement #latergram A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Feb 19, 2015 at 5:49am PST (Ignore the fact that I will surely be low, or high, or…


Why I Pack Heavy.

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life February 18, 2015 4 Comments

“And then Marcus gave me a Valentine and it had SPIDERMAN STICKERS on it and I love Spiderman stickers so that was the best Valentine I got except the one from Maddie that had a pencil and that was ALSO THE BEST ONE,” yelled Birdzone from the backseat as I was buckling myself into the driver’s seat. “Yeah?  So Valentine’s…