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Six Thoughts.

The Friday Six By January 20, 2006 No Comments

1. I tell them to protect myself. With my insulin sensitivity and fluctuating stress levels constantly affecting my bloodsugar levels, coupled with the tighter control I’ve achieved over the last three years, my levels can plummet without much notice. One minute I’m drafting a letter to send to a client with ease and the next moment has me struggling to navigate…


The Xanax Experience.

Uncategorized By January 18, 2006 No Comments

Tonight is the test run of Kerri’s Xanax Experience. Because I’m so anxious about taking an anti-anxiety pill that I have to test it before the flight. That’s normal. But the questions run rampant in my mind. What will happen to my bloodsugars? Will I fall asleep? Will I be able to function at all after downing this pill? Will…


Good Morning, Diabetic Feed!

SUM in Other Places By January 15, 2006 Tags: No Comments

I had the pleasure of speaking with Christel Marchand last week, host of the brilliant Diabetic Feed, about my blog, the book, and the general chaos associated with my being diabetic. Diabetic Feed broadcasts weekly installments of information regarding diabetes, proudly stating “We’re dedicated to bringing you the latest news, information, and people who impact the diabetic community.” Christel hosts the…


Don’t Buy a VW

No Diabetes By January 12, 2006 No Comments

The ’84 Volvo was my brother Darrell’s, so it doesn’t really count as my first car. It was The First Car. I stole it out from under my brother when we went to college, but upon his return every vacation, I had to give up the keys. I remember the first time I was behind the wheel by myself. It…


Brought to you by the Letter Y.

Blood Sugars By January 10, 2006 No Comments

Today’s adventure is brought to you by the Letter Y and the Number 34. That’s 34 mg/dl. Normally Alarm Clock One goes off at 6:45 am. After which I promptly hit the “snooze” button no less that three times. Fret not, for Alarm Clock Two (also known as Bad Alarm due to it’s shrill cry) is set for 7 am,…


The Place: Boston.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By January 8, 2006 No Comments

A discussionon Mom Wants a Diabetes Cure has spawned the Great New England D-Meet. The synopsis is that diabetics who live within convenient traveling distance to Boston, be they children, mothers, or just plain 26 year old bloggers obsessed with Mr. L. Bird, are ready to plan to Meet. The proposed timeframe is February or Early March. I’m looking for a headcount of…


The Promise of Winter

Diabetes Memories By December 31, 2005 No Comments

Winter brought the Move Out. Our things were packed in copy paper boxes that I took from the office. The big black marker labeled the boxes “His” and “Hers” as we filtered our six years together into two separate piles. Memories were trapped inside of shoeboxes. We spilt the set of “ugly dishes” between the two of us. He took his…


Super Friends.

Diabetes Community By December 30, 2005 Tags: , , No Comments

I received this comment today from a self-proclaimed Anonymous Lurker. She’s a mother with a recently diagnosed 8 year old. I’ve posted her question below. If you have any words of wisdom for A.L.M. (Anonymous Lurker Mom), please offer them up. She’s looking for our collective advice on this:  “Hi Kerri. I’m a regular lurker and I have a question to put…