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Guest Post: For All the Ladies

Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 12, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

Carey Potash is one of my favorite writers.  Period.  Not one of my favorite bloggers or one of my favorite diabetes-centric scribes, but just plain one of my favorite writers.  His writing makes me think.  He makes me laugh.  (And he makes me cry while I’m laughing, but I don’t realize it until my cheeks are wet.)  Carey has agreed…

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The Glucose Meter Shuffle

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Tech By August 11, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

I have several One Touch meters, a Freestyle one, and a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor that I consult on a regular basis.  (Not usually at the same time, but I have been doing multiple checks recently.  More on that below.)  I also have an Agamatrix meter and an Accu-chek one, somewhere in the diabetes cupboard in the bathroom, only without…

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Hacked: Jay Radcliffe, Insulin Pumps, and Diabetes Sensationalism

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By August 5, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Jay Radcliffe is a fellow type 1 diabetic, and I remember reading his diabetes blog way back in the day, when I first started blogging.  We read and commented on each other’s posts, and we were both part of the blogosphere when the DOC first started to grow.  I knew he was married, had children, and did the day-to-day diabetes…

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Guest Post: Nor Shall My Pump Sleep In My Pocket

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Healthcare By July 21, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

I’m traveling again today, but thanks to the musings of my type 1 friend across the pond, there’s something popping up here on SUM today.  Actually, I love this guest post, because Tom Hrebren gives a Brit’s-eye-view of the American health care system, and it surprised me a little bit.  And he opens with a little William Blake …  *   *   * These…

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Coco, Disney, Lilly, and Nick Jonas’s … Mom

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support By July 14, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

At Friends for Life, several members of the DOC had a chance to meet up with representatives from Lilly (one being the same guy who rode over on the Magical Disney Bus with me from the airport, and he had the most impossibly teeny carry-on bag.  Only a guy could pack business clothes for a week into one, single carry-on. …

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New Animas Vlog: Welcome to My Garden Party

Diabetes Videos By July 1, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Normally, I have reasonable control of my nouns.  I know the words for things, but for some reason, this video had me completely tongue-tied.  I tried to talk about how moments of exercise have been sneaking into my daily routine, almost by accident, but ended up talking about the “secret weapons” of my garden.  I apologize for not knowing the…

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Destructo Kerri

Robot Life By June 16, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

When Chris and I first started dating, I had him fooled.  Because I was able to maneuver in high heels and I hadn’t yet fallen in front of him (just for him … aww?), he didn’t have any reason to think I was a clumsy fool.  But I remember the moment, after we had been dating for a few months…

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From Abby: My First TCOYD

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By June 13, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Over the weekend, the TCOYD conference team visited Albany, NY.  I was hoping to make it to this conference, but ended up all tangled in life stuff.  (Like a Sparling spiderweb.  Ew.  Spiders.)  Thankfully, Abby was nearby and able to spend the day checking out her first TCOYD event.  (And she got to meet up with the fabulous Karen and Caroline, and several other members…

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Need vs. Want

Dexcom, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Robot Life By June 10, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

When I was planning my pregnancy, I wanted a Dexcom because I desperately wanted to bring down my A1C without crashing and burning into a pile of low blood sugars.  But when I was pregnant and dealing with the epic lows of my first trimester (hello, 29 mg/dl without symptoms), I needed my CGM. Sometimes the Dexcom is not on-target.  If I am hyper-calibrating and feeding it too…

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Guest Post: Why I MDI

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Robot Life By June 10, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about a diabetes technology piece that works in my life.  But wearing a device – two or three devices, some of us – isn’t for everyone.  Diabetes management varies like New England weather (hello, 95 yesterday and 68 today).  Today’s guest post comes from Erin O’Neil, who eloquently shares her tale of why she went from pumping to…

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Novolog Cake Pops = Amazing.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By June 7, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

You know when you’re skimming through the newsfeed on Facebook, and something totally grabs your face and says “LOOK AT ME I AM THE AWESOME?” Yes, that’s precisely what happened when I stumbled upon Faye’s photo of Novolog-inspired cake pops.  (You did read that correctly.  Here, look:)  Faye has been living with type 1 since the age of 9, and…

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Guest Blog: #hcsm and a Prescription for the Health Care Industry

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Healthcare By January 25, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Today I am very proud to be hosting a guest post from Dana Lewis.  Dana Lewis is an interactive marketing specialist at a non-profit health system serving the Greater Seattle area. However, her tweets and thoughts (ranging from #hcsm to gluten-free cupcakes and elephants for BSparl) are always her own. She has had type 1 diabetes for eight years, celiac disease for two years, and is a fierce…

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