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February 2017

The One About Expiration Dates.

Uncategorized By February 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

On the Dexcom and Libre Rash Facebook group, I saw a note posted back in December from someone referencing sensors with an expiration date after August 17, 2017. “Dex recently changed their mfg process to eliminate a substance that caused rashes in some. Get some expiration date AFTER 8/15/17 …” Huh.  Interesting.  (Read: HOLY SHIT COULD THIS BE TRUE??!!) I’ve been…

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Eye Quit.

No Diabetes By February 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

It’s like a patch of horrible road rash that you don’t bandage and instead throw the itchiest wool sweater over, then roll around in pine needles.  All day long.  Every time you blink. This pretty much sums up what recurring corneal erosion feels like. Friday night, I felt the twitchy, horribly familiar symptoms associated with an eye tear – the…

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From NOPE to Yes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Real Life Diabetes By February 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

My friend Susan is a huge part of the Postpartum Progress group, and on her Facebook feed I saw an article that she had shared.  I like to see what my friends are working in and sharing in and out of the diabetes space, so I clicked. Reading through the postpartum depression list had me nodding a little bit.  But…

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A Valentine For My Pancreas.

Diabetes Poetry By February 14, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

(A post from the past, but still relevant, as my pancreas remains lazy.) Oh rotting, feeble pancreas of mine, Won’t you be my Valentine? Won’t you wake from your long sleep And make some insulin, you creep? What makes you sit, all shaped like a wiener, Lazy and dull, with a pompous demeanor? What makes it okay, that for your…

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Spare a Rose.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 8, 2017 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

I’ve been writing this website for almost twelve years.  The support, advice, and camaraderie I’ve found in the diabetes online community has made the last twelve years with type 1 diabetes among my healthiest and most successful.  The supply of insulin carefully tucked away in my fridge, along with access to an excellent medical team and the financial means to…

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Imagining Life Diabetes-Free.

Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes By February 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , 14 Comments

I read an article today – Imagining Life Diabetes-Free.  This quote gave me pause:  “She said her mom equates living with diabetes to being ‘like a duck on a pond: it looks graceful and calm just swimming along, but below the surface, you don’t see the paddling, and all the work it’s doing to keep moving forward.” What would it…

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Looking to make a difference? Here’s how.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 1, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Scrolling through a newsfeed these days can be downright painful.  There’s not a lot of happiness or success being highlighted, and that can take a toll on your mental health.  What can you do to make a difference? There is something you can do.  Something you can do this minute.  And your actions have the power to save the life of…

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