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May 2016

Diabetes Access Matters.

Healthcare May 11, 2016 6 Comments

A running list of medications/devices I currently use throughout the day to attempt to manage my type 1 diabetes: insulin pump (t:slim) insulin pump supplies (cartridges, tubing, cannula) glucose meter (Verio Sync) glucose test strips (One Touch) Humalog insulin vials continuous glucose monitor (Dexcom G4 at the moment) Toughpads (to prevent Dexcom adhesive reactions) prenatal vitamin And then there are…

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The Thin, Red Line.

Blood Sugars May 10, 2016 9 Comments

For the last few days, I’ve been sick.  Sicker than I’ve been in several years – a man cold morphing into a respiratory infection with an agenda, evolving into nausea that rivaled all my morning sickness put together, crashing into having to visit the doctor and cancel a trip to California this week.  (For the record, I’ve never had to cancel…

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Not in a Vacuum.

Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes May 6, 2016 8 Comments

It seems like the full assessment of my diabetes is only found in my paperwork, in my lab work.  But diabetes is more than that.  This video is a quick and dirty buzzword-laden rantish type moment about whole person care and how it’s not yet a “thing” in the land of chronic illness … but it will be.

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Eleventy and #AccessMatters.

Uncategorized May 4, 2016 21 Comments

My blog turns eleven years old today. I could say so much about the benefits of connecting with my peers and finally, after years, realizing I was not alone with diabetes.  I could fill a blog for eleven – perhaps twelve? – years with that sort of appreciation.  It’s been an excellent virtual coffee date over the last eleven years….

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Keeping it Bubbly Without Bubbling Over.

Diabetes and Emotions May 2, 2016 11 Comments

Yesterday, I was at the JDRF TypeOneNation event in Dallas (big thank you to Tandem Diabetes for sponsoring my attendance in full – more on that disclosure here), and I did two presentations. Despite only seeing a circuit of airport/shuttle/hotel/shuttle/airport, Dallas was fun. During my talk on “Life After Diagnosis,” a family asked about my views on diabetes, citing that I seemed to…

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