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August 2017

Break Glass in Case of Emergency

Blood Sugars August 29, 2017 10 Comments

The low alarm goes off and my arm snakes out from underneath the covers in slow motion, a serpent in search of snacks. The jar of glucose tabs sits on my bedside table, most often collecting dust but on this night, it’s an essential item.  I flip open the lid and count out four tabs, piling them on the side…

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Looking Back: If I Were Ever.

Uncategorized August 25, 2017 No Comments

Preparing for my son’s first birthday party this weekend has me pretty busy, but looking back on this older poem made me smile.  And also makes me want to find an illustrator to finally make this a fun little book.   *   *   * If I were ever Gretel, finding home would be a snap A trail of…

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Pockets.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life August 24, 2017 10 Comments

I’ve been wearing an insulin pump since 2004 and even though I take pump vacations or go untethered every now and again, I prefer pumping over injections because it’s just EASIER to avoid high blood sugars if I’m wearing a pump. Yep.  That’s my jam.  It’s not the basal rate programming that I can do (although that’s a nice plus)…

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One Year Old.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy August 23, 2017 6 Comments

To my tomato, A year ago today, I was driving up to Boston for another prenatal appointment to check on you.  At 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant, a slightly spikey blood pressure was enough for the medical team at Beth Israel to decide that August 23rd would be your birthday. It was late in the afternoon when they prepped…

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Guest Post: People with Diabetes are Demonstrating for #insulin4all

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community August 10, 2017 5 Comments

Today’s guest post comes from Elizabeth Rowley, director of T1International – an organization working towards sustainable access and affordability of insulin, diabetes supplies, medical care and education for all people living with type 1 diabetes.  They are planning a protest at Eli Lilly on September 9th, and Elizabeth is borrowing SUM today to share the who, what, where, and why of…

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In Sickness and in Health: My Partner Has Diabetes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships August 9, 2017 2 Comments

A week or two ago, I received a message from a reader asking about the influence diabetes has on my marriage.  I took to Facebook to get some broader feedback, but the question forced me to drop into the weeds to see how my diabetes touches my marriage.  This will be part one of a two part post, with today’s…

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In Sickness and in Health: I Have Diabetes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships August 8, 2017 5 Comments

A week or two ago, I received a message from a reader asking about the influence diabetes has on my marriage.  I took to Facebook to get some broader feedback, but the question forced me to drop into the weeds to see how my diabetes touches my marriage.  This will be part one of a two part post, with today’s…

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Free Shower.

Dexcom, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life August 1, 2017 5 Comments

(to the tune of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Free Fallin’) He’s a good pump, does his job well Loves priming and bolusing too. He’s a good pump, crazy ‘bout islets Gives insulin when those islets don’t come through. It’s a long week being my Dex sensor There’s adhesive workin’ while I play And I’m a happy girl cause I…

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