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December 2017

Musical Stylings

No Diabetes December 15, 2017 4 Comments

No mention of D-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named today. Instead, let’s talk tunes. Music is a constant in my life.  My cassette tape collection as a kid was pretty solid, my CD collection as a young adult was epic (thanks to those Columbia House-style subscription things where you could buy three CDs for a dollar and then end up with a bunch that you didn’t…

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Switcheroo

Diabetes Online Community, No Diabetes December 14, 2017 8 Comments

So … I went into the CSS on my blog and wanted to change one quick thing, then ended up down some weird redesign rabbit hole, and I’ve come out the other side with a different website layout.  (Just in time for net neutrality’s demise.  I’m at the point where I don’t know where to look in order to escape…

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Panc

Diabetes Poetry, Featured December 13, 2017 No Comments

(Mr. Grinch, with an insulin twist.  Sing along!!) You’re a mean one, Mr. Panc. You really are a heel! You’ve made me a pincushion, all those needles I can feel, Mr. Panc. You make me require boluses before every meal! You’re so lazy, Mr. Panc. Your islets are such shit! Your shape is all corn cobby and your betas all…

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Looking Back: Pizza (A Christmas Poem)

Diabetes Poetry, Diet and Food, Pumping Insulin December 8, 2017 3 Comments

Getting into the holiday spirit?  Today I’m revisiting the ghosts of poems past with Pizza (A Christmas Poem).  Watch out for that pesky, fight-picking panc. T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be…

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Holiday Gift Guide: Diabetes Book Edition

Diabetes Products December 6, 2017 4 Comments

Since you can’t curl up with a functional pancreas, sometimes you need to resort to different sorts of comfort.  Like a good book, dog-earing the pages with your fingers.  Or a good book that’s gone digital, wiping your finger sauce on the screen.  However you like to take in your reading materials, we’ve got you covered with this holiday gift…

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Finish Line Vision: An Interview with Jay Hewitt

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes December 4, 2017 No Comments

I remember watching Jay Hewitt speak at a Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference several years ago thinking, “Why do people do Ironman triathlons?  And also, if you do more than one, have they done Ironmans or Ironmen?”  Grammar quandary aside*, Jay is a physical force to be reckoned with and he’s done the whole Ironman journey with diabetes…

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Traveling with Diabetes

Real Life Diabetes, Traveling December 1, 2017 10 Comments

With the calendar about to tip us right into the holiday season, I wanted to share a few “traveling with diabetes recommendations,” since many of our fellow PWD will be braving the roads, seas, and skies to get home for the holidays.  (How many of you travel by boat to get home?  Any PPWD [pirate people with diabetes] reading here?)…

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