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Drafting Off #DSMA: Diabetes Job Description.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By August 28, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

I love tuning in to the diabetes discussions on Twitter – they are always insightful and make me see things through a different (insulin-colored?) lens. The final question of last night’s #dsma chat really brought out some interesting responses: Q4 At the time of diagnosis, would it have been helpful to be offered a Position Description for life with diabetes?…

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BOLUS: Beware Of Loose, Unsupervised Snacks.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes and Emotions, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By August 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

I graze.  I’m a grazer.  Visually speaking, my food choices are spread out over a gigantic field and I run through, grabbing bites here and there and never properly taking amounts or serving sizes into account. “How many grapes did I just eat,” is a common, whispered question.  “Did I bolus for that protein bar?” is another one.  “Hey, I…

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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust for the Epically Lazy.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By August 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 9 Comments

[Insert whole paragraph about how I hate to cook/am bad at cooking/have no interest in cooking/would rather paint the deck.] I don’t normally do anything resembling a “food review” because that’s not my bag (baby).  But I’m lazy when it comes to preparing food, so if I stumble across something that makes being a lazy chef even easier, well then…

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The Dexcom / Mac Dance.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life By August 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 13 Comments

Sharing, because that’s what friends do. Brian Bosh, living with type 1 diabetes and also apparently a very clever guy, found a workaround for uploading Dexcom G4 data to a Mac computer. Yes, you read that correctly. @4thandLife https://t.co/HUp5vRTvLm — brian bosh (@bosh) August 12, 2014 “I created Chromadex because I was trying #DIYPS but hated carrying around a second…

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Looking Back: Crabs are Evil.

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By July 25, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

I’ve always struggled with the right amount of carbs for my day-to-day diabetes management (that sounds so formal, as if I plot this stuff on a spreadsheet, which I do not) and overall, my blood sugar roller coaster is less intense when my carbs are minimal (or deeply imbedded into exercise).  Today, I’m looking back at a post from 2010…

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Friday Six: But Not On Friday.

The Friday Six By July 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

SUM stuff from around the Internet: “The latest in this trend is the meme showing a fat little girl titled ‘Lil Diabeetus snacks’ as a take-off to Little Debbie Snacks.  It’s being bandied about on FaceBook as ‘cute’ and ‘funny’; an appropriate name change.  Is it funny?  I don’t think so.”  Kate weighs in on the Facebook meme. Tuesday’s #dblogcheck…

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How Often Should I Change My Lancet? (A “Grost.)

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes By July 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , 39 Comments

(Taking a cue from Glu today because when this post rolled through my feed, I was like, “Hmmm.  A lot now, but before?  NEVER!!”) Every single time there’s a new meme about changing the lancet in a finger pricker device (nope, that is not the technical term), I laugh because they are all true in that “whoops” sort of way….

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Unexpected Advocacy.

Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life, Traveling By July 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 126 Comments

The last thing I wanted to do was take my cover-up off. Chris and Birdy (and our friends and their daughter) were at a water park in New Hampshire where kids can run and play in safe-for-littles sprinklers, pools, and water slides, and as the adults, we were tasked with guarding the perimeter.  Pacing back and forth, the four of…

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Guest Post: Becoming a CDE.

Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes By July 21, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 23 Comments

Abby has been busy.  Busy doing what, you ask?  Earning her certified diabetes educator credentials!  And she’s done it!  (Congratulations, Abby!!  Hard earned, and well deserved.  The diabetes community is lucky as hell to have you in both the peer and healthcare professional capacity.)  Today, Abby has returned to guest post about her journey in becoming a CDE.  *   *  …

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CGM in the Cloud: Personal Preferences.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling By July 16, 2014 Tags: , , , , 21 Comments

“Why would you want your continuous glucose monitor information in the cloud?” Fair question, especially coming from folks in the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group, which is heavily dominated by parents of children with diabetes. I didn’t want to answer, at first, because I didn’t want to say the wrong thing.  When I meet with parents of kids with…

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The One About Broken Windows.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 11, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 5 Comments

Tackling diabetes, one window at a time. (See also:  caulk) (And the second part of the CGM in the Cloud write-up will be up on Monday. A long night with a cranky Bird didn’t make for any decent writing. Thanks for your patience!) You might also like: Looking in the Windows. D-Blog Week: Change One Life, Change the World. Guest…

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