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One, Stupid High.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy March 23, 2016 13 Comments

On any average day, my glucose meter results are just mine. … mostly.  I worry about lows while I’m driving my daughter or traveling alone, but while a low might be witnessed by someone else, it’s my body that goes through the experience.  (Not to minimize the experience of watching diabetes from a distance; that’s a whole other post.)  The…

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Diabetes Food Lies.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diet and Food, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes February 25, 2014 39 Comments

So many rules were slapped into place immediately upon diagnosis, with diabetes feeling like a disease of “don’ts.”  Don’t eat cookies, don’t forget to measure your food, don’t leave the house without your meter or insulin or glucose tabs, don’t go to bed without checking your blood sugar, don’t eat too much sugar-free candy or else you will take up…

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Complicated.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Complications, Real Life Diabetes July 1, 2013 108 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with macular edema. It’s a complication you can’t see, one that I can’t see until I can’t see.  Sophisticated computer equipment and  camera technology have afforded me the opportunity to find out early, giving me the chance to track this issue closely and opt for aggressive treatment options (laser surgery, medicated eye drops,…

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