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November 23, 2014
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All Kinds of Changes

Last Saturday, I’d been struggling with an entire week above 200 that just didn’t seem to want to budge. So I decided that I couldn’t risk the Omnipod anymore and I had to pull it from my management routine, at least until things settled down. I started twice-daily Lantus injections on Saturday night and have been working out the kinks of being back on MDIs since then. The first three days of switching to MDIs were rough. Watching the Lantus take effect slowly was like waiting for... (READ MORE)

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Disclosure on Interesting Fronts

So.... I had a real bad low bloodsugar the other night. The kind of low bloodsugar that might have required an ambulance call had I not relented, finally and after much go around, to taking the treatment that was being offered to me. Ambulances make noise. They make lights. They make attention at 2:30 in the morning. Which brought up a discussion about disclosure. "Do your neighbors know you're a diabetic?" "No, I've only been here a couple of weeks and... (READ MORE)

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Some Days It's Not So Easy

A few days ago, I wrote about how some days diabetes is a breeze. Some days, it's just not. Sunday was one of those diabetes days for me. Even though I had a great, productive day in other ways - I cleaned, did laundry, visited a great friend, and then went and shared time with a love and his family on his mom's birthday weekend - the diabetes kept showing its ugly face in ways that were both frustrating and confusing. I woke up with an in range... (READ MORE)

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Exciting News

I've been holding on to some exciting news for awhile. Part of my MIA status and burnout of late is the added "busy-ness" and stress of wedding planning. Whose wedding you ask? Mine! Ross and I are officially engaged and officially releasing it to the public. It went Facebook official a few weeks ago even though the real deal happened awhile back. We're excited and I'm stressed. We've set our date for next summer and official wedding planning is underway. My dress was ordered. I... (READ MORE)

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It's World Diabetes Day- 2014 version

Happy World Diabetes Day! And Diabetes Awareness Month! Man, life is busy. Brilliantly busy. So much is happening both with everyday life and my diabetes that I cannot believe that it’s November 14th. Where has 2014 gone? Wasn’t it summer just a few days ago? Now it’s 30 degrees here in Texas! For World Diabetes Day, I am wearing my blue and doing my usual posts on Facebook. But I am not engaged in Diabetes Awareness Month like usual. I’ve seen some posts around the blogosphere... (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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