What They Found.

Diabetes Complications By May 15, 2005 No Comments

What they found: a “cotton wool spot along the vascular arcade superior temporal in the right eye.” What that is: a swelling of the surface layer of the retina, when a part of the eye isn’t provided with enough oxygen due to a damaged blood vessel. What They said: “Don’t get worked up about it. It could have been there last year when…

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The Verdict in my Eyes.

Diabetes Complications By May 12, 2005 No Comments

I’d like for everything I post to be uplifting and inspiring … to fill other diabetics and parents of diabetic children with some semblance of hope. To come across these vignettes and find solace therein. But sometimes I am scared. I can’t think of any other way to say it – I’m nervous tonight. It will have been nineteen years…

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Republishing: Perspective.

Diabetes and Emotions By May 9, 2005 No Comments

Violet, of Pumplandia fame, has suggested that I republish my posts from Ye Olde Blog. This one is called “Perspective” and touches upon the delicate balance of diabetes and physical love. My body constantly makes its weaknesses known. I am embarrassed that, after you kiss me and run your hands down my body, that I have to disconnect the pump and…

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My Diagnosis: The Remix.

Uncategorized By May 8, 2005 No Comments

And we talk about “how we found out.” Some of us had the itch of a few symptoms but couldn’t put a finger on what the Real Problem was. Others were sick — really sick – and diabetes ran through their bodies, leaving no cell unturned. I never experienced any of that. I was just a little kid. I ran…

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Repeating Myself.

Uncategorized By May 5, 2005 No Comments

My other blog has been dismantled, so I’m republishing my last entry Here, on New Blog. I apologize for the repeat performance. New, fresh material coming soon. Promise. Aside from the normal perimeters of a friendship, like the endless phone calls about a breakup, potential new job opportunity, a new relationship or the stupid thing I said in front of…

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Conversion Post.

Uncategorized By May 4, 2005 2 Comments

My name is Kerri. I could go through the hassle of establishing a non de plume, but I wasn’t thinking when I set this up and I signed in with my real name. Note to Potential Stalkers: Please don’t. The purpose of this is to make contact with other diabetics. It’s one of those diseases (or maybe they’re all this…

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