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March 2016

Fingerpricks: An Interview with Haidee Soule Merritt.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes March 31, 2016 4 Comments

Haidee Soule Merritt has the uncanny ability to illustrate what’s going on in the minds of many people touched by diabetes, and she’s sharing her talents yet again in her second book, Fingerpricks, Volume 2.  It’s not that her cartoons are just good, but they are poignant and insightful and have a way of seeing diabetes through a very specific,…

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Guest Post: Taking Steps Towards Better.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger March 29, 2016 3 Comments

Emotional health can influence someone’s physical health, and after decades with type 1 diabetes, I know that my health is best when I’m being cared for as a person, with mental health categorized as high a priority as my A1C or standard deviation of blood sugar.  How you feel about the disease you live with every day matters. Today, my favorite texting…

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Guest Post: Making Connections.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger March 25, 2016 3 Comments

Stephen Shaul is one of the most insightful – and kindest – people I’ve come across in the last few years, and I really respect his thoughts on all-things diabetes.  (Links to his blog and podcast are in the bio below.)  Today, while I’m en route to 10,000 doctor’s appointments, Stephen is taking over SUM to talk about the simplicity,…

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One, Stupid High.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy March 23, 2016 13 Comments

On any average day, my glucose meter results are just mine. … mostly.  I worry about lows while I’m driving my daughter or traveling alone, but while a low might be witnessed by someone else, it’s my body that goes through the experience.  (Not to minimize the experience of watching diabetes from a distance; that’s a whole other post.)  The…

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Diabetes Privacy?

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes March 22, 2016 13 Comments

I was thinking about diabetes privacy this morning while I was poking through the archives, and came upon this post from Diabetes Blog Week last year.  (Here’s a full list of the contributions generated by that prompt.) What do you share about your diabetes? And what is on your List of Absolutely NOT Sharing, diabetes-wise?  For me, I don’t share…

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Guest Post: The Cost of Staying Alive.

Guest Diabetes Blogger March 21, 2016 12 Comments

Charity Shuster-Gormley is a native Vermonter who currently works as a mental health worker in a psychiatric hospital. She was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the summer of 2000 at 15 years old. Charity holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She lives with her husband, their 6-year-old Dachshund Amos,…

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Gimme a Beet!

Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food, Infertility and Pregnancy March 18, 2016 16 Comments

Beets haven’t always been top-of-preference for my palette.  I read somewhere that people either love the taste of beets or think they taste like dirt, and I used to be in the latter camp.  But these days, beets are most desirable and I am looking for a calendar dedicated entirely to them, preferably wearing suspenders … and only suspenders. Problem is,…

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