Signing off

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Website Information By May 4, 2019 Tags: , , , 82 Comments

This is weird. I don’t know what to say in a last blog post, because it makes it seem like a black hole is going to open up and suck me into it once I hit “publish.” (I really hope that doesn’t happen, because I still need to shower. I’d hate to be stuck in some Interstellar purgatory and have…

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Goodnight Blog

Diabetes Poetry, Uncategorized By May 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 18 Comments

A parody of Goodnight Moon, a very lovely book that my son loves, written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd. And please forgive me for the excessive posting this week, as I’m just getting it out of my system. 🙂 See you tomorrow for the last round. In the world wide webThere was a blogosphereAnd a PWDAnd a…

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Diabetes Shorthand

Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Robot Life By May 1, 2019 Tags: , , 8 Comments

Last night, my oldest kid and I went out for a mommy-and-daughter dinner date. Our waitress was a student at the local university, and very nice. She took our order (“Wow, your kid chooses broccoli over french fries! I’m impressed!”) and then turned to go back to the waitstaff station. “MOM,” Birdy stage whispered at me. “She has a Dexcom…

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How About a Last Myabetic Giveaway?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products By April 30, 2019 Tags: , , , , 86 Comments

I’ve known the creator of Myabetic, Kyrra Richards, for a long time, and seeing the successful business she’s worked tirelessly to create makes me beyond happy for her. I’m also really proud to be the source code for one of her namesake bags. She’s awesome. As things draw to a close here, I’m really honored to feature an interview with…

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What I’ve Learned After 14 Years of Blogging About My Health

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By April 29, 2019 Tags: , , , 11 Comments

This Saturday will mark 14 years of blogging. Here’s some of what I’ve learned … Technically-speaking? Put the word “diabetes” in your blog title. Invest in a full-throated URL (instead of a .blogger or .wordpress site). Spellcheck and grammar check every single post. Use images, as they are nice and help flesh out your content. Back your content up. I’ll…

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A Life Worth Writing Down

No Diabetes By April 26, 2019 5 Comments

“What are you reading?” “A book about writing,” I said, showing her the cover. “A book about writing … you know, I’d like to write a book.” She put the coffee carafe down on the edge of the breakfast table. “I have seen a lot of things, and I think my kids need to know them. I want to leave…

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The Words We Use as PWD

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes By April 24, 2019 5 Comments

The words we casually use as people with diabetes continue to make me giggle. Like when I was a kid, my mom would casually tell me to go “shoot up,” (instead of “go take your insulin dose”) … the looks we received in public settings included a lot of arched eyebrows. Or how, during days when I have my insulin…

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Thoughts on Being a Mom with T1D

Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By April 23, 2019 Tags: , , 11 Comments

Being a mom with type 1 diabetes isn’t something I think about often because, on the average, run-of-the-mill day, diabetes doesn’t influence the way I mom. (And as the mother of two very active kids, “to mom” is definitely a verb. We don’t sit still very often.) Being pregnant with type 1 diabetes was very intense and on the forefront…

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Attention: Partners of PWD

Uncategorized By April 22, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Hi again! I accidentally took a week off from blogging while traveling, so I’m catching up by over-posting. But this is important to me because it helps shine a light on how type 1 diabetes affects significant others, it boosts the amazing work of Dr. Bill Polonsky and his team, and it helps further psychosocial research. I’m a fan of…

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Travelbetes: Wherever EuGo Giveaway!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Traveling By April 22, 2019 Tags: , , 85 Comments

Last week, we were away for my daughter’s April break, visiting South Carolina for the first time. (Our original plan was to visit Copenhagen but that whole deal was derailed by the grounding of the Max 8 planes … long story made much, much shorter: we ended up in Charleston, SC for the week.) Traveling with the four of us…

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Man Cold Diabetes

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By April 12, 2019 Tags: , 9 Comments

This video is older, by Internet standards, but I remember first seeing it and laughing out loud. “Laura … I called for you, I said ‘Laura!’” (And for the love of God there’s a Wiki entry for it. The Internet is forever an amalgam of chaos and delight.) Over the last few weeks, I’ve been running through my older posts…

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