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Holiday Gift Guide: Diabetes Book Edition

Diabetes Products December 6, 2017 4 Comments

Since you can’t curl up with a functional pancreas, sometimes you need to resort to different sorts of comfort.  Like a good book, dog-earing the pages with your fingers.  Or a good book that’s gone digital, wiping your finger sauce on the screen.  However you like to take in your reading materials, we’ve got you covered with this holiday gift…

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Balancing Diabetes: Parenting with Diabetes.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 6, 2016 10 Comments

Back in March of 2014, my first book was published by Spry Publishing and it features a number of different voices from the diabetes community.  Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from Balancing Diabetes titled “Parenting with Diabetes,” which dives into the journey of parenting while managing diabetes, with perspectives from friends in the diabetes community.  Thanks to Spry and the diabetes community as…

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Balancing Diabetes: Siblings.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, SUM in Other Places June 16, 2015 13 Comments

Back in March of 2014, my first book was published by Spry Publishing and it features a number of different voices from the diabetes community.  Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from Balancing Diabetes titled “Siblings,” which describes what diabetes looks like from the perspective of my brother and sister, and also from some siblings of people in the DOC.  Thanks…

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Friends for Life: Madcap Recap.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling July 9, 2014 12 Comments

A bulleted list because that’s what bloggers do. My personal schedule had me running around like a chicken with its head (and pancreas?) cut off, and while I felt really lucky to be so busy, I didn’t have enough quality time with people I love.  It’s a nice problem to have, but it was frustrating because now that I’m home,…

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Walking with Friends.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes June 3, 2014 13 Comments

I think it’s safe to say that the threat of snow is behind us.  (If not, this cat is going to be pissed.)  And now that the weather is improved and exercising outside can be A Thing, I’ve taken to long, fast-paced walks around my neighborhood in the late afternoon, spending about 45 minutes each night clearing my head and…

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Friday Six: Masterlab, TypeOneNation, and Jim Turner!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places, The Friday Six May 23, 2014 No Comments

There used to be only six links, but I’ve made a mockery of that and now it’s a pig-pile of resources.  All clickable and informative, though, so dive right in!  –> Jim Turner has always been on my list of “awwww, isn’t he charming?” and the fact that he has type 1 diabetes didn’t hurt that sentiment.  This week, Christopher…

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The One About Balancing Diabetes

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places March 4, 2014 7 Comments

Life with diabetes isn’t about the diabetes itself, but about the life it’s a part of.  There is a life to be found after diagnosis, and it’s a good one.  Being able to take a blood sugar and remove the blame and guilt from that result, focusing only on the actions needed to correct that number or duplicate it?  Viewing…

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Focus: Diabetes Things I Like.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes March 3, 2014 17 Comments

(Revisiting and revising a post from several years ago🙂 Even though I do not like the disease, there are some diabetes-related simple pleasures that make me smile: I like the feeling of satisfaction when I change the Dexcom sensor and the pump infusion set at the same time. I like having the tune of “Fur Elise” memorized. I also have…

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