Dee See

Uncategorized By May 6, 2006 No Comments

We spent almost eight hours in the car together. Eight hours. Eight hours of close quarters, awkward moments of trying to gracefully eat in the car, stopping every few hours for a much needed pee break, and debating which disgusting fast food restaurant to subject ourselves to. Eight hours of eternally epic discussions about things like:  What song is the most “perfect song…


Happy First Birthday, SixUntilMe

Uncategorized By May 4, 2006 No Comments

I existed for six year before the symptoms of diabetes came into my life.   I don’t remember much before I was diagnosed – all of my memories have been touched in some way by this disease.  I went to every birthday party as a kid with my trusted stuffed animal and my black zipper case blood testing kit by my…


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…


A Daisy in the Sand

Diabetes and Emotions By April 30, 2006 No Comments

Sometimes life moves just so damn fast. I miss so much, rushing from one place to another, making sure I attend to every obligation. Too much coffee, not enough sleep, phone is ringing, writing to be done, meetings to attend, consulting, and a workout to squeeze in daily. How many hours are in this day? How many do I spend…



Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By April 18, 2006 No Comments

Scene: About 11 o’clock at night. Showcase Cinemas in MA. There aren’t too many people in the movie theater. It’s not too hot or too cold. Comfortable seats. Handsome boyfriend as my date. Feeling a little tired but content. The movie courses on. Guy with a mask, Natalie Portman cuts off all her hair, I’m barely interested … little bit of…


I : Meme.

No Diabetes By April 16, 2006 Tags: No Comments

I am: tired, happy and filled with Easter Eggs. I want: a new job. Tomorrow. Please. I wish: that I knew, with certainty, that everything will be okay. I hate: medical insurance. Or better: I hate having to worry about medical insurance. I miss: my grandparents. And I worry about the Only One I Have Left. I fear: that all this hoping for a cure will…


Six Short Points on a Pseudo-Friday

Uncategorized By April 13, 2006 No Comments

1. I have been in so many listless work meetings today that my head is filled with phrases like “forward thinking,” “marketing analysis,” and “extensive research and application.” These phrases have replaced the fun ones I was thinking earlier, which included “Paas coloring kit,” “lethal Cadbury mini eggs,” and “Thank the lord for fast acting insulin.” 2. “Generation D” has been updated for…