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Help People with Diabetes Access Care Data; Medicare CGM Coverage.

Diabetes Advocacy, Uncategorized By August 1, 2014 Tags: , , , 8 Comments

There are advocacy tides rising this morning, and we have a chance to jump on board.  There are two opportunities to raise our voices. The FDA has proposed new guidance for  Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) and the diabetes community has the opportunity to comment on that guidance document.  There are more details on the StripSafely website as to what…

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Looking Back: Dining Out.

Uncategorized By June 19, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 6 Comments

I love going out on the town for the night And having a meal by a soft candlelight (Because I know, at a restaurant, meals are yummy; For the food isn’t prepped, touched, or cooked by me.) But to dine with type 1 can be quite complex, Because restaurant food has a whole set of specs That require some SWAG’ing;…

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Diabetes at the Beach.

Uncategorized By June 4, 2014 8 Comments

Rhode Island has some really nice beaches, and since I was a little kid, going to the beach has been a staple of summer.  (If September doesn’t roll around and your car isn’t lined with beach sand, something went wrong.) Just after my diagnosis, going to the beach didn’t look or feel any different as far as my body was…

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A Day Late, an Islet Short.

Uncategorized By May 19, 2014 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

I missed the last day of Diabetes Blog Week, but I’m determined to follow through on the prompts, because I love being part of this community. The last prompt is to highlight some of the work we’ve loved reading this past week:  “As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things. This can…

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D-Blog Week: Diabetes Poetry.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Uncategorized By May 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 16 Comments

Today is Poetry Day for Diabetes Blog Week, and I’m paying homage to one of our favorite books here in the run-by-a-four-year-old Sparling household – Room on the Broom. There’s Room, I Assume? The Girl has a panc And islets that were blank And a long history With no pancreas thanks. Oh but how the Girl worked And how the…

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Food Reminders.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes, Uncategorized By January 27, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 24 Comments

“Half a cup?  Let me get the measuring cups,” my mom would say, foraging around in her purse for the ubiquitous set of measuring cups she toted around. She always knew what  “half a cup” looked like because she didn’t guess.  Her management of my diabetes was precise when she was in charge, back in the day. I am admittedly…

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What is a Diabetes Advocate?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes, Uncategorized By January 16, 2014 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

Last night’s #dsma chat was a terrific one, focusing on how people in the diabetes community define “advocacy.” I wanted to summarize it here (at least the parts that resonated for me) because it could serve as a catalyst to inspire. [For information on what the #dsma chat is, click here. And to learn more about connecting with people with…

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