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Diabetes Art Day Outtakes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family By February 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Before we settled on paper dolls for Diabetes Art Day, there was an unnatural exploration of cats and a finger painting app on the iPad (don’t read that sentence too fast or it will give you an unintended mental image).  This is what happens when the snow keeps falling and it’s far too heavy and constant to shovel so you’re…

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Smash.

Diabetes Products, Healthcare, Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By January 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 40 Comments

It slipped out of my hand and smacked against the tile floor, making a thick, heavy sound that went silent and caused guilt almost immediately, like dropping your mom’s favorite Christmas tree ornament and watching it smash into a dozen pieces. Brand new bottle of insulin, used previously for one, single pump cartridge filling.  I had just taken it out…

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Zookeeper.

Real Life Diabetes By September 19, 2013 Tags: , , 1 Comment

I am the zookeeper today.  The keeper of the zoo of chaos.  The same zoo that the cat keeps walking through, like Loopzilla.  With a test strip in her Zoopzilla mouth, no less. Whoops. You might also like: Rewind. Diabetes Art Day: Strip Safely Edition. Ten Things About Things. This is how we do it.

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Sleep, Perchance to … Sleep.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By September 5, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

Do the “check my blood sugar” routine before bed, to see that my blood sugar is rising.  Perform conservative correction.  Listen to the Dexcom wail for a few hours as my blood sugar falls back into range.  Wake up at 3 am to test again, to make sure I haven’t over-corrected.  Looks okay at 3 am.  Wake up at 4…

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Loopy.

Uncategorized By September 4, 2013 Tags: 13 Comments

“Siah looks lonely.  She needs a friend,” said my daughter.  “Let’s get a cat and name it Loopy?” Welcome to the family, Loopy. You might also like: Hashtag Motherhood with Diabetes. Diabetes Art Day Outtakes. When Sleep Becomes “Sleep.” Anti-Rant.

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