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Stress!!!! and Diabetes.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By March 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 8 Comments

Do your blood sugars respond to food?  Of course.  How about to insulin?  And exercise?  A big “hell yes” to those, too.  Food, insulin, and exercise have tangible influence on my blood sugar levels.  But one influencer that I don’t often take into account is stress … which is a ridiculous variable for me to ignore because stress can make…

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Hope vs. Fear: The Video Edition.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos By November 4, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 9 Comments

A million years ago (in Internet time, I think that translates to about eleven months ago), I had the opportunity to work with the team at Novo Nordisk and a few hyper-local Rhode Island/Massachusetts diabetes advocates to create a series of videos.  Our focus was on how hope can be a more powerful motivator than fear, in terms of staying…

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You Can Do THIS: My Video

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Poetry, Psychosocial Support By June 15, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

When you’re dealing with something relentless each day,It can feel like frustrations are seconds away.There’s the burnout, depression of chronic diseaseThe chaos that comes with attempts to appease. We do blood sugar testing, precision carb counting,We’re wearing devices to aid in surmountingThe pressure of acting as panceri stand-ins.This whole diabetes can sure be demanding! We lean on our doctors, we…

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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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