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September 2017

In the KNOW … Foods.

Diet and Food September 29, 2017 2 Comments

I was asked to review a box of KNOW foods, and I did that.  Forced to try waffles and muffins?  Twist my damn arm. Actually, I didn’t do it alone, as the review process became a neighborhood taste-testing party.  We made a chart.  It was a thing.  Check out the review over at A Sweet Life! You might also like:…


Creature of Travel Habits.

Traveling September 27, 2017 5 Comments

In going through receipts to submit for work travel last week, I realized I had one or two for the exact same order:  iced coffee and a banana. Maybe more than one or two. I’m sensing a theme. Turns out this traveler with diabetes defaults on the regular to the same snack. Which is fine because repeat snacks have predictable…



Blood Sugars September 25, 2017 14 Comments

“Normally, I can roll with the punches. But today diabetes caused me to miss a conference call because I was sitting in a parking lot for a full hour waiting for my blood sugar to come up. Dizziness and the unwelcome low-crying jags dominated while I tried to entertain my son as he sat in the car wondering why we…


Guest Post: #Insulin4All Protest at Lilly

Diabetes Advocacy September 20, 2017 2 Comments

T1International founder Elizabeth Rowley guest posted before the #insulin4life rally in Indianapolis, and today her colleague Karyn Wofford is taking over SUM to share more about the protest itself, their goals, and how the diabetes community can continue to help.   *   *   * For nearly 18 years, I’ve had type one diabetes. I’ve been on “life support”…


Guest Post: Mindy Bartleson on Chronic Illness, Mental Heath, and Removing the Rose Colored Glasses

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Mental Health, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes September 18, 2017 No Comments

Mindy is self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. She wrote the content before rose colored glasses impacted her experiences too much.  Today, she’s sharing the why behind her efforts on SixUntilMe. And if you’d like to help this book get published, you can visit the crowdfunding page to learn more, back her project,…


Thirty One Years with Diabetes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes September 11, 2017 6 Comments

When my diabetes marked it’s 25th birthday, I wrote a bulleted of stuff I’ve learned since diagnosis.  Another handful of years later, most of that list still holds up, with a few tweaks: Sometimes I can’t believe this is still A Thing.  That diabetes is still a thing that requires attention, work, and patience.  I used to believe in the…