Guest Diabetes Blogger

Guest Post: Telltale Signs That I Have Low Blood Sugar.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By December 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

My low blood sugar “tells” have changed over the last twenty-seven years, ranging from numb lips to crying jags to shaky hands.  The scariest symptom of all, though, has been the complete absence of symptoms, which is part of the reason why using a CGM has been such a big leap forward for me.  Dan Fleshler has had type 1…

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Guest Blog: Getting Diabetes Organized for the Holidays.

Diabetes Products, Diet and Food, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes By November 25, 2013 Tags: , , , , 46 Comments

Here in the States, Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and the rest of the winter holidays are fast approaching.  And with those holidays usually comes a hearty dose of disorganization alongside all the fun.  Susan Weiner is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She is the co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less…

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Guest Post: Preparing for the Unimaginable.

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By November 5, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

Today’s guest post from Laura Billetdeaux, who landed at LAX last week during the time frame of the incident at the airport.  As the parent of a son with type 1 diabetes, the day’s events had her playing through many “what ifs.”  This is her account of her experiences: Last Friday, my flight from Detroit to LAX began its final…

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Guest Post: See You in the Slipstream!

Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support By October 10, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Virtue Bajurny calls herself  “a Type 1” and has had diabetes for 20 years. Until finding Connected in Motion she hadn’t been able to meet and befriend another Type 1. She lives in Toronto, but now calls Connected in Motion home. She is a social worker and is currently working as the Community Manager for Connected in Motion.  And today,…

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Guest Post: I’m Going to Pump *CLAP* You Up!

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By July 19, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

Today’s guest post is from friend, fellow PWD, and creator of the glucose tabs I stuff into my face for those lovely 3 am hypoglycemic events, Christopher Angell.  These are his first impressions of life as a cyborg as he gives pumping insulin with the t:slim a run. *   *   * I put off pumping for a long time. When…

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From Abby: Casually Defective

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By August 31, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

It’s not just our pancreases that are busted at times – there are often moments of diabetes techno-burps that leave us scratching our heads.  Abby recently had a “WT …H” moment with her insulin pump.  And she also experimented with word smashing; you’ll see.   *   *   * Since I got home from camp, my lifestyle is much more … umm … sedentary…

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Guest Post: For All the Ladies

Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 12, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

Carey Potash is one of my favorite writers.  Period.  Not one of my favorite bloggers or one of my favorite diabetes-centric scribes, but just plain one of my favorite writers.  His writing makes me think.  He makes me laugh.  (And he makes me cry while I’m laughing, but I don’t realize it until my cheeks are wet.)  Carey has agreed…

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Guest Post: Sleep, Perchance to 100 mg/dL?

Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 9, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Jessica Phillips guest posted on SUM a few years ago, talking about her first 500 days with diabetes.  (Which prompted me to do the math, and as of today, I’ve lived approximately 9,097 days with type 1.  Weeee?)  And today, she’s back to talk about how her perception of sleep has changed for her since her diagnosis in 2008. Thanks for…

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Guest Post: The PODS People

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 2, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

When I was at the Roche Summit in San Diego last month, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Brandy Barnes, founder of The Diabetes Sisters organization aiming to connect and inspire women with diabetes.  We were talking, as a group, about how Pharma has partnered with and supported diabetes initiatives across the country.  And today, Brandy has offered to guest post about…

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Guest Post: Nor Shall My Pump Sleep In My Pocket

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Healthcare By July 21, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

I’m traveling again today, but thanks to the musings of my type 1 friend across the pond, there’s something popping up here on SUM today.  Actually, I love this guest post, because Tom Hrebren gives a Brit’s-eye-view of the American health care system, and it surprised me a little bit.  And he opens with a little William Blake …  *   *   * These…

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Guest Post: What is a Diabetes Superhero?

Guest Diabetes Blogger By June 20, 2011 Tags: No Comments

If you don’t know Captain Glucose and Meter Boy, you are about to have your animated world rocked.  This dynamic duo, aka Bill Kirchenbauer (Captain Glucose) and Brad Slaight (Meter Boy), are tireless advocates for the diabetes online community. They rap.  They advocate for why glucose meters matter.  And today, they’re premiering their new PSA here! *   *   * There are many important questions in…

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Guest Post: Why I MDI

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Robot Life By June 10, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about a diabetes technology piece that works in my life.  But wearing a device – two or three devices, some of us – isn’t for everyone.  Diabetes management varies like New England weather (hello, 95 yesterday and 68 today).  Today’s guest post comes from Erin O’Neil, who eloquently shares her tale of why she went from pumping to…

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