Diabetes Videos

Interview: Brian Nelson-Palmer, T1D Drummer of Fellowcraft.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes February 18, 2016 No Comments

If you were at the ADA Tour De Cure event at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC last September, you might remember this diabetes rant from the drummer: He’s a group fitness instructor, a public speaker, and has a day job working for the government. And he’s also the drummer for the three-man, DC-based rock band Fellowcraft. Brian Nelson-Palmer is something…

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Ten Things About Things.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes February 17, 2016 6 Comments

I do really hate those “Ten Things About Things” sort of posts, but in this case, I’ve screwed it up even more by intending to write a list of ten things, then realized I only included nine things. Whoops. This spring will mark eleven years of sharing my diabetes story on the Internet, and over the course of the last…

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Diabetes Dominator.

Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places August 10, 2015 2 Comments

It’s nice to talk with other people who have diabetes.  It’s even better to laugh with other people who have diabetes, finding some levity in the diabetes moments that seem like they’re shuttling towards chaos.  And a few weeks ago, I had the chance to both talk and laugh (hard) with the Diabetes Dominator herself, Daniele Hargenrader. We talked about…

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Good / Bad.

Diabetes Videos, Healthcare June 11, 2015 4 Comments

At the TCOYD / diaTribe forum at ADA last week, Dr. Edelman showed a video that he and Dr. Pettus had put together about the doctor and patient relationship, highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly.  It kicked up some serious laughs from the audience because it’s uncomfortably true in many ways. (My favorite line is at 2:38 –…

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Slackadaisical.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 9, 2015 3 Comments

Self-tracking isn’t limited to the number of steps I take in a day or mapping out the data of my blood sugar trends. In my life, tracking emotional health is important, as it influences my physical health. Yeah, even if I try to pretend it doesn’t. Gripper socks are those socks that have the little bits of plastic on the…

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Stress!!!! and Diabetes.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling March 25, 2015 8 Comments

Do your blood sugars respond to food?  Of course.  How about to insulin?  And exercise?  A big “hell yes” to those, too.  Food, insulin, and exercise have tangible influence on my blood sugar levels.  But one influencer that I don’t often take into account is stress … which is a ridiculous variable for me to ignore because stress can make…

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#GoSebGo and #GoBionic.

Diabetes Videos October 24, 2014 No Comments

Clearly, Go HASHTAGS! This morning I wanted to share two videos that ventured their way into my inbox recently, from folks in the diabetes community who I support whole-heartedly. The first is from Seb, who is STILL running across Canada. What’s your plan for today? Mine is to get some writing done while sitting on my ass on a flight…

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So Many Things!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, The Friday Six September 10, 2014 No Comments

A Friday Six on a Wednesday!  Because why the hell not. The FitBit obsession. Renza talks about the messaging of diabetes, and what we can do to get it right. Here is some damn sneaky research. Seb is still running. And I’m still supporting the hell out of him, because he’s incredibly dedicated. You can still support him, too. I…

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