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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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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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