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December 2016

Word Choice.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By December 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 6 Comments

“Mom, why do you wear that bracelet again?” She knows why, but every few months, she asks again.  Why do I wear a medical alert bracelet?  Why is that thing as important to leaving the house as having my keys? “I wear it because it says I have diabetes, just in case someone needs to know.” “Why would they need…

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Pizza (A Christmas Poem).

Diabetes Poetry By December 20, 2016 Tags: , , , , 11 Comments

T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be there. My children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of pizza boxes filled me with dread. I took out my pen, assessed the…

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Participate in Research: Peds to Adult Endo Care.

Diabetes Online Community By December 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

As an adult with type 1 diabetes who, a hundred years ago, transitioned from pediatric care to adult care, I have a ton of interest in how that process takes place. There are so many factors that play into making that transition effective.  Does the child have a chance to talk one-on-one with their doctor as they get older?  Is…

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Digging Up Some Joy.

Real Life Diabetes By December 15, 2016 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

I have been trying to actively distance myself from the desire to dive deep into all the bad stuff that’s been going on lately.  Headlines get more and more distressing and humanity seems to have gone off the rails.  It feels gross to even watch the news because … well, the news is gross.  Everywhere. Happy frigging holidays, right? I’ve…

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Accountability.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By December 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

We have a newly-minted kiddo.  That’s an established fact.  He is cleaned, fed, and loved all day long. Here’s the problem:  I’m not cleaned, fed, or loved all day long.  It’s embarrassing to admit that, but it’s the truth.  I’m struggling hard with self-care.  And I also kind of buck up against even the admission of struggling with self-care, because…

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Just Past Three.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By December 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Mr. Guy Smiley, Hallelujah!!!  You have started SLEEPING and it makes me want to hit the caps lock and sing your praises.  Thank you, sweet boy, for finally deciding that nighttime is the best time to sleep.  I don’t even care if you ever nap predictably during the day because you sleep at night.  (Remind me I said that.)  Your…

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My Third Child.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By December 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

Diabetes’s needs are incessant.  WAAH I need to have my blood sugar checked WAAH I need a snack WAAH the Dexcom sensor needs swapping WAAH what do you mean, reorder insulin WAAH chronic illness is forever WAAAAAAAAAAH.  This disease whines and cajoles for attention all day long. Over the weekend, I stood at the bathroom counter changing my infusion set…

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