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Catching Up

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Uncategorized By July 16, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Accidental blog hiatus.  You know what that means … mmm hmmm.  Bullet points. Children with Diabetes* Friends for Life conference took place in Orlando last week, concluding on Sunday.  It was exactly the diabetes emotional and educational refresher I needed, and I’ll have more in terms of stories to share this week.  But for the time being, you can check…

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Just a Little Suga’: An Interview with Ariel

Uncategorized By June 27, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

I can’t remember how I stumbled onto Just a Little Suga’, but after reading Ariel Lawrence’s take on Black Panther, I was taken by her message, her writing style, and her honesty.  Ariel stopped by to chat here on SixUntilMe today, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share her story. Kerri:  Thanks for taking the time to chat! Could…

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Blub .. Bluub … Bluuuuuuuub

Uncategorized By February 7, 2018 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Have you ever read the Pout, Pout Fish?  It’s new to us as of a few weeks ago but this rhyme is already committed to memory.  (My son loves it.  And my daughter finds it beyond silly.  Blub, bluub, bluuuuub.)   Because I’ve read this thing several dozen times … today … I keep adding verses and removing them and…

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Free Foods

Uncategorized By January 26, 2018 Tags: , , 17 Comments

“You can have pickles? Or gelatin? Or cucumber slices!” My mom tried to make these options sound appealing and delicious, but when I was kid and my blood sugar was super high, pickles weren’t what I craved. My body wanted to chug water and cheeseburgers simultaneously in efforts to cleanse the ketones and sate the high hunger. “Can I have…

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Giving Tuesday: Diabetes Edition

Uncategorized By November 28, 2017 Tags: , , 1 Comment

In keeping with the theme of doing more good, here are a few diabetes organizations that I personally support because their mission is also to do more good.  I mean, it’s Giving Tuesday.  So would you consider giving? T1 Today (aka Children with Diabetes) is an organization I feel powerfully connected to on a dozen different levels.  As a board…

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Ordinary but Extraordinary

Uncategorized By October 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 10 Comments

I will admit right here, right now that I admire people who accomplish incredible physical feats while also doing the whole diabetes thing.  Climbing Everest?  Hell yes!  Ultra marathon?  Hell yes!  Hang-gliding across Iceland while knitting a sweater onto your body as it hang-glides?  Hell to the absolute yes, why hasn’t anyone tried this? And I’ll also admit right here,…

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Guest Post: My Sister Has Diabetes

Uncategorized By October 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

A diabetes diagnosis doesn’t just affect the life of the person who is diagnosed … diabetes, for better or for worse, is a family affair.  I didn’t think about the influence of diabetes on my siblings until I was older, and I wish we has talked about it at home more.  Which is exactly why I’m honored to host a…

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100% Panc-tato

Uncategorized By October 8, 2017 1 Comment

All day pancreas-shaped sweet potato. We ate it and the bolus to cover it felt pleasantly vindictive. Panc-potato A post shared by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Oct 1, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT You might also like: Blub .. Bluub … Bluuuuuuuub You’re a Mean One, Mr. Panc Unbreak my panc. (another parody) Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Testing …

Uncategorized By September 1, 2017 No Comments

Having some website issues – thanks for sticking around while I work these technical difficulties out.  Will hopefully have this resolved soon. You might also like: Giving It Another Go CGM in the Cloud and All Over the Web.

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Looking Back: If I Were Ever.

Uncategorized By August 25, 2017 No Comments

Preparing for my son’s first birthday party this weekend has me pretty busy, but looking back on this older poem made me smile.  And also makes me want to find an illustrator to finally make this a fun little book.   *   *   * If I were ever Gretel, finding home would be a snap A trail of…

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