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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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Take Good Care of Me.

Dexcom, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By May 29, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 11 Comments

“I’m going to draw a picture of Grandpa.” “Okay, so where do you start?” She put her finger to her lips, pondering.  “How about … a head!  With two eyes!  And a nose with nostrils.  And some cheeks.” Birdy pressed her pen against the paper, painstakingly drawing a circle for the head, and then two eyes, and a nose.  Her…

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Hard to Capture.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness By May 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

With Twitter as the medium, there’s only so much that can be captured with only 140 characters at your disposal, especially when there are always so many juggling balls aloft.  Since it’s mostly intrinsic, these thought processes, I forget what parts are unfamiliar to people who aren’t living with diabetes.  After looking back at the Storify-version of my #dayofdiabetes experience,…

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A #dayofdiabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By May 24, 2013 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

There’s not much of an option for a day without diabetes, but sometimes the friends and acquaintances I’ve made through social media aren’t as acutely aware of the food math and thought process behind each insulin dose decision, so I’m jumping on the #dayofdiabetes bandwagon. Chris Snider at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia took up the challenge of “live-tweeting” a day…

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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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Changing the Animas Ping Song: Top Gun

Diabetes Tech, Insulin, Pumping Insulin By August 22, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

A few years ago, I was talking with (or was I actually hanging out with?) Faye from SugarBump.  She’s a talented photographer, baker of some badass Novolog cake pops, and discovered she’s apparently a crackerjack Animas composer.  Our very own Beethoven … only she did something better than Beethoven.  She figured out how to replace his Für Elise on my pump with ……

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Guest Post: For All the Ladies

Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 12, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

Carey Potash is one of my favorite writers.  Period.  Not one of my favorite bloggers or one of my favorite diabetes-centric scribes, but just plain one of my favorite writers.  His writing makes me think.  He makes me laugh.  (And he makes me cry while I’m laughing, but I don’t realize it until my cheeks are wet.)  Carey has agreed…

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Guest Post: The PODS People

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 2, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

When I was at the Roche Summit in San Diego last month, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Brandy Barnes, founder of The Diabetes Sisters organization aiming to connect and inspire women with diabetes.  We were talking, as a group, about how Pharma has partnered with and supported diabetes initiatives across the country.  And today, Brandy has offered to guest post about…

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Denise Jonas Talks About Diabetes Support

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 14, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

Denise Jonas is the mother of a kid with diabetes, only her kid with diabetes happens to be Nick Jonas (known in the teen circles as “OMG Nick Jonas,” first name “OMG”).  Denise recently stepped in as celebrity spokesmom for the Disney Online and Lilly Diabetes collaboration I (and lots of others) blogged about this morning, and she was able to take…

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Adjusting Overnight Basals

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin By June 21, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

I do not enjoy basal testing.  Even though I sometimes go six hour clips without having a snack (thanks, Birdy and your busy ways), something about knowing I can’t eat or exercise makes me want to do a 5K while simultaneously chomping down on some soft serve. But when I noticed that I was going to bed at a completely…

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Joslin Medalists: How Far We’ve Come, and How Far We Can Go

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community By June 14, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

During the Joslin medalist meeting last week, I didn’t say anything.  I wasn’t presenting or doing any kind of networking.  I was invited as “media” (totally in quotes) but I attended as a grown-up child with diabetes, hoping to continue on that path of growing up.   I sat next to a woman named Eleanor (my beloved grandmother’s name) and she…

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From Abby: Forgetting

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By January 21, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

While the snow piles up outside, I’m busy aiming to hit a writing deadline this morning.  So I talked with Abby the other day and it seems like she’s hit a patch of burnout, much like the one I’m going through.  She’s offered to post today about “forgetting,” and how, even though it seems impossible, it’s sometimes too easy to forget about…

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What Dexcom Shows Me

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Robot Life By January 20, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m very rarely caught without my Dexcom, and I’ve been wearing a sensor for the better part of the last three years.  But wearing a sensor doesn’t mean that every low is caught and every high is avoided.  What it does mean is that I see every high and low in a big picture format, leaving me sometimes with more information…

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