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Spare a Rose 2016

Uncategorized February 1, 2016 6 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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Guest Post: #SpareARose and Symplur.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 3, 2015 2 Comments

I’m late with today’s post, but it’s a good one.  🙂  This afternoon, Chris Snider of A Consequence of Hypoglycemia has contributed a guest post about Symplur and the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign.  It’s an in-depth look at how the stats of the #sparearose hashtag campaign influenced the spread of the message.  This post is an interesting…

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Stream of Consciousness.

Uncategorized March 12, 2015 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 February 25, 2015 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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I’m Not a Doctor, But I Can Help.

Uncategorized February 13, 2015 2 Comments

“Mom, what is that rose?” she asked as colored at the kitchen table. “It is part of a thing I’m working on that helps kids with diabetes who need insulin.” “You give them insulin?” “Kind of.  These kids live in countries that are far from here, but they have diabetes like I do.  And their fridge doesn’t have insulin in…

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Knowledge Gaps.

Diabetes Advocacy February 12, 2015 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 February 5, 2015 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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