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October 2015

Guest Post: Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny.

Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By October 9, 2015 Tags: , , , 22 Comments

There’s power to the “me, too!” moments for sure, but there’s vulnerability involved in raising your hand first to say, “Me.”  Today, I have a guest post from a writer who wished to stay anonymous but who is looking for others who may have experienced something similar to what they went through.  If you’ve ever passed out or had a…


Wet Paint.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 8, 2015 Tags: , , , 28 Comments

I looked at my blood sugars in the last few weeks and my worst response was my lack of response.  In reviewing the numbers, my brain only shrugged in apathy. A year or two ago, I would have looked at the dwindling number of finger sticks and the creeping trend of high numbers and been very, “Whoa.  What is going…


That Big, Effing Frog. #DOCtober

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy By October 5, 2015 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Busy weekend, with a pile of unrelated-to-diabetes moments and a few that were decidedly diabetes.  But to start, I’ll catch up on my #DOCtober photo posts. A rainy Saturday means building crap out of cardboard boxes. One of the parts I like best about motherhood is the chance to watch my kid create. (And the diabetes tie-in is that she…


Diabetes 365 Giveaway Winners.

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products By October 2, 2015 Tags: , , 1 Comment

Thanks for all of the comments on Wednesday’s post about burnout and “diabetes overwhelmus.”  There were some great strategies and tips on wrangling in the chaos and living well. Congrats to the three commenters who won copies of the new book, Diabetes 365, penned by Paula Ford-Martin and Susan Wiener! Here are the winning entries: [When I am] Overwhelmed…I look…


Photo Challenge: #DOCtober.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 1, 2015 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

Taking pictures is something I like to do very much.  I’m not terribly talented when it comes to doing it and my equipment is pretty basic, but I enjoy framing something up and preserving that moment.  I used to take a lot of pictures, but I’ve tapered off in the last few years, and I miss it. Which. is why…