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June 2015

The View.

Uncategorized By 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.) You might…

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OMG Nick Jonas … with a Sizeable Shout-Out to Dexcom.

Uncategorized By June 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 12 Comments

I can’t hear the name “Nick Jonas” without immediately hearing the then-teenaged cousins in my family clutching their invisible pearls and screaming, “OMGNICKJONAS” as if it was one word. In my mind, I think of Nick Jonas as a kind and smart … not because I have any personal experience to base that assumption off of, but because he’s also…

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Robot Arms.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By June 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 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 By June 19, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 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 By June 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 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 By June 16, 2015 Tags: , , , , 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 By June 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 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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Reboot.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes By June 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 8 Comments

Diabetes and I are not getting along these days.  Not even a little bit. Funny how that shit happens.  You’re rolling along [insert lilting “do de doooo” tune here] and then BAM Dexcom graphs start to get weird and BAM other health concerns start issuing commands that dominate the conversation and BAM all of a sudden, my blood sugars are…

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Good / Bad.

Diabetes Videos, Healthcare By June 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

At the TCOYD / diaTribe forum at ADA last week, Dr. Edelman showed a video that he and Dr. Pettus had put together about the doctor and patient relationship, highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly.  It kicked up some serious laughs from the audience because it’s uncomfortably true in many ways. (My favorite line is at 2:38 –…

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