Giving Tuesday: Diabetes Edition

Uncategorized November 28, 2017 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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Walking in No-Hitter Wonderland

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Poetry November 27, 2017 8 Comments

Dexcom rings Are you listening? On the graph Lows are blistering. A beautiful sight Is an overnight Walking in no-hitter* wonderland Gone away Are my betas Here to stay Is the data. My Dexcom alarms Protect me from harm. Searching for no-hitter wonderland In the meadow we can build an organ And pretend that he’s a pancreas. He’ll say I’m…

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Do More Good.

No Diabetes November 14, 2017 4 Comments

It’s World Diabetes Day.  YAY!  And buried amongst the bits of distressing-as-hell news crap out there will be articles about diabetes. Casual mentions of this monster that lives under our bed (and that we feed occasionally). And tomorrow, the world’s attention will twist to the next crisis. But oh, my fellow PWD, we’ll still be on this diabetes journey long…

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Looking Back: Everybody Beeps

Diabetes Poetry November 13, 2017 3 Comments

Revisiting some diabetes poetry this week while traveling.  This one is a take on R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts, only with an alarm fatigue component …   *   *   * (With deep, deep apologies to R.E.M. and Everybody Hurts) Everybody Beeps When your day is long And the night, the night is yours for sleep. When you tuck yourself in…

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Why We Revolt: An Interview with Dr. Victor Montori

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes November 7, 2017 3 Comments

The founder of the Patient Revolution is Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic and an endocrinologist at Mayo. Dr. Montori is interested in how knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes.  His book, Why We Revolt,…

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