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December 2017

Managing Expectations with the Freestyle Libre System

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech By December 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 19 Comments

[DISCLOSURE – PLEASE READ:  The team at Abbott reached out to me and asked if I’d like to trial the Freestyle Libre system.  I said yes.  After my doctor approved a prescription for the device, Abbott sent out the scanning device and two sensors at no cost to me.  This whole review needs that bias lens in place.  Good?  Good….

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Guest Post: How I Learned to Exercise with Diabetes

Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger By December 21, 2017 Tags: , , 1 Comment

Today, Christel Oerum of the DiabetesStrong team is taking over SixUntilMe to share how she and exercise have become good friends, offering some insight on how she managed to stay toned and keep her blood sugars from crapping out.  Thanks for inspiring me to get off my ass today, Christel. 🙂   *   *   * My story and…

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Silent Night

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Poetry By December 19, 2017 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

I read a post on Facebook this morning about a mom who spent a few hours by her kid’s bedside, monitoring a low blood sugar and keeping the snacks at the ready.  I thought about my own mom, who carried the bulk of the diabetes burden so that I didn’t have to, and how life felt normal because she made…

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“Nice pump.”

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By December 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , 10 Comments

“Can I please have an iced coffee?  No sweetener, please,” I said to the girl behind the counter at the coffee shop.  The snow was falling fast outside, but she expertly kept her eyebrows steady at my request for an almost frozen beverage. “Sure thing.”  Her hands deftly hit the right buttons on the ordering pad.  Without looking up, she…

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Musical Stylings

No Diabetes By December 15, 2017 Tags: 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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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Panc

Diabetes Poetry, Featured By December 13, 2017 Tags: , , , 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 By December 8, 2017 Tags: , , , 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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Trying out the Freestyle Libre System

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech By December 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 36 Comments

[DISCLOSURE – PLEASE READ:  The team at Abbott reached out to me and asked if I’d like to trial the Freestyle Libre system.  I said yes.  After my doctor approved a prescription for the device, Abbott sent out the scanning device and two sensors at no cost to me.  This whole review needs that bias lens in place.  Good?  Good….

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Holiday Gift Guide: Diabetes Book Edition

Diabetes Products By December 6, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 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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