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This is Thirty.

Real Life Diabetes By September 13, 2016 Tags: , , , 24 Comments

This is thirty years with type 1 diabetes. I used to think it would stop me from enjoying life.  Now I realize that I’ve lived with this disease for thirty years and have brought it down the aisle, on stage, and around the world with me.  It hasn’t stopped me from doing a damn thing … other than making insulin.  But…

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29 Years with Type 1 Diabetes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 11, 2015 Tags: , , , 11 Comments

Even though my diabetes diagnosis was twenty-nine years ago today, I feel kind of done with letting it serve as a milestone marker for me.  In years past, I liked marking the day because it felt like a moment of flipping the bird (not this Bird) to diabetes.  Over the last few years, I’ve kind of liked not paying much…

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Filling Back Up.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Complications, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 12, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 65 Comments

It whispered in my ear two January’s ago, when a low blood sugar came too close to becoming terrifying as I felt the whoosh of that bullet go by. I’d never felt anything like that before, that aftermath of fear and numbness.  Then I marked twenty six years with type 1 diabetes, and I just wanted to outrun this disease,…

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Super Friends.

Diabetes Community By December 30, 2005 Tags: , , No Comments

I received this comment today from a self-proclaimed Anonymous Lurker. She’s a mother with a recently diagnosed 8 year old. I’ve posted her question below. If you have any words of wisdom for A.L.M. (Anonymous Lurker Mom), please offer them up. She’s looking for our collective advice on this:  “Hi Kerri. I’m a regular lurker and I have a question to put…

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