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June 2015

The View.

Uncategorized June 30, 2015 1 Comment

Main(e)ly awesome. A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Jun 29, 2015 at 7:32pm PDT Taking a little time this week. The view from not-my-computer is awesome. (Ignore the irony of posting this kind of sentiment from definitely-my-computer. You can take the girl away from the Internet, but DO NOT TAKE THE INTERNET AWAY FROM THE GIRL.)

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Beach-Borg.

Dexcom, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life June 25, 2015 8 Comments

Yesterday, my daughter and I went to the beach (with my mom and my aunts and half of the state of Rhode Island) and I wore a bathing suit.  I also wore a CGM sensor on my thigh and an insulin pump infusion set on my arm, connecting to the insulin pump clipped to my bathing suit. There were a…

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Robot Arms.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life June 24, 2015 4 Comments

[You can read my Dexcom disclosures here.] The low alarm slammed into my ears from across the bed, coming from my Dexcom receiver on the bedside table.  A half second later, it echoed from my cell phone, where the SHARE app threw out a loud warning of its own. LOW. I reached over and clicked on my phone, which was…

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Pump Peelz Giveaway Winners!

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life June 19, 2015 2 Comments

Time for the Pump Peelz Giveaway winners!  The original contest rules are from earlier this week are here, and the entries came in through blog post comments and Twitter. Some were poignant, some were silly, and all were written by people touched by diabetes. Poems don’t have to rhyme. But if you count syllables, You might win fun shit. http://t.co/aKNMHvxVVA — Kerri /…

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Diabetes Connections, with Stacey Simms.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Podcast, Psychosocial Support, SUM in Other Places June 17, 2015 2 Comments

There’s a new podcast on the … block?  On the radio?  The Internet.  It’s definitely on the Internet.  And it’s brought to our community by one of our own – Stacey Simms, mom of a child with type 1 diabetes and a professional broadcast journalist.  In her new podcast, Diabetes Connections, Stacey is bringing those two passions together to inform…

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Balancing Diabetes: Siblings.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, SUM in Other Places June 16, 2015 13 Comments

Back in March of 2014, my first book was published by Spry Publishing and it features a number of different voices from the diabetes community.  Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from Balancing Diabetes titled “Siblings,” which describes what diabetes looks like from the perspective of my brother and sister, and also from some siblings of people in the DOC.  Thanks…

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Pump Peelz Giveaway!

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products June 15, 2015 50 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Pump Peelz for several years, impressed by both their products and their back story.  The company, founded in 2011 by high school sweethearts turned married couple Scott and Emily, aims to “help people with diabetes live with more confidence by turning insecurities associated with diabetic accessories into a form of individual self-expression.” Can’t argue with…

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