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holidays

When Sleep Becomes “Sleep.”

Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places By December 26, 2013 Tags: , , , No Comments

‘Tis the season for sleep debt, right?  (Also ’tis the season for blog posts that start with, or include the phrase “’tis the season.”  ‘Tisn’t the season for originality.)  My goal today is to find a place in Birdzone’s room for her new Hot Wheels track (No batteries! Hours of entertainment! Loopy loves the loop-dee-loops!) and also to share this…

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Looking Back: Santabetes.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By December 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

‘Tis the season for giving Santa too much of the credit.  This morning, I’m looking back at a post from 2010 about my mental Santabetes. *   *   * [Note:  This post contains spoilers.  If  you believe happily in the story of Santa, skip down to where it says “Diabetes is like Santa Claus.”] My husband and I share a philosophy…

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Guest Post: Someone Who Understands.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By December 17, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 21 Comments

Part of what drew me to the idea of creating a diabetes blog was the search for, and the hope of finding, people who understood.  Google was a dark abyss of bad news and depressing statistics; what I needed was to connect with others who were living life, with diabetes along for the ride.  That same connection still feels necessary,…

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Gluten-Free Your Face: Nutella Cake.

Diet and Food By December 13, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Today is Cookie Day, as my mother is coming over and she, Birdy, and I are going to bake the hell out of some cookies.  (My mission is to make these and have them end up delicious.)  In keeping with the baking theme, and in time for the holiday gluttonous rush, I wanted to re-share a recipe for gluten-free Nutella…

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Organized Diabetes, Now With More Tips!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By December 11, 2013 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Just before the close of November, Susan Weiner was kind enough to guest post about tips and tricks on getting diabetes organized – and keeping it that way – throughout the hectic holiday season.*  In the comments section of that post, there were some awesome tricks, tips, and suggestions on keeping diabetes from tipping over your Christmas tree, spilling eggnog…

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Guest Blog: Getting Diabetes Organized for the Holidays.

Diabetes Products, Diet and Food, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes By November 25, 2013 Tags: , , , , 46 Comments

Here in the States, Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and the rest of the winter holidays are fast approaching.  And with those holidays usually comes a hearty dose of disorganization alongside all the fun.  Susan Weiner is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She is the co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less…

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Halloween Prep and Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 28, 2013 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Between the finishing up of Birdy’s Spidergirl costume (a labor-and-tulle intensive endeavor), carving our pumpkin (she wanted a big Batman signal on it this year), and the creation of a cemetery cake (which Birdzone renamed “the grave garden” – a name I like more than the original), we’re getting our Halloween on here in a big way. Way back in…

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