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Of Icicles and Ellipticals.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By January 8, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 19 Comments

It’s cold.  Freakshow cold, to the point where it hurts to stand outside for more than a few minutes.  Chris actually built a shelter for The Cat That’s Not Ours (aka “Fluffy”) because it is cold as a witch’s’ nipple outside.  (Can’t say “cold as a witch’s tit” because that phrase is creepy, but I almost said it by accident…

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Pell Bridge Run.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By November 12, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

When my friend Liz asked me to do a race with her in November, I was more concerned about whether or not I was home to participate instead of concerning myself with the specifics of the race itself. “November 10th?  Sure, I’m home that weekend.” And then I looked at the details:  it was a a 4.2 mile race over…

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Breaking New Ground.

Diabetes and Emotions, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 4, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

I know exactly where the “half mile” point it, because I’ve run that trail so many times I don’t even need RunKeeper on to track how far I’ve gone.  The same tree is overgrown in a spot by the bridge where I have to duck my head just a little bit to keep from being tagged in the face by…

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Filling Back Up.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Complications, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 12, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 65 Comments

It whispered in my ear two January’s ago, when a low blood sugar came too close to becoming terrifying as I felt the whoosh of that bullet go by. I’d never felt anything like that before, that aftermath of fear and numbness.  Then I marked twenty six years with type 1 diabetes, and I just wanted to outrun this disease,…

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Up and Running.

Blood Sugars, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By September 9, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

Being on the blood sugar wagon is good, and easy to stay on once I’m settled in and wheeling along, whistling Dixie or maybe not because I can’t whistle so perhaps instead humming the theme song to The Facts of Life.  But holy moly, falling off the wagon hurts, because it’s usually a face-first plummet into mud, or some unmentionable. …

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Not What She Thought I Was Doing.

Blood Sugars, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By August 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 20 Comments

When you get into the car after going for a run and see a blood sugar of this: … it’s way past time for glucose tabs.  So when you reach into the Spibelt you’re wearing to retrieve the glucose tabs that you stuck in there, encased in a plastic bag once used for diaper discards instead of the travel tube…

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Raspberries.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin By June 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 7 Comments

The infusion set was on the tail-end-of-day-three-just-about-day-four, so maybe it was starting to sour. Or maybe it was going to the beach/playing in the garden/flying kites that tousled the site too much, causing the tubing to untwist just a little bit from the lock at the top of the insulin cartridge.  (Is that even possible?) Or maybe it was just…

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