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July 2015


Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By July 16, 2015 Tags: 3 Comments

While I was making lunch for my daughter this afternoon, she occupied herself with construction paper, markers, scissors … and my glucose meter, glucose tabs, insulin pump, Dexcom, and lancing device. “Mom, I made all of your diabetes things.” Hard working artist. #diabeticmommy A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:24am PDT Her creations. #diabetes…


Time Consuming.

Real Life Diabetes By July 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 16 Comments

“Thank you for calling [insert every company name I had to call yesterday here].  Please listen carefully, as our telephone options have changed.” “Please press one to continue in English, para español oprima dos.” “Press two if you are a patient, press three if you are a provider, press four if you are a member of the media, press five…


Flick of the Wrist.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling, Uncategorized By July 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 15 Comments

In the interests of getting through TSA in Orlando as quickly as possible and making my way over to my gate so I could find some iced coffee and a banana, I disconnected my insulin pump and put it through the x-ray machine, caring very little if it melted in the transaction because I was melting in the transaction. The…


What Are You Advocating For?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By July 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A discussion from Masterlab at Friends for Life: Social Media Prompt: What are you advocating for?? #MasterLab — Diabetes Hands Fndn (@diabeteshf) July 7, 2015 Some answers: My spiel: We need to stop blaming. Help everyone get the tools they need to be healthy. Access to tools for all! #diabetes #masterlab — Diabetes Ramblings (@RFamsRamblings) July 7, 2015 Our mission:…


Spotty Service.

Diabetes Advocacy, Real Life Diabetes By July 2, 2015 Tags: , , 6 Comments

In the earlier part of this week, I was up in Ogunquit, Maine with Chris and Birdy, following through on our family obsession with Maine (“the way life should be!” claims the sign you drive by when you cross into the state, marking the moment when Chris usually points a finger at the sign and says, “YES.”).  The place we…