dLife Update.

Uncategorized By February 11, 2006 No Comments

Quick post before the entire New England area gets smacked by a Nor’Easter and blanketed in the forecasted sixteen inches of snow: “Generation D” on dLife has been updated with my new column: “I pump, not iPod.” Now I’m off to the grocery store to get bread and milk so I can make … Bread & Milk Soup, I guess.   You might…

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Part Three: Mayhem in Mexico

Blood Sugars, Traveling By February 7, 2006 No Comments

There were about 20 of us on this excursion, including Chris and myself. Our guide, Miguel, rode up front and the Other Guy followed the back of the crew in a red Jeep Wrangler. “Stick with me, okay! You keep up, okay,” Miguel’s voice carried back on the wind. But I was just in front of the Jeep, riding as…

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Part Two: The ship.

Traveling By February 6, 2006 No Comments

Palm trees? In January? My Rhode Island self could barely conceptualize the idea.  We rounded the bend after passing Star Island and saw the massive cruise ship docked in the Miami harbor: The Fascination. “Oh my goodness, Chris! That ship is huge! We’re going on that? We’re really going on it? For a whole week??” Kenny, who lives in Miami and is a…

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Vacation, All I Ever Wanted…

Traveling By January 29, 2006 No Comments

Bathing suits: Check. Reef sandals and sunblock: Check and check. Suitcase filled with summer clothes I had to unearth from the storage area and there may be a spider tucked in one of those shirts but I’ll be damned if I’m searching for it: Check and ew. Carry on bag filled with enough diabetes supplies to cause the whole boat…

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Two Years Ago Today.

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By January 28, 2006 No Comments

Reflections on the day my pump arrived two years ago… The FedEx box loomed in the middle of the room. Special overnight delivery. On a Saturday, no less. The room shrank as the box sat unopened. I made myself a cup of tea and sat down on the floor. Peeled back the packing tape. The flaps sprang open and a…

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Stings.

Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By January 26, 2006 No Comments

It was fifth grade and Mrs. Latz was our language arts teacher. It was the first year we had lockers and they were situated outside of her classroom. It was cool, having a locker. We cut out pictures from Tiger Beat magazine and hung them on the inside of the door. Nicole, who was my locker partner, and I cut…

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Oh so slightly OCD.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions By January 24, 2006 Tags: , No Comments

I didn’t always count the sips. I used to treat low bloodsugar reactions by chugging cranberry juice until it spilled down my chin and choked me just a little bit. That panicked, adrenaline fueled consumption, rendering me unable to close my eyes while I drink, but instead leaving me focused on that part where the ceiling and the wall merge….

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