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104 mg/dL.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes February 19, 2015 8 Comments

Am I the only one who stops when this number pops up on a glucose meter and thinks, “Damn.  That could be on the meter advertisement box.  I’ve got this.” Meter box advertisement #latergram A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Feb 19, 2015 at 5:49am PST (Ignore the fact that I will surely be low, or high, or…

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Missing Meter.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling December 22, 2014 8 Comments

The initial search through my bag was kind of nonchalant.  “Where is my meter bag?”  Bright pink with a smiling bear on one side, it’s a hard bag to misplace, even in the seemingly unending abyss of my purse. But the flurry of leaving the house that morning to catch an early flight left me mentally snowed-in.  I brought it…

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Photo-A-Day: Check.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life November 2, 2013 4 Comments

Today’s Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day prompt is “check.”  And seeing how different my Dexcom result is from my meter proves why it’s still important for me to check my blood sugar instead of relying on the information from my CGM.  (Also, you can’t see the “blood drop” request for calibration because the overhead light flushed it out, but this Dexcom sensor…

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So Cheered Up.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life October 2, 2013 13 Comments

“How about something that is cheered up and happy?”  She pointed to the image of the dark blue make-up bag I was considering buying from Amazon to serve as a new meter case.  “That’s boring.” “Good point.  What would you prefer I use?” Her tiny Bird-brow furrowed.  “Maybe something with a face.” Which brought us to this: I’m an adult,…

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