Traveling

A (Hair)brush with Disaster

Healthcare, Traveling January 2, 2018 10 Comments

I always assumed it would diabetes that took my eyeballs out.  Never thought it would be a thumbnail and a hairbrush. Seven years ago, my sweet little Bird accidentally stuck her thumb into my right eye and tore off a sliver of my cornea.  The injury has resurfaced a bunch of annoying times and has been a hindrance since.  But…

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Traveling with Diabetes

Real Life Diabetes, Traveling December 1, 2017 11 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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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…

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Blood Sugar Turbulence.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling June 26, 2017 1 Comment

“The captain has the seatbelt sign on.  Please stay in your seats until the seatbelt sign is turned off.  This is for your safety.” The flight attendants were also in their seats, having suspended drink service. Turbulence sucks, but it passes quickly … usually.  Unfortunately, on this flight it seemed like it was going to be a 20 – 30…

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Traveling with Diabetes.

SUM in Other Places, Traveling June 28, 2016 6 Comments

Over on the Tandem website, there’s a new bit about traveling with diabetes (that I helped craft up), and that went live this morning.  You can read more here: But it made me think about my travel experiences this past weekend (I was in Seattle for the ConnecT1D retreat – more on that in a few days, as I’m waiting…

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Weak Away.

Traveling June 20, 2016 11 Comments

I accidentally took a week off from blogging, but there are reasons.  And they involve dinosaurs.  Bullet list, because that’s the only way to organize what’s swirling in my brain?  Yeah, let’s do that. Last week started strong – a good visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Tuesday to confirm a strong and healthy growing boy.  More on the…

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