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DBlogWeek 2017: More Than Diabetes.

No Diabetes May 19, 2017 5 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Friday:  Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with.  Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU.  If you want to explore how it relates to or helps with diabetes you can.   Or let it be a part…

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Diabetes Blog Week: Message Monday.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships May 16, 2016 11 Comments

It’s Diabetes Blog Week, a week in the year where diabetes bloggers can rally together and share their stories, following suggested (but not mandated!) themes and focusing on connecting with one another as a community.  And who better to closely knit our community together than Karen (who is known in my household as “The Knitter“)?  Karen kindly brings us closer…

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Diabetes Blog Week (Late): Mantra Me.

Uncategorized May 28, 2015 1 Comment

I missed the end of Diabetes Blog Week, but I loved the prompts and still have ideas trickling in here and there.  So better late than never! I don’t like catch phrases.  (Forgiiiiiiiive me, especially since I just used a trite turn of phrase up there with the whole “better late than never” thing.  Turn the other cheek, please.)  I…

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Diabetes Blog Week: Kicking It to the Curb.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 13, 2015 14 Comments

When I was first hospitalized upon diagnosis, I spent two weeks in-patient learning the new and tangled ropes of type 1 diabetes with my parents.  My hospital roommate was a kid named Eddie, who had been bitten by a spider.  The other source of comfort was Kitty. This grubby thing has been with me since the beginning.  My mom and…

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Diabetes Blog Week: The Quiet Parts.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships, Robot Life May 12, 2015 11 Comments

Feels weird, and slightly ironic, starting a blog post about the diabetes-related things I don’t share here on the diabetes blog I’ve written here on the open Internet about my personal experiences with the disease.  It’s been ten years of this – the idea that there’s crap I don’t talk about might seem like a big fat lie. But there…

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D-Blog Week: Mantras and More.

Diabetes and Emotions May 15, 2014 11 Comments

Mantras and sayings aren’t really my thing, but if I had to tie my boat to one tagline, diabetes-wise, it would be this one: But most things like this give me a Pinterest rash, because it all seems to sound like: When I need an emotional lift, I turn to my friends, family, and DOC (which is an amalgam of…

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