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You Don’t Look Like You Should Have Diabetes.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 18 Comments

“And this, too, please,” I said, sliding the opened and half-consumed bag of gummy candies across the counter, my hands shaking. This low was bad.  The symptoms were very visible, with unsteady hands and knees that were buckling out and sweat beading up on my forehead despite the 40 degree weather outside.  I knew I was the color of a…

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Diabetes Dominator.

Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places By August 10, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

It’s nice to talk with other people who have diabetes.  It’s even better to laugh with other people who have diabetes, finding some levity in the diabetes moments that seem like they’re shuttling towards chaos.  And a few weeks ago, I had the chance to both talk and laugh (hard) with the Diabetes Dominator herself, Daniele Hargenrader. We talked about…

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Panel: Challenges in Healthcare Leadership.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places By August 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

Yesterday, I took part in a panel discussion at the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2017 Convocation at Brown University (say that three times fast … I sure as hell can’t) and part of our discussion was about leadership in the healthcare space. My fellow panelists were folks who were employed in the healthcare arena (Michael Hudson, EVP…

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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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What Are You Advocating For?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By July 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A discussion from Masterlab at Friends for Life: Social Media Prompt: What are you advocating for?? #MasterLab — Diabetes Hands Fndn (@diabeteshf) July 7, 2015 Some answers: My spiel: We need to stop blaming. Help everyone get the tools they need to be healthy. Access to tools for all! #diabetes #masterlab — Diabetes Ramblings (@RFamsRamblings) July 7, 2015 Our mission:…

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Guest Post: #SpareARose and Symplur.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By April 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

I’m late with today’s post, but it’s a good one.  🙂  This afternoon, Chris Snider of A Consequence of Hypoglycemia has contributed a guest post about Symplur and the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign.  It’s an in-depth look at how the stats of the #sparearose hashtag campaign influenced the spread of the message.  This post is an interesting…

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions By March 2, 2015 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss!  He’s always been one of my favorite writers to read, recite, and then parody as needed.  In homage to the good doctor on his birthday, I’m revisiting a poem I wrote called A Human’s Resilient, One Hundred Percent! Because we are resilient, damn it. *   *   * Sighed Panky, a lazy panc deep in the…

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Knowledge Gaps.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

I wish I knew more about a lot of things.  Like dinosaurs.  (Mostly because Birdzone keeps asking me about them and what their names are and what kind of foods they liked to eat, and I’m not as brushed up on my dinosaur details as I was back in second grade.) But there are things I truly wish I knew…

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Walk with D: Join My Diabetes Journey.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support By September 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 6 Comments

How can people without diabetes understand what living with diabetes is really like? This is why I have written this blog for almost ten years – to connect and share with my peers, but also to educate those who don’t exist in the diabetes bubble.  The DOC shares so much about their personal lives with diabetes in efforts to find…

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Bag of Hope … For Adults?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , 14 Comments

I’ve always thought Rufus was pretty cute, so when the JDRF link for their Bag of Hope flew by in my Facebook feed, I clicked.  (Rufus is my clickbait.) According to the website, the Bag of Hope includes (but isn’t limited to): Rufus Comes Home, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes, reference books A JDRF DVD An ACCU-CHEK® Nano SmartView…

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