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Diabetes Relics: Accu-Chek II.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support By September 4, 2014 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

[here’s a link to a full size photo] Scanned from the pages of the Fall 1986 issue of “Diabetes Forecast: The newsletter for people who live with diabetes,” this was my first glucose meter. Next week marks 28 years with type 1 diabetes for me, and looking back at the technology I used upon diagnosis, I see how far things…

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Photo-A-Day: Past.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Memories, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships By November 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 8 Comments

Three months after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I went to my first sleep over birthday party.  My friend Jill was turning seven, and even though my pancreas had just gone on its permanent sabbatical, I was still able to go to the birthday party. (Thanks to my mother, who drove over and spent a few hours hanging…

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