Diabetes Advocacy

Hard to Capture.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness By May 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

With Twitter as the medium, there’s only so much that can be captured with only 140 characters at your disposal, especially when there are always so many juggling balls aloft.  Since it’s mostly intrinsic, these thought processes, I forget what parts are unfamiliar to people who aren’t living with diabetes.  After looking back at the Storify-version of my #dayofdiabetes experience,…

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A #dayofdiabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By May 24, 2013 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

There’s not much of an option for a day without diabetes, but sometimes the friends and acquaintances I’ve made through social media aren’t as acutely aware of the food math and thought process behind each insulin dose decision, so I’m jumping on the #dayofdiabetes bandwagon. Chris Snider at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia took up the challenge of “live-tweeting” a day…

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Understanding Pity

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions By May 22, 2007 No Comments

I see a lot of marketing materials from various diabetes organizations, publications, and websites.  The messages are varied, to say the very least.  They’re all are asking for your support, most often financially, to either raise awareness of diabetes or march towards a cure.  That much is definite. The variances are to be expected, though.  This disease doesn’t follow many…

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One of those diabetes days

Diabetes Advocacy By November 6, 2006 No Comments

Funny thing, stress.  It’s a sneaky little bugger. Despite the fact that I’m doing my best to continue on with business as usual, good ol’ diabetes has reared its ugly head.  Instead of lying quietly and letting me mourn, stress has chosen this time to join the fray and make me grumpy. Feeling a little too crummy to eat?  Don’t worry. …

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Blogging Across Boundaries

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community By October 3, 2006 No Comments

“Because the internet should be a tool for bridging gaps as well as building communities.” This line struck me most about Andrea’s call for entries for Blogging Across Boundaries.  Bridging gaps as well as building communities. There are plenty of gaps in the internet communities I find myself a part of.  It’s not so much between the topics we cover…

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Define? Or explain.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By May 2, 2006 Tags: , No Comments

“Diabetes doesn’t define you, it just helps explain you.” It struck me that he was right. Darrell and I don’t talk about diabetes very much. I don’t remember ever talking about it when we were kids. We played with Legos and built army forts for the hamsters to live in. There weren’t any big diabetes discussions and, quite frankly, we…

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Lost in Boston. (Again.)

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Traveling By March 21, 2006 Tags: No Comments

We were late arriving because I managed to get us lost. It’s what I do. Convinced I knew exactly where it was but in reality not having the faintest notion, I dragged Chris around Boston in hot pursuit of the ADA Diabetes Expo. Bright Boston sunshine reflected off the buildings as we strolled towards the Seaport World Trade Center. “There it…

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Chronic Babe

Diabetes Advocacy By March 2, 2006 No Comments

Chronic Babe has done me the honor of republishing “A Bottle of Juice in the Shower” on her site. Jenni over at Chronic Babe is running the premiere site for women with chronic illness who are looking to live it up. Her site says “If you’re living with a chronic illness and trying to balance healthy living and—whoa—fun, then you’re DEFINITELY in the right place….

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The Walk.

Diabetes Advocacy By September 26, 2005 No Comments

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes (the RI edition) took place on Sunday at Roger Williams Park. And Team Six Until Me took part for the first time. We were we a little team – only seven walkers, but we raised a fair amount of money. The team consisted of myself, The Boy, Mom and Oystein, Batman, her BoyWonder, and Best Nurse…

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