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March 2017

Guest Post: My Magical Disney Moment.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support March 31, 2017 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 March 28, 2017 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 March 27, 2017 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 March 22, 2017 7 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 March 20, 2017 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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Let’s Get it ON!

Real Life Diabetes March 17, 2017 2 Comments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Whether you’re Irish (I am) or not, today is a day when people will wish you top o’ the morning and will also potentially offer you a beer at 9.30 am (I am not).  Today I’m looking back at a post from ten years ago wherein Mills Lane mediates a melee between a beer and a cocktail.  Read…

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The Friday Six: Snowed In Edition.

The Friday Six 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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