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Healthcare Hamster Wheel.

Healthcare, Infertility and Pregnancy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By March 28, 2016 Tags: , , , 48 Comments

For the last few years, doctor’s appointments have felt like an exercise in “checking the boxes.”  Yeah, I called and made an appointment with my endocrinologist.  Yeah, I had my A1C drawn and the result was either given to me that day or a week later by way of calling the clinic.  Sure, I get weighed and we download my…

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Gimme a Beet!

Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food, Infertility and Pregnancy By March 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 16 Comments

Beets haven’t always been top-of-preference for my palette.  I read somewhere that people either love the taste of beets or think they taste like dirt, and I used to be in the latter camp.  But these days, beets are most desirable and I am looking for a calendar dedicated entirely to them, preferably wearing suspenders … and only suspenders. Problem is,…

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Six Until You.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By March 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 77 Comments

Dear Baby, Six years ago, I gave birth to your sister.  It was the most incredible moment of my life, and up until recently, she’s been my top-notch, absolute favorite person in the world. “But wait … now I’ll be your favorite because I’m your first, and my brother will be your favorite because he’s your last,” interrupted Birdy, who…

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D-Blog Week: What Brings Me Down … and Then Back Up.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By May 14, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 20 Comments

Diabetes has made my body broken in ways I don’t readily admit, but I am sometimes forced to acknowledged.  People talk about my daughter’s chances of developing the disease and they always give me what they think is a comforting comment – “At least it would be the devil you know,” – but that doesn’t ease my boxed-away fears and…

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Friday Six, Plus a Few.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, The Friday Six By September 6, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 8 Comments

We have more than six items here, but who’s counting?  (Me, and clearly not that well.)  Onward! I have had this song stuck in my head for over two weeks, and a Doritos commercial is to blame.  The hitchhiking banana doesn’t hurt. We need less than 200 signatures to hit the 5,000 mark on this petition to put diabetes on…

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Diaries of a Diabetic Girl.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Memories, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By July 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 16 Comments

The last time I cracked the binding on these journals was back in 2009, when I was cleaning out the apartment I was living in at the time.  I happened upon them again last night, while searching for something in the attic.  (I never found what I was looking for up there, but I did come down with a bunch…

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Pineapple Express

Diet and Food, Infertility and Pregnancy By December 14, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Hi there.  I’m addicted to pineapple. This week, I’ll be five months pregnant, and it seems like the vitamin C cravings I had early on in my pregnancy are back with a vengeance.  Orange juice (yes, with pulp), kiwi fruit, apples, raisins (even though they’re low in it, I still want them), and pineapple.  To the point where Chris and I bought a…

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H1N1: Fighting for the Vaccine

Diabetes Advocacy, Infertility and Pregnancy By November 2, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Last week, I toddled my pregnant self up to the Joslin Clinic for my endocrinologist appointment and an ultrasound with my OB/Gyn.  And as excited as I was about the ultrasound and the opportunity for Chris and I to see our baby kicking around in there (more on that later), I was just as excited about the H1N1 vaccine. I know.  I…

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