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The Friday Six: Haven’t Done One in a While Edition

Diabetes Advocacy, The Friday Six By January 4, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I did a Friday Six.  Which means I should do one.  Riiiiiiight … now. New content up at T1Everyday Magic – Sweet, Little Lies. This one is about the Blue Bin Incident, which is a story I often tell during presentations because it involves a slide with a big chocolate cupcake on it, and that’s…

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Hypersensitive: A Look at the Dexcom G6, Several Months Later

Dexcom By January 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 23 Comments

I’ve been using the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor since April, and over the last few months, I’ve settled into a pattern with this new system.  But there have been some hiccups alongside some victories.  And that’s what this post is about, ya’ll. THE INSPIRING:  There’s no denying that not having to prick my finger is AMAZING. My fingertips feel…

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Goals

Diabetes Community By January 2, 2019 Tags: , , 5 Comments

Kicked off the work year by spotting a fellow pumper in the coffee shop.  His tubing was sticking out of his pocket, all casual, nothing-to-see-here except for being a beacon for instant connection with another funky pancreas. We compared diagnoses (“Six years ago, pumping for two years,” he said. “Thirty two years ago, pumping for 14 years,” I said.), compared…

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Podcast: Dads and Diabetes

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Podcast By December 6, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

New podcasts keep popping up all over the place, and the diabetes world is no exception.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve come across several that I’ll be highlighting here, starting today with the Dads and Diabetes podcast.  Mark and Alan, the podcast co-hosts, join me today for an informal interview.  (All my interviews are informal.  🙂 ) Kerri:  Thanks…

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Rage Bolus

Blood Sugars, Insulin By December 4, 2018 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

I’m weirdly proud to have brought this term to the DOC back in 2005 or 2006.  (My blog has fallen apart/reassembled a few different times since then, so the posts are wonkily formatted, and some are missing.)  And every time I read the phrase on someone’s post or see it on a t-shirt or actually take a frigging rage bolus,…

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The Skin I’m In

Diabetes Complications, Real Life Diabetes By December 3, 2018 Tags: , , , 12 Comments

Last week, I was happy to visit the dermatologist for my yearly skin once-over. I’ve written about skin things before (the one about melasma, and the weird toe, and dry skin like whoa), and lately, I feel like there have been more issues than usual.  I blame the weather turning mind- blowingly cold all of a sudden, as my hands…

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Advice for “Newbies”

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By November 27, 2018 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

(This prompt was pulled from the #happydiabeticchallenge over on Instagram.  To check out that hashtag, click here.) I feel weird giving advice because even after 32 years of diabetes, I’m still trying to figure things out.  A lot of the time, I have “no eyed deer” what I doing. But the main thing that I keep circling back to is the…

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Diabetes Cost of Living

Diabetes Advocacy, Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By November 16, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

It is humbling to look in the butter compartment of my fridge and see insulin.  It’s necessary.  And I’m grateful. The out of pocket cost is upwards of $380 per bottle without insurance, and making sure our family has insurance coverage is our biggest worry in regular rotation. When job situations look dicey, my first concern is insurance.  When there’s talk of storms…

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