Spongebob Memes

Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes February 9, 2018 5 Comments

There’s a coffee shop near where I live that I frequently work from (known as my “fauxffice” to my friends).  I’m there at least once, if not twice a week, and I bang away on my computer while drinking too much coffee and not making enough insulin. A lot of the time, I remain focused and tuned into my own…


One Good Turn

Diabetes Advocacy February 8, 2018 3 Comments

Today is my birthday, and I’m hoping if you’re reading this entry, you know that my goal has been to make a difference for people with diabetes.  My pancreas tapped out, but a mission tapped in, and I’m trying to do more good. In keeping with that hopeful theme of doing more good, I’d like to ask that you consider…


Blub .. Bluub … Bluuuuuuuub

Uncategorized February 7, 2018 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…


Spare a Rose 2018

Diabetes Advocacy February 1, 2018 2 Comments

Today kicks off the 2018 Spare a Rose campaign, and I’m revisiting a post from 2015 because it illustrates why we should, and how easy it can be to, make a difference. *   *   * “Mom, what is that rose?” she asked as colored at the kitchen table. “It is part of a thing I’m working on that…


“Instead of mints, we’d get glucose tabs.”

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes January 29, 2018 16 Comments

BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP! “Mom, is your blood sugar low?” I checked my pump and saw the Dexcom low alarm flagging me at 64 mg/dL and dropping.  “Yeah, I am.” “But we just had breakfast?”  My daughter knows that I take insulin for the food I eat, and couldn’t reconcile why I’d be low after breakfast. “We did, but I forgot to…


Free Foods

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 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…


Seven Versions of One Low Blood Sugar

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships January 23, 2018 13 Comments

SCENARIO:  A blood sugar of 53 mg/dL caused me to wake up at 2 am, drink a juice box, and stay awake until 2.30 am waiting for my blood sugar to rise. DESCRIBING TO MY FRIEND:  “Yeah, sometimes diabetes is a thing at night.  I had a low last night that woke me up around 2 am, but that’s why…