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Scott Johnson

The Need for Naps … I mean, Self-Care.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Traveling By June 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

Ten years ago, if you told me I’d have to bail out of a conference in the middle of the day to take a nap, I’d have laughed in your face because I thrived entirely on insulin, caffeine, and chaos and what do you mean, NAP?  I don’t need to nap. Funny how being in my 30’s and hosting almost…

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The People in the Computer.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By October 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , 20 Comments

Who are the people in your computer?  (In your computer … in your com-puuuuuter …)  For me, a whole community of people with diabetes live just a click away. You might also like: Unraveling the UnConference. Guest Post: Someone Who Understands. If I Knew Then: Diabetes Blogging. An In-Depth Look at the Diabetes UnConference.

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Anti-Rant.

Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 17 Comments

Recently, I stumbled onto a site called Daily Prompt, and I have used it from time to time to jostle the thoughts in my head into a more respectable state.  This was a prompt from last week:  “The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone).” I’m thankful for so many…

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On Being An Athlete.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By August 19, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 18 Comments

If this was college, and it was the night before the paper was due, I’d grab a dictionary and start feverishly typing the following:  “Webster’s dictionary defines ‘athlete’ as ‘a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.  Middle English, from Latin athleta, from Greek athlētēs, from athlein to contend for…

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