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DBlogWeek 2017: The Cost of Chronic Illness.

Uncategorized By May 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 20 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Tuesday:  Insulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly. Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage. So today, let’s discuss how cost impacts our diabetes care. Do you have advice to share? For those outside the US, is cost a concern?…

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Keeping it Bubbly Without Bubbling Over.

Diabetes and Emotions By May 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

Yesterday, I was at the JDRF TypeOneNation event in Dallas (big thank you to Tandem Diabetes for sponsoring my attendance in full – more on that disclosure here), and I did two presentations. Despite only seeing a circuit of airport/shuttle/hotel/shuttle/airport, Dallas was fun. During my talk on “Life After Diagnosis,” a family asked about my views on diabetes, citing that I seemed to…

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One More Sneaker.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Real Life Diabetes By September 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

This week, in my quest to become a Lady of Suburbia, I went to Marshall’s to pick up a lamp.  (I also bought pumpkin coffee beans.  Whilst wearing yoga pants yet not doing yoga.  In the middle of the day.  Forgive me.) This visit was on the same day that I was sharing a #dayofdiabetes (peek in on the hashtag…

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Stream of Consciousness.

Uncategorized By March 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Time for a bullet list of purged thoughts, brought to you by the bottom of my coffee pot. It’s not snowing.  I don’t usually have a rage response to winter, but this one has been more than we could properly manage.  (Like when our snow shovel broke under the weight of the drift we were shoveling through.  Or when our…

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All About that Cure.

Diabetes Advocacy By October 6, 2014 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

Ever stumble upon an ear worm while you’re waiting in the airport?  For me, it’s usually something like “On the Wings of Love” that ends up embedded into my brain for hours on end (thank you, Mr. Osborne) but yesterday morning it was “All About that Bass.”  Except it was with a diabetes twist, thanks to a JDRF walk team…

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Bag of Hope … For Adults?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , 14 Comments

I’ve always thought Rufus was pretty cute, so when the JDRF link for their Bag of Hope flew by in my Facebook feed, I clicked.  (Rufus is my clickbait.) According to the website, the Bag of Hope includes (but isn’t limited to): Rufus Comes Home, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes, reference books A JDRF DVD An ACCU-CHEK® Nano SmartView…

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Friday Six: But Not On Friday.

The Friday Six By July 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

SUM stuff from around the Internet: “The latest in this trend is the meme showing a fat little girl titled ‘Lil Diabeetus snacks’ as a take-off to Little Debbie Snacks.  It’s being bandied about on FaceBook as ‘cute’ and ‘funny’; an appropriate name change.  Is it funny?  I don’t think so.”  Kate weighs in on the Facebook meme. Tuesday’s #dblogcheck…

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I’m That Type.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Real Life Diabetes By June 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

Last night closed out a long week+ of travel, and it closed out with style at the JDRF TypeOneNation Texas event, where I was honored to be a presenter at the conference (talking about balancing diabetes – HEY-O! – and getting the most out of your medical appointments).  More on those sessions once I dive into this basin of coffee,…

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Friday Six: DBlog Week, Small, and BAMWD!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, The Friday Six By May 9, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

I love Diabetes Blog Week.  It’s inspiring and encouraging, and reignites the blogging ecosystem for readers and writers alike.  Are you participating?  Head over to Karen’s blog for details. “This head-to-head-to-head comparative effectiveness study reveals the G4 Platinum as the most accurate and precise of the current generation of CGMs, followed closely by the Navigator, with both devices markedly more…

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