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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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Spare a Rose: 2015 Results.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Insulin By February 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

This year, the total raised for IDF’s Life for a Child program through the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign was $24,229. We aimed to raise money and awareness for kids in developing countries who are without resources and insulin, and we raised money.  And awareness.  For the third year running, the diabetes community as a whole pledged their…

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Knowledge Gaps.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

I wish I knew more about a lot of things.  Like dinosaurs.  (Mostly because Birdzone keeps asking me about them and what their names are and what kind of foods they liked to eat, and I’m not as brushed up on my dinosaur details as I was back in second grade.) But there are things I truly wish I knew…

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Syrupy Thick.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 5, 2015 Tags: 8 Comments

The reasons why I ended up so high are complicated: a combination of poor bolus calculation, not pre-bolusing, a higher carb meal, and an infusion set ripened and rotting at the end of day three made for that wicked high blood sugar.  I need to own it because there are things I could have done differently for a better outcome….

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Spare a Rose, Save a Child.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community By January 13, 2015 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

From February 1 – 14, the diabetes online community is hosting our annual Spare A Rose campaign.  You remember that one, right?  The one where you send eleven roses instead of twelve on Valentine’s Day, taking the value of that saved rose (averaged out to $5) and donating that to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program, which…

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Missing Meter.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling By December 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

The initial search through my bag was kind of nonchalant.  “Where is my meter bag?”  Bright pink with a smiling bear on one side, it’s a hard bag to misplace, even in the seemingly unending abyss of my purse. But the flurry of leaving the house that morning to catch an early flight left me mentally snowed-in.  I brought it…

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February Comes Fast.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By October 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Chris always sums up Spare a Rose in the same way:  “It’s so simple. So sticky. And so important.” Because it is. February is fast-approaching (Don’t act like you don’t know – it’s October today!  Time refuses to stand still.) and now is the time to start thinking about how you and your company can participate in the Spare a…

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Official Spare a Rose Totals.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By February 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Official totals for the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign came in at $27,265.17, from 832 donations.  Below is a second letter from Dr. Graham Ogle, thanking our community for our participation:   [Link to full-size PDF file] I love how community efforts gave rise to a beautiful message from the DOC to our friends, globally.  And I also…

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