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October 2017

Diabetes Empowerment Summit – November 1 – 5!

Diabetes Advocacy By October 30, 2017 Tags: , 1 Comment

Why the Diabetes Empowerment Summit? “Because it is a tool that I wish I had when I was struggling, and I want to help bridge the gap between traditional healthcare, and the emotional tools we all need but are not given at the doctor’s office.” YES. Daniele Hargenrader knows that people with diabetes are grappling with more than just diabetes,…

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Check Even When You Don’t Want To

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy By October 27, 2017 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Quick PSA:  Check your blood sugar, even if you don’t want to.  Even when you know the result is going to be potentially crummy. Knowledge is power. Felt high – like for sure high.  And I wanted to correct my BG back into range but I needed to know what the number was, first.  So I checked.  Even though I…

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Zoodles for your Face

Diet and Food, Gluten Free By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

I had ten minutes to make something to eat while the little Guy napped and before a slate of conference calls began, and the zucchinis sitting on my kitchen counter were judging me for not cooking them yet.  So I made zoodles. I can’t cook.  And so can you! INGREDIENTS one large zucchini garlic cloves olive oil sea salt cherry…

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Ordinary but Extraordinary

Uncategorized By October 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 10 Comments

I will admit right here, right now that I admire people who accomplish incredible physical feats while also doing the whole diabetes thing.  Climbing Everest?  Hell yes!  Ultra marathon?  Hell yes!  Hang-gliding across Iceland while knitting a sweater onto your body as it hang-glides?  Hell to the absolute yes, why hasn’t anyone tried this? And I’ll also admit right here,…

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Guest Post: My Sister Has Diabetes

Uncategorized By October 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

A diabetes diagnosis doesn’t just affect the life of the person who is diagnosed … diabetes, for better or for worse, is a family affair.  I didn’t think about the influence of diabetes on my siblings until I was older, and I wish we has talked about it at home more.  Which is exactly why I’m honored to host a…

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The One About Animas.

Pumping Insulin By October 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 18 Comments

[I have a disclosure about Tandem.  I had a previous disclosure about Animas.  Please read my disclosure page so you are aware of my bias.] Yeah.  I know the news cycle is 15 seconds long now and many people have already moved past the fact that Animas is closing shop, but I heard about it while I was on vacation…

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Do You Hate Diabetes?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Mental Health, Psychosocial Support By October 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

I asked some friends on Facebook if they hated diabetes, and the answers* were as varied as the folks responding: “I hate it, the hassle, and the complications but I do not hate the growth amd strength I’ve achieved or the family I’ve gained because of it.” “I don’t hate it as a thing but it does annoy me. At…

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Guest Post: Until Next Time, FFL.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support By October 9, 2017 Tags: , , 1 Comment

Leigh Fickling was at the Friends for Life event this past weekend in Falls Church, VA and this morning, she posted about the power of FFL and of the green or orange bracelets given out to attendees on her Facebook page.  I asked if I could share her post on SUM, and she was kind enough to say yes. Take…

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100% Panc-tato

Uncategorized By October 8, 2017 1 Comment

All day pancreas-shaped sweet potato. We ate it and the bolus to cover it felt pleasantly vindictive. Panc-potato A post shared by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Oct 1, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT You might also like: Blub .. Bluub … Bluuuuuuuub You’re a Mean One, Mr. Panc Unbreak my panc. (another parody) Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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