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June 2015

Reboot.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes June 12, 2015 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 June 11, 2015 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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Does Not Compute.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes June 10, 2015 12 Comments

“Do you guys have any fun plans for the summer?” The question was simple enough, but not even close to a level my hypoglycemia-addled brain could handle.  I had trouble formulating a response, and the lag time was embarrassing.  We’ve only moved to the neighborhood a few months ago and haven’t solidified relationships with our neighbors yet, so being wickedly…

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Interview: Anna Norton on the Future of Diabetes Sisters.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support June 4, 2015 No Comments

Organizations that bring people touched by diabetes together have a special place in my heart, because peer-to-peer support checks that “whole person care” box on the mental diabetes management to do list.  The Diabetes Sisters organization is a group that brings women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes together in an environment that fosters open discussion, camaraderie, and learning. …

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