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March 2017

Guest Post: My Magical Disney Moment.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support By March 31, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

The power of peer-to-peer connections is not lost on the diabetes community.  While insulin remains our strongest medication tool, our mental and emotional health is nourished by connecting with like-pancreased people, making any diabetes burden that much lighter. One of the most amazing peer support cultures in the diabetes community is found at Children with Diabetes’ Friends for Life conference….

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Plan Your Conversation.

Diabetes Advocacy By March 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

“Do you understand everything we’ve talked about?” Nods. “Do you have any questions?” Shoot.  I did, on the ride up here.  I had a whole pile of concerns and questions, but they disappeared awkwardly upon sitting in this chair.  And sometimes, even when I remember what I wanted to ask, I end up somehow caught up in the flurry of discussing medications,…

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Seven Months.

Diabetic Mommy By March 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

To my Little Guy, Suddenly, you’re not so little. Over the last few weeks, you’ve growth-spurted in a way that’s made every plant in this house super jelly.  Pajamas that once fit with room to spare are threatening to hulk out at the feet and your appetite is already edging towards the scary things that moms of teenage boys told me….

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Emergency Plan.

Blood Sugars By March 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

Was just 106 mg/dL.  Tumbled fast to 40. Took minutes.  Felt like seconds. Dizzy. Wait – get phone. Put the baby in his crib. He’s safe in there. Already drank juice – plenty of it – now wait wait waaaaaaaait. …. waaaaaaiting. Wall edges seem wiggly, like if I poked them they’d shudder like Jell-O. Baby is safely in the…

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Cauliflower Rice.

Diet and Food By March 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Not a cook.  Nope, not me.  Which is why this recipe for cauliflower rice was so useful, because it requires little thought, little cooking, and very little insulin. Cauliflower rice Buy a head of cauliflower.  Become friends with it.  And then rip it into small sections, keeping hold of mostly the florets (the tops of the trees, in Bird terms)…

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The NEW Jerry the Bear.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Tech, Psychosocial Support By March 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 40 Comments

Since they’re local to me here in Rhode Island, I drove up to the Jerry the Bear office to meet with my friends Aaron Horowitz and Hannah Chung, creators of Jerry the Bear. “It’s awesome to see you guys! Where have you been the last few years?” After hugs and hellos, I realized my question was unfair. Because they haven’t…

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The Friday Six: Snowed In Edition.

The Friday Six By March 10, 2017 No Comments

Haven’t done one of these in a while.  But the snow is falling fast outside and school was cancelled before even a snowflake had touched the ground, making a link-love post the only option … as children circle me like cute sharks. Borrowed from the Glu Facebook page:  “Glu and T1D Exchange are fighting to protect affordable health care for…

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ConnecT1D Retreat: Sign Up NOW!

Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By March 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Last summer, when I was 17 1/3 months pregnant, I traveled to Seattle to take part in the ConnecT1D Retreat.  Despite being a round mound of hormones, I had an awesome time connecting with other PWD adults and sharing experiences.  It was put together by an amazing team of PWD leaders, and today, the Board President of ConnecT1D is sharing details…

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The Follow Up About Dexcom.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By March 6, 2017 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

Today is Day 7.  I’ll be pulling this sensor off in six hours. Day 7. No filter. No rash. No worries. #dexcom A post shared by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:07am PST No rash.  No filter.  Does this mean no worries? (For reference, this post is a follow up from a week ago when I put…

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