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May 28, 2015
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Hairy Eyeballs


During that long first week in the hospital following diagnosis, the endocrinologists and nurses teach you many things. A proper hairy eyeball is not one of them. The hairy eyeball comes with time. Eyes are squinted at 30 degrees without blinking. Head moves slowly in direction of intended target and protrudes forward alien-like. Lips are tightly aligned and locked. Limbs and torso are... (READ MORE)

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Medtronic and IBM Watson Health


IBM is reinventing itself with its development of the Watson Health unit and its venture into the Health Care Industry. The Watson computer is capable of understanding the English language, it can gather and learn from data at an up-to-date-speed, and it is capable of storing all of the data in the Cloud. IBM has recently partnered with Medtronic to use the Watson Health system to analyze “Big Data” and make new developments in the care of diabetes. Diabetes is an ideal approach... (READ MORE)

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One Month Married


As of yesterday, Ross and I have been married for a month. It has flown by and I can’t quite wrap my head around where the time has gone. The honeymoon was fabulous but sped by faster than we could blink. Work has been very busy with a multitude of projects wrapping up and new ones jump-starting. And married life is consuming every ounce of our beings. It feels like there are so many things happening and changing that my head is just spinning in circles. I am overwhelmed, to say... (READ MORE)

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Typo


Because I apparently have a lot of free time on my hands and because I’m remarkably immature, I offer my first installment of a series I will call, “Typo.” If you’re like me, you might be lazy. You might have a pile of clean clothes on the side of your bed the size of an igloo that you promised your wife you’d put away weeks ago. You might also shorten words because one-syllable words are way easier to say than two. I often refer to Dexcom as Dex.... (READ MORE)

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Baby’s Day Out


“Why aren’t you freaking out?” Susanne asked me, as she stuffed the seventy-ninth juice box into Charlie’s drawstring bag to add to the 1000-count container of grape glucose tabs. The weight of the bag dropped him to the floor like an anchor and he scrambled around on his back like a crab. “Aren’t you nervous???” “Yeah, I’m nervous,” I said, although it didn’t sound as if I was. I fiddled with my phone, making swift visits to Instagram... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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