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No Diabetes November 14, 2017 4 Comments

It’s World Diabetes Day.  YAY!  And buried amongst the bits of distressing-as-hell news crap out there will be articles about diabetes. Casual mentions of this monster that lives under our bed (and that we feed occasionally). And tomorrow, the world’s attention will twist to the next crisis. But oh, my fellow PWD, we’ll still be on this diabetes journey long…

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World Diabetes Day 2016.

Diabetes Advocacy November 14, 2016 5 Comments

It’s World Diabetes Day.  And how do I feel, after 30 years with type 1 diabetes under my belt (and above my belt and in every organ and all over my face)? LUCKY.  Effing lucky.  Because according to the demands of my body, I should not be here, but because of science and access, I am alive. I clicked on…

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Revisiting: Undefined.

Diabetes Advocacy November 14, 2014 15 Comments

“You have diabetes  You seem fine.” “I am fine.” Diabetes makes me walk the precarious fine line Between “I’m sick” and “I’m not” and the whole in-between That makes diabetes invisible, and yet so seen. “Needles?  Every day?  I could never,” You could.  And you would, and you’d do it forever If that’s what kept you from good life or…

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Another #DayOfDiabetes, Twitter-Style.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life November 15, 2013 4 Comments

For World Diabetes Day yesterday, I attempted to participate in another round of #dayofdiabetes, using Twitter to log the different nuances of a day with type 1 diabetes.  It was a tougher day than normal, Internet-wise, because I spent the morning in the plane and the rest of the afternoon with very limited access to Wifi, but it was World…

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World Diabetes Day 2013.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes November 14, 2013 21 Comments

“You have diabetes  You seem fine.” “I am fine.” Diabetes makes me walk the precarious fine line Between “I’m sick” and “I’m not” and the whole in-between That makes diabetes invisible, and yet so seen. “Needles?  Every day?  I could never,” You could.  And you would, and you’d do it forever If that’s what kept you from good life or…

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Diabetes Advocacy Postcards.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life November 11, 2013 7 Comments

I told Birdy I needed to make some postcards for a diabetes project.  She wanted (insisted) to help, so we spent much of last night drawing insulin pumps on index cards. My insulin pump has been part of her life since she was born, so it’s no wonder she knows the buttons and lines by heart, even though she had…

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