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The Amazing, Carb-Cancelling Power of Walking.

Blogroll, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By December 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Last week, Chris and I brought the Birdzone to Disney World for some holiday family time (since we are rarely in the same place at the same time, making trips like this a welcomed changed from the hustle and chaos of the norm).  The weather was much nicer in Florida than it was in Rhode Island (when we left, it…

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Pell Bridge Run.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By November 12, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

When my friend Liz asked me to do a race with her in November, I was more concerned about whether or not I was home to participate instead of concerning myself with the specifics of the race itself. “November 10th?  Sure, I’m home that weekend.” And then I looked at the details:  it was a a 4.2 mile race over…

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Guest Post: See You in the Slipstream!

Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support By October 10, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Virtue Bajurny calls herself  “a Type 1” and has had diabetes for 20 years. Until finding Connected in Motion she hadn’t been able to meet and befriend another Type 1. She lives in Toronto, but now calls Connected in Motion home. She is a social worker and is currently working as the Community Manager for Connected in Motion.  And today,…

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Up and Running.

Blood Sugars, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By September 9, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

Being on the blood sugar wagon is good, and easy to stay on once I’m settled in and wheeling along, whistling Dixie or maybe not because I can’t whistle so perhaps instead humming the theme song to The Facts of Life.  But holy moly, falling off the wagon hurts, because it’s usually a face-first plummet into mud, or some unmentionable. …

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Not What She Thought I Was Doing.

Blood Sugars, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By August 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 20 Comments

When you get into the car after going for a run and see a blood sugar of this: … it’s way past time for glucose tabs.  So when you reach into the Spibelt you’re wearing to retrieve the glucose tabs that you stuck in there, encased in a plastic bag once used for diaper discards instead of the travel tube…

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On Being An Athlete.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By August 19, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 18 Comments

If this was college, and it was the night before the paper was due, I’d grab a dictionary and start feverishly typing the following:  “Webster’s dictionary defines ‘athlete’ as ‘a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.  Middle English, from Latin athleta, from Greek athlētēs, from athlein to contend for…

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mySugr: Feeding the Diabetes Monster.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By June 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

At first, I was all indignant about the fact that diabetes was portrayed as a monster in this app. “I can’t hate it!  Or fear it, right?  That makes it a tumbleweed of psychosocial turmoil, doesn’t it?” In efforts to truly test the app, I went all in and embraced the monster.  Which is why I’ve spent the last few…

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Raspberries.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin By June 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 7 Comments

The infusion set was on the tail-end-of-day-three-just-about-day-four, so maybe it was starting to sour. Or maybe it was going to the beach/playing in the garden/flying kites that tousled the site too much, causing the tubing to untwist just a little bit from the lock at the top of the insulin cartridge.  (Is that even possible?) Or maybe it was just…

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Summiting the Everglades.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness By May 29, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

Seb is a patient man, as well as an elite athlete.  And in August, he and I will be co-hosting the Greatest Awards Show in Diabetes as part of next North American Conference on Diabetes and Exercise, hosted by the incredible team at Insulindependence. For more on how to enter to win the 2013 Athletic Achievement Award, check out the…

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Spot Off.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Exercise & Fitness By May 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 16 Comments

BEEEEEEP!  BEEEEEP!  wails the Dexcom. Birdy, who is coloring at the kitchen table, yells back, “BEEEEEP! BEEEEEEP!  Mawm, your Dexcom is making the beep sound again,” and she absently points her red crayon towards the bottle of glucose tabs on the table nearby. For the most part, I can rely on the Dexcom to be accurate when it’s throwing out…

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Not Since Gym Class in 7th Grade

Exercise & Fitness By February 28, 2007 Tags: , , No Comments

I haven’t picked up a jump rope since gym class, seventh grade.   Back in the day, we did that “Jump Rope for Heart” thing where you collect pledges from your aunts and neighbors, then spend an afternoon in the middle school gym leaping about randomly with a length of plastic rope.  It was always utter chaos and left most people with…

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