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February 2015

Overheard.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By 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 By February 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 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 By February 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , 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 By February 5, 2015 Tags: 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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