Psychosocial Support

You Can Do THIS: My Video

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Poetry, Psychosocial Support By June 15, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

When you’re dealing with something relentless each day,It can feel like frustrations are seconds away.There’s the burnout, depression of chronic diseaseThe chaos that comes with attempts to appease. We do blood sugar testing, precision carb counting,We’re wearing devices to aid in surmountingThe pressure of acting as panceri stand-ins.This whole diabetes can sure be demanding! We lean on our doctors, we…

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Diabetes Goal Bingo

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Mental Health, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 28, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Recently, I reconnected with a long-lost local PWD named Ryan.  Last time Ryan and I saw one another, we were talking about diabetes goal-setting and dealing with wicked bouts of burnout.  And this week I received an email from him with a freaking brilliant idea about how to stay motivated towards setting – and reaching –  diabetes-related goals. “I’ve had this…

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Hawkey Playah

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By January 24, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

I clicked the button on my Dexcom receiver and saw a “212 mg/dl” with two arrows pointed straight on up.  This was the third effortless high in as many hours, and I was convinced my pump site had crapped out. “I am going to run to the bathroom.  I need to switch out my site,” I said to Chris, moving…

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From Abby: Forgetting

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By January 21, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

While the snow piles up outside, I’m busy aiming to hit a writing deadline this morning.  So I talked with Abby the other day and it seems like she’s hit a patch of burnout, much like the one I’m going through.  She’s offered to post today about “forgetting,” and how, even though it seems impossible, it’s sometimes too easy to forget about…

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Disco Boobs

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 6, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Over the holidays, my husband and I had the opportunity to join his agent (who happened to be in town) for dinner.  Grown-up time, sans BSparl.  (I wore tights.  It was a fancier than our average Tuesday night.) So we all sat down to dinner and while everyone was talking, I reached into my purse to do a quick blood…

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A Conversation with Lisa Roney

Psychosocial Support, Relationships By February 8, 2007 Tags: , , , No Comments

When I opened my email a few months ago and saw something from “Lisa,” I sat there staring at the screen for a few minutes.  “No way…” I murmured under my breath.  I opened the email to read Lisa Roney, author of Sweet Invisible Body, introducing herself to me and telling me she had come across my blog.  It was one of…

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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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