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National Diabetes Month

All Night Long.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin November 4, 2015 7 Comments

It started out innocently enough.  Just a wiggly little drop before bedtime with a bit of insulin on board, so the need for snacking was elevated. With .8u IOB. Snacktime. #diabetes A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Nov 3, 2015 at 8:32pm PST A small handful of raisins and I’m on my merry way.  No worries! But then…

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#DayOfDiabetes Went a Little Rogue on Me.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes November 4, 2014 4 Comments

I started the day strong, but after hours of a frustrating high blood sugar and seemingly bolusing saline instead of insulin (but it was insulin – I checked), I hit a big NOPE when it came to documenting the end of my #dayofdiabetes. I didn’t want to keep documenting my frustrations, not because I was ashamed of them, but because…

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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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National Diabetes Awareness American Month Diabetes … Month?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes November 1, 2013 61 Comments

It’s National Diabetes Month, according to the President.  And American Diabetes Month, according to the ADA.  It’s Press Release Inundation Month, according to people who work for companies looking to connect with the diabetes community.  But for people living with diabetes, November.  And it’s also our chance to raise more awareness for our health condition/disease/whatever you’d like to call it….

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