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aging with diabetes

Guilty Skins

Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Products, Uncategorized By August 13, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , 20 Comments

I remember being at Disney World when I was like 10 and seeing some lady’s feet underneath the stall.  Her heels were light gray and cracked and dry looking, and I recall smugly looking at my own kid feet and thinking, “My feet look soft.” Hahahahahahaha old age has caught up with me in a hot hurry.  My heels looked…

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Guest Post: Keep Calm Once They Cover Dexcom.

Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

Today, Colleen is taking over my blog while I’m taking a few days off.  And I love her introduction bio so much that I’m pasting it in without edits.  Colleen is terrific, opinionated in a way I respect deeply, and today she’s talking about the importance of having access to a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as she ages.  Take it…

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Joslin Medalists: How Far We’ve Come, and How Far We Can Go

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community By June 14, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

During the Joslin medalist meeting last week, I didn’t say anything.  I wasn’t presenting or doing any kind of networking.  I was invited as “media” (totally in quotes) but I attended as a grown-up child with diabetes, hoping to continue on that path of growing up.   I sat next to a woman named Eleanor (my beloved grandmother’s name) and she…

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Joslin Medalists

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos By June 6, 2011 Tags: , , 1 Comment

To be a Joslin Medalist, you need to mark 25, 50, or 75 years with diabetes.  (Well, technically, you get a certificate at the 25 year mark, but it’s definitely a milestone to celebrate.)  And over the weekend, I had the opportunity to spend the day with Joslin’s medalists who have spent over 50 years with type 1 diabetes.  I was…

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