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Stigmatized Secrets.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes November 19, 2013 34 Comments

I’ve spent the last few weeks keeping watch on the My Diabetes Secrets Tumblr account (a version of Diabetes PostSecret – more here) and these two submissions keep leaping out at me: The submissions as stand-alone pieces make me feel like I’m trying to shove limitless emotions into a Ziploc bag, but what kills me is that these were submitted…

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Roulette.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy August 16, 2013 3 Comments

I test my blood sugars between 8 – 15 times per day, depending on trends, travel, exercise, food, and other variables.  I correct highs.  I treat lows.  I make a lot of decisions based on these numbers, and it scares the hell out of me to think that they might not be right. Food for thought.

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Batman Princess.

Diabetic Mommy July 17, 2013 37 Comments

“So when do we go to the confwence, Mawm?” “In two weeks.  And did you know there is going to be a big fancy dress-up ball?  Like a big party for princes and princesses?” “Yeah?” “Yeah.  And you get to dress up as a princess, if you’d like.  Would you like to dress up as a princess that night?” “I…

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