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February 2015

I’m Not a Doctor, But I Can Help.

Uncategorized February 13, 2015 2 Comments

“Mom, what is that rose?” she asked as colored at the kitchen table. “It is part of a thing I’m working on that helps kids with diabetes who need insulin.” “You give them insulin?” “Kind of.  These kids live in countries that are far from here, but they have diabetes like I do.  And their fridge doesn’t have insulin in…

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Knowledge Gaps.

Diabetes Advocacy February 12, 2015 3 Comments

I wish I knew more about a lot of things.  Like dinosaurs.  (Mostly because Birdzone keeps asking me about them and what their names are and what kind of foods they liked to eat, and I’m not as brushed up on my dinosaur details as I was back in second grade.) But there are things I truly wish I knew…

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Overheard.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy February 10, 2015 2 Comments

Overheard from my daughter’s playroom, where two stuffed animals were having an intense conversation in high-pitched voices (and one soft toy was pretending to be me): “Hi, I’m Kerri and we’re going to talk about type 1 diabetes.”  She paused.  “Or maybe type 2 diabetes. But either way, we have to talk about it.” She makes a good point.  Either…

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Animas Vibe: A Few Weeks Later.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life February 9, 2015 17 Comments

Again, disclosure:  I work with Animas and have a sponsorship contract.  Here are more details on my disclosures. And this is the Mr. Plow theme song.  Mr. Plow would be great, about now, since the snow keeps dumping down outside. It’s been several weeks since I’ve switched to the Animas Vibe insulin pump (with integrated CGM technology – doesn’t that…

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Spinach and Mushroom Fritatta.

Diet and Food February 6, 2015 No Comments

I can’t cook.  Except when I can. Turns out following a recipe is a helpful way to make a graceful transition between “fridge full of ingredients” and “actual, edible outcome.”  And a recipe that’s reasonably low in carbs, high in eggs (I frigging love eggs), and tastes good works for me.  Stolen from AllRecipes, I tweaked my version of this…

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Syrupy Thick.

Diabetes Advocacy February 5, 2015 8 Comments

The reasons why I ended up so high are complicated: a combination of poor bolus calculation, not pre-bolusing, a higher carb meal, and an infusion set ripened and rotting at the end of day three made for that wicked high blood sugar.  I need to own it because there are things I could have done differently for a better outcome….

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Jack Frost Hates Me.

Dexcom, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Products February 4, 2015 9 Comments

Over the last few weeks, the elements haven’t been particularly forgiving.  Arctic temperatures blasting their way through New England, feet of snow falling by the clump … my whole front yard looks sponsored by Frozen and I can’t let it go because I have to fucking shovel it.  Despite having a heavy winter coat and gloves and all the “right”…

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