Traveling

Weak Away.

Traveling By June 20, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 11 Comments

I accidentally took a week off from blogging, but there are reasons.  And they involve dinosaurs.  Bullet list, because that’s the only way to organize what’s swirling in my brain?  Yeah, let’s do that. Last week started strong – a good visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Tuesday to confirm a strong and healthy growing boy.  More on the…

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SOP for TSA and PWD.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By March 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 22 Comments

This past week, when leaving Las Vegas and heading home to Rhode Island, I had another new experience.  The TSA pat-down agent, after making a horrified face when I told her I was wearing an insulin pump, told me she has to check the pump itself and then my skin where I was wearing it. Since it was in my…

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Airplane Site Changes: A Grost.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By February 4, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Earlier this week, I flew to San Diego to visit with the team at Tandem and brainstorm some plans for 2016.  It was a quick trip (managed to land right when that weird storm was picking up speed – made for a very exciting landing and also reinforced my hatred of flying), but a productive one. On Tuesday morning, before…

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If I Knew Then: Traveling with Diabetes.

Traveling By October 15, 2015 Tags: , , 11 Comments

I wish I had known, years ago, that blaming diabetes for my lack of travel experiences was a stupid excuse.  Sure, I didn’t backpack around Europe after college for a dozen different reasons, with the need to work a structured job immediately after school was done so that I could have medical insurance to cover all my diabetes shit, but…

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These Boots Were Made For Talking.

Diabetes Advocacy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By October 14, 2015 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

At the airport two weeks ago, I was coming home from Washington and my flight to Rhode Island was delayed.  The wait in the cramped US Airways terminal was long and oddly warm for October, giving people a certain irritated twitch.  I was still dressed from my meeting, with a dress and tights and boots and not enough real estate…

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Reaching the Summit.

Diabetes Online Community, Traveling By September 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

Last week, I was in Sweden for work, for the fourth annual blogger summit that Animas hosts during the EASD conference.  (Here’s a look at the first summit, and the second one, and last year. And here’s a look at my disclosures, as my work with Animas is what brings me to these different places.)  I’m in the process of…

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Traffic Jam.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling By September 8, 2015 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Last week, I was up in Boston visiting with Ed Damiano to hear some updates on the bionic pancreas (now known as the iLet – more on that later meeting this week), and our meeting ended late in the afternoon. Which means I climbed into my car to make the drive home on Route 93 south towards Rhode Island at…

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Flick of the Wrist.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling, Uncategorized By July 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 15 Comments

In the interests of getting through TSA in Orlando as quickly as possible and making my way over to my gate so I could find some iced coffee and a banana, I disconnected my insulin pump and put it through the x-ray machine, caring very little if it melted in the transaction because I was melting in the transaction. The…

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The Need for Naps … I mean, Self-Care.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Traveling By June 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

Ten years ago, if you told me I’d have to bail out of a conference in the middle of the day to take a nap, I’d have laughed in your face because I thrived entirely on insulin, caffeine, and chaos and what do you mean, NAP?  I don’t need to nap. Funny how being in my 30’s and hosting almost…

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The Friday Six: Catching Up.

The Friday Six, Traveling By May 22, 2015 3 Comments

Hi!  I still write here.  I write a blog about things here.  This is my things blog, with diabetes stuff and other times not so much diabetes stuff.  Welcome to it.  (My brain is not entirely tuned in this morning.  Working on it.)  Coffee is helping, but it may take a few days to kick in. Yesterday was a long…

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