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Syrupy Thick.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 5, 2015 Tags: 8 Comments

The reasons why I ended up so high are complicated: a combination of poor bolus calculation, not pre-bolusing, a higher carb meal, and an infusion set ripened and rotting at the end of day three made for that wicked high blood sugar.  I need to own it because there are things I could have done differently for a better outcome….

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Spare a Rose, Save a Child.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community By January 13, 2015 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

From February 1 – 14, the diabetes online community is hosting our annual Spare A Rose campaign.  You remember that one, right?  The one where you send eleven roses instead of twelve on Valentine’s Day, taking the value of that saved rose (averaged out to $5) and donating that to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program, which…

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Missing Meter.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling By December 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

The initial search through my bag was kind of nonchalant.  “Where is my meter bag?”  Bright pink with a smiling bear on one side, it’s a hard bag to misplace, even in the seemingly unending abyss of my purse. But the flurry of leaving the house that morning to catch an early flight left me mentally snowed-in.  I brought it…

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February Comes Fast.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By October 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Chris always sums up Spare a Rose in the same way:  “It’s so simple. So sticky. And so important.” Because it is. February is fast-approaching (Don’t act like you don’t know – it’s October today!  Time refuses to stand still.) and now is the time to start thinking about how you and your company can participate in the Spare a…

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Official Spare a Rose Totals.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By February 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Official totals for the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign came in at $27,265.17, from 832 donations.  Below is a second letter from Dr. Graham Ogle, thanking our community for our participation:   [Link to full-size PDF file] I love how community efforts gave rise to a beautiful message from the DOC to our friends, globally.  And I also…

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Happy Flowerless Valentine’s Day: Spare a Rose.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By February 14, 2014 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Today is the last day of the Spare A Rose campaign, and as of this morning, the diabetes community has raised $19821.34 from 604 donations. Our original goal was to raise $10,000, and we’ve almost met that goal twice over in the course of two weeks.  And it’s still early this Valentine’s Day – final totals will be compiled over…

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Spare a Rose: Halfway There!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Insulin By February 7, 2014 Tags: , , No Comments

The folks at the IDF reached out to let me know that, in a week’s time, the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign has raised $5,800 dollars.  We are more than halfway to our goal of $10,000! There is still work to do.  The goal of $10,000 can be reached, through large and small donations, through outreach, through our…

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Spare a Rose.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes By January 31, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

They’re so often a symbol of love and romantic relationships, but lovely as they are, roses wilt within a week or two, and eventually end up discarded. Five dollars per rose, sixty dollars for a dozen. But the cost of those roses can provide life-sustaining insulin for a child with diabetes for an entire year. Through the Spare a Rose,…

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