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Seeking PWD Peers.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

Two weeks ago, I was in Vienna for the third annual European Animas Blogger Summit.  (I’m a blogger, and I have a working relationship with Animas.  Only missing the European part, and I can’t even pretend because I was once told that my attempt at a British accent was akin to Dick Van Dyke’s Mary Poppins attempt.  So, no.)  Other…

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Looking Back: Kitty.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By April 25, 2014 Tags: , , , 6 Comments

I don’t know if I have a spirit animal, but my diabetes does, and it’s Kitty.  Kitty is a ragged and rumpled stuffed animal who kept me company as I navigated my first few weeks of life with type 1 diabetes … and he still lives in the laundry room of my house now (safe, warm, and occasionally snuggled).  He’s…

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Kitty

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories By January 24, 2009 Tags: , No Comments

They told me I had to go into the hospital for a few weeks.  I wasn’t exactly sure what “diabetes” meant, but I knew it must involve vampires, because people were drawing my blood every few hours. “You can pick any friend you’d like to bring with you to the hospital.  Any one you want.”   My father held my hand as we…

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