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March 2016

Guest Post: Diabetes Opera.

Guest Diabetes Blogger By March 14, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

Michael Park is a composer whose work bridges the gap between real-world and musical experience. His Ted Talk, Experiencing Disease Through Music, has been described as moving, haunting, and an amazing translation of the disease. His opera, Diagnosis: Diabetes has received awards and high praise for turning an otherwise invisible illness into something the audience gets to experience.  And I’m…

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Guest Post: TWINS!

Diabetic Mommy, Guest Diabetes Blogger By March 11, 2016 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Today I’m excited to be traveling to the Las Vegas JDRF TypeOneNation event (and hanging out with Sara…aaah), so while I’m in transit, Meredith Pack has offered to jump in with a guest post.  Meredith writes (at her leisure) over at With a Side of Insulin and is currently pregnant with twins. She and I share the same due date…

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Silent Infertility.

Diabetic Mommy, Healthcare, Infertility and Pregnancy, No Diabetes By March 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , 39 Comments

(You get a special prize if the title of this blog post made you think of this song.) For two years, we wanted a baby. When I first started lurking on infertility websites and forums, the acronyms were confusing.  I knew that TTC was “trying to conceive” but all of the other bits seemed as if someone poured out a…

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Guest Post: From Inside a D-Tech Startup

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Guest Diabetes Blogger By March 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Marcus is cool.  I’m pretty certain about this because he has diabetes, thus making him part of a group of people I trust without justification outside of the whole “not making insulin, either” part.  (And he makes entertaining videos, but that’s a whole separate post.)  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be hosting some guest posts here and there, and…

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Six Until You.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By March 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 77 Comments

Dear Baby, Six years ago, I gave birth to your sister.  It was the most incredible moment of my life, and up until recently, she’s been my top-notch, absolute favorite person in the world. “But wait … now I’ll be your favorite because I’m your first, and my brother will be your favorite because he’s your last,” interrupted Birdy, who…

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Guest Post: Diabetes Dreams.

Guest Diabetes Blogger By March 7, 2016 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

I’ve known Nicole almost my whole blogging life, as our respective jobs brought us together over a decade ago at a spelling bee.  (Life is pleasantly random that way.)  Over the last ten years, she’s been a voice of reason and an inspiration to me, doing the diabetes thing while simultaneously doing whatever the hell she wants.  I respect her…

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The Patient Voice 2016: Bridging the Diabetes Gaps

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Poetry By March 4, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Happy Friday, friends!  Today, Marina Tsaplina is borrowing the blog to help spread the word about an event she is hosting in New York City on March 20th.  It’s the debut event for The Betes organization, and the goal is to give rise to discussions about the emotional influence of chronic illness.  Part of the presentation will be a discussion…

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Fashion Show.

No Diabetes By March 3, 2016 Tags: 1 Comment

This morning, while I was on a conference call for work, I looked out the kitchen window and saw a squirrel go scuttling by with what looked like a giant leaf in its mouth. “Huh.  Early spring.  Ambitious critter.” A few seconds later, another squirrel darted by, sporting a floppy beard of some sort. A minute later, a third squirrel…

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Olive You.

Diet and Food By March 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

“You don’t like seafood?!” This wasn’t ever issued like a real question, but more an accusation, a verbal finger pointed at my face.  “You live in Rhode Island and you don’t like seafood like at all?” Usually I’d say, “I just don’t care for it very much,” but I am really thinking, “EW! It’s weird and it smells terrible and…

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