Take Good Care of Me.

Dexcom, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By May 29, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 11 Comments

“I’m going to draw a picture of Grandpa.” “Okay, so where do you start?” She put her finger to her lips, pondering.  “How about … a head!  With two eyes!  And a nose with nostrils.  And some cheeks.” Birdy pressed her pen against the paper, painstakingly drawing a circle for the head, and then two eyes, and a nose.  Her…

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Hard to Capture.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness By May 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

With Twitter as the medium, there’s only so much that can be captured with only 140 characters at your disposal, especially when there are always so many juggling balls aloft.  Since it’s mostly intrinsic, these thought processes, I forget what parts are unfamiliar to people who aren’t living with diabetes.  After looking back at the Storify-version of my #dayofdiabetes experience,…

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A #dayofdiabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By May 24, 2013 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

There’s not much of an option for a day without diabetes, but sometimes the friends and acquaintances I’ve made through social media aren’t as acutely aware of the food math and thought process behind each insulin dose decision, so I’m jumping on the #dayofdiabetes bandwagon. Chris Snider at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia took up the challenge of “live-tweeting” a day…

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Spot Off.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Exercise & Fitness By May 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 16 Comments

BEEEEEEP!  BEEEEEP!  wails the Dexcom. Birdy, who is coloring at the kitchen table, yells back, “BEEEEEP! BEEEEEEP!  Mawm, your Dexcom is making the beep sound again,” and she absently points her red crayon towards the bottle of glucose tabs on the table nearby. For the most part, I can rely on the Dexcom to be accurate when it’s throwing out…

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Diabetes and Twitter: 101.

Diabetes Community By May 14, 2013 Tags: No Comments

One of the Friends for Life sessions that I co-lead with my favorite tall guy, Scott Johnson, was about finding diabetes support through social media.  (More on that session this week, but I wanted to get this post up today because there’s a diabetes chat that takes place on Wednesday nights.)  While that session had it’s own discussion points and…

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House Rules.

Website Information By May 14, 2013 No Comments

Authority All posts are moderated daily, by Kerri Sparling.  I am not operating as a health professional. Complementarity The information provided on this forum is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.  Six Until Me is about peer-to-peer support, and nothing on this site, including comments and guest posts, is meant as medical advice….

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Disclaimer.

Website Information By May 14, 2013 No Comments

Author and Webmaster Kerri Morrone Sparling (me!) is the creator and author of this website.  I am also the webdesigner, which is why the site looks a little strange sometimes. Contact Kerri Looking to contact me?  You can email me at kerri [at] sixuntilme [dot] com.  You can contact me by mail at Kerri Sparling, 716 Centre of New England…

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Diabetes Resources and Social Networks

Blogroll By May 13, 2013 Tags: No Comments

AADE Side by Side Blog:  Part of the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Side by Side: A Partner Approach to Diabetes Self-Care program. Children With Diabetes:  Started as a place for parents, but is evolving into a place for all PWD. Chronic Babe:  The website for babes who just happen to have a chronic illness. dLife:  For your diabetes life! …

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