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March 2016

Differences So Far.

Diabetic Mommy, Healthcare, Infertility and Pregnancy March 17, 2016 5 Comments

The differences between Kid 1 and Kid 2 will be stark, I’m sure, and it’s starting with their respective pregnancies.  This attempt is very different from my first in some ways, but refreshingly similar in others. There was morning sickness.  Not actively throwing up, but a moderate-to-high level of nausea that kicked in first thing in the morning and stayed…

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Guest Post: Diabetes Opera.

Guest Diabetes Blogger March 14, 2016 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 March 11, 2016 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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Guest Post: From Inside a D-Tech Startup

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Guest Diabetes Blogger March 9, 2016 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 March 8, 2016 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 March 7, 2016 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 March 4, 2016 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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