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From Abby: Forgetting

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By January 21, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

While the snow piles up outside, I’m busy aiming to hit a writing deadline this morning.  So I talked with Abby the other day and it seems like she’s hit a patch of burnout, much like the one I’m going through.  She’s offered to post today about “forgetting,” and how, even though it seems impossible, it’s sometimes too easy to forget about…


What Dexcom Shows Me

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Robot Life By January 20, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m very rarely caught without my Dexcom, and I’ve been wearing a sensor for the better part of the last three years.  But wearing a sensor doesn’t mean that every low is caught and every high is avoided.  What it does mean is that I see every high and low in a big picture format, leaving me sometimes with more information…


A Pump Vacation

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 13, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

That insulin pump is attached to me pretty much 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  There’s very little down time when it comes to being a “pumper,” and for the most part, I don’t have attachment issues. The tubing, the infusion sets … doesn’t really bother me. Except when I’m attending a dressier event.  Aside from my wedding…


Guest Post: Pump Vacations?

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By January 12, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

In the midst of a very brief pump vacation myself (more on that later), Moira McCarthy’s guest post today really resonated for me.  I know if I told my mother (or my husband, for that matter) that I wanted to take a break from pumping, they’d read “burnout” in that admission.  But sometimes deciding to take a break from certain…


Dancing on the Beach

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family By January 3, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Jeff Hitchcock described the Marco Island conference to me as “kids dancing on the beach.”  Because I had only attended the Friends for Life conferences in Orlando, I didn’t really have a sense of what that meant. But after spending a few days in Marco Island, Florida (leaving behind a foot of snow on our back deck, thank you very much), and seeing…


The Year In Review Part Deux: 2009

Website Information By December 31, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Looking back on 2009 has made me smile, laugh, cry a little bit, and also made me a little bit dizzy.  Here’s an in-depth recap of the moment in 2009 that stood out for me – and what I’m looking forward to in 2010. January marked the completion of my first Diabetes 365 project, and also the announcement of my partnership with Dexcom. …


Post Holiday Post

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Memories By December 28, 2009 Tags: , No Comments

Christmas spans several days here in Sparlingville, mostly due to big families on both sides and plenty of dinners that take place over the holidays.  Christmas began in earnest on Thursday afternoon and stemmed well into Sunday, coming to a full stop once we got home last night and realized there wasn’t anything left under the tree to disburse or…


Pumpkin Roll

Diet and Food By December 18, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

For our dessert party last weekend, one of the things I made was a pumpkin cake roll with cream cheese filling.  My beloved aunts make this all the time, and it’s the only pumpkin-flavored thing I like.  But my aunts are like dessert genies, and their baked goods always come out perfectly, and enviably well.  I thought, “Hey, the baking…


Through My Lens

Real Life Diabetes By November 18, 2007 Tags: , No Comments

In a fit of unmanaged funds and a moment of celebratory freelance gig elation, I bought a new fancy-pants toy. I’ve become known for being the “one with the camera.”  It is important to note that this statement doesn’t mean I’m the one taking nice pictures, or the one who is marketing her photography to art enthusiasts everywhere.  I just…