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Goodnight Blog

Diabetes Poetry, Uncategorized By May 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 18 Comments

A parody of Goodnight Moon, a very lovely book that my son loves, written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd. And please forgive me for the excessive posting this week, as I’m just getting it out of my system. 🙂 See you tomorrow for the last round. In the world wide webThere was a blogosphereAnd a PWDAnd a…

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Attention: Partners of PWD

Uncategorized By April 22, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Hi again! I accidentally took a week off from blogging while traveling, so I’m catching up by over-posting. But this is important to me because it helps shine a light on how type 1 diabetes affects significant others, it boosts the amazing work of Dr. Bill Polonsky and his team, and it helps further psychosocial research. I’m a fan of…

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Why the DOC Makes Me Happy

Uncategorized By April 2, 2019 Tags: , , , 8 Comments

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve written about the importance of the diabetes online community. Topic-wise, it’s one of my favorite themes to revisit. And I’m absolutely positive as to WHY. When I first started blogging, I didn’t know other people who had diabetes. Yes, I encountered the rogue PWD here and there (as a waitress, at…

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Running Resolutions

Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Memories, Uncategorized By March 6, 2019 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

Seems like there’s been a yearly theme since … like 1986. I found this paper in a box in my basement, one that had been given to me by my father years ago as he was cleaning out our family home. I’ve had it for ages but it’s taken me until this week to start going through it. I found…

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Eventually, I Missed my Pump

Uncategorized By March 5, 2019 4 Comments

I needed a pump break for a few days. Actually, I needed a diabetes device break entirely, because the cold winter air was eating my skin alive. Everywhere I had put an infusion set or a CGM sensor in the last month or two became a patch of scaly, itchy skin that I was scratching into oblivion even while I…

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A Little Rancor

Uncategorized By February 6, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

I posted this blog back in 2016 when the Medtronic/UHC agreement hit the press. This week, their agreement has expanded to include pediatric patients, and it’s the same kind of ridiculous.  No insurance company should be making decisions that are best made by patients and their medical team. I’m re-running the post from back then because, sadly, it’s still relevant….

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What Helped Me as a Kid with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Uncategorized By August 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

I was diagnosed with diabetes in second grade, so I’ve had this disease along for essentially all of the available rides in my almost 40 years.  From 1986 onward, I’ve experienced everything from field trips to fights with my parents about boyfriends to learning to drive to college to pregnancy and parenting children of my own.  My life, for all…

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Guilty Skins

Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Products, Uncategorized By August 13, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , 20 Comments

I remember being at Disney World when I was like 10 and seeing some lady’s feet underneath the stall.  Her heels were light gray and cracked and dry looking, and I recall smugly looking at my own kid feet and thinking, “My feet look soft.” Hahahahahahaha old age has caught up with me in a hot hurry.  My heels looked…

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