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May 2015

Diabetes Blog Week (Late): Mantra Me.

Uncategorized May 28, 2015 1 Comment

I missed the end of Diabetes Blog Week, but I loved the prompts and still have ideas trickling in here and there.  So better late than never! I don’t like catch phrases.  (Forgiiiiiiiive me, especially since I just used a trite turn of phrase up there with the whole “better late than never” thing.  Turn the other cheek, please.)  I…

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No Disassemble.

Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life May 27, 2015 7 Comments

I need to exorcise the technology demons in my house.  Because everything is breaking. It started several months ago, the issue with my laptop, but in the last two weeks, my computer has gone entirely bananas.  I have a Macbook Air as my primary office computer and the bulk of my work is on that machine.  And it worked fine…

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The Friday Six: Catching Up.

The Friday Six, Traveling May 22, 2015 3 Comments

Hi!  I still write here.  I write a blog about things here.  This is my things blog, with diabetes stuff and other times not so much diabetes stuff.  Welcome to it.  (My brain is not entirely tuned in this morning.  Working on it.)  Coffee is helping, but it may take a few days to kick in. Yesterday was a long…

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Diabetes Blog Week: Kicking It to the Curb.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 13, 2015 14 Comments

When I was first hospitalized upon diagnosis, I spent two weeks in-patient learning the new and tangled ropes of type 1 diabetes with my parents.  My hospital roommate was a kid named Eddie, who had been bitten by a spider.  The other source of comfort was Kitty. This grubby thing has been with me since the beginning.  My mom and…

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Diabetes Blog Week: The Quiet Parts.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships, Robot Life May 12, 2015 11 Comments

Feels weird, and slightly ironic, starting a blog post about the diabetes-related things I don’t share here on the diabetes blog I’ve written here on the open Internet about my personal experiences with the disease.  It’s been ten years of this – the idea that there’s crap I don’t talk about might seem like a big fat lie. But there…

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Changing Behavior.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community May 8, 2015 9 Comments

This week, I saw a Tweet from Close Concerns President Kelly Close about the idea of behavior and “behavior change,” which sparked some conversation on Twitter (and woke up the bats in my head): Hey people w/diabetes! Doing a bit of work for an @AmDiabetesAssn talk – what do “behavior” + “behavior change” mean to people w/ #diabetes? — kelly…

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