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August 28, 2014
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Clouds


3 ring binder per class. Check! Loose leaf paper. Check! Colored pencils. Check! Sticky notes (various sizes). Check! 3 jumbo book covers. Check! Glue sticks. Check! Dry erase markers and eraser. Check! Packs of dividers (5). Check! Texas Instruments 30 IIS calculator. Check! Flash... (READ MORE)

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Give and Take


Isn't life all just a bit of give and take? We give things to get others, we take things to give ourselves things or to give others things (ala Robin Hood?). I think this is particularly true with diabetes. For example, at a wedding held later in the night, I might take a piece of cake to give myself either two hours of dancing OR maybe give myself a sleepless rest of the evening because of skyrocketing bloodsugar. I give myself a... (READ MORE)

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Impossible Possibilities


A year ago, we got the Dexcom and it changed our lives. There was so much hype about the Dexcom and so many trusted members of the diabetes community singing its praises that it could no longer be ignored. During the past year it became a transformative tool in our diabetes toolbox. Me and Dexcom became old pals; going everywhere together. A friend recently commented on some Instagram photos I posted; aptly calling the Dexcom my Flat... (READ MORE)

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Sometimes....


Sometimes I'm just plain tired of living the diabetes life. I'm tired of poking myself, tired of worrying, tired of answering questions. Thirty years of living with diabetes, with occasional glimmers of hope seems just unfair. Glimmers of hope that have included, in the years I've had it, the dawning of home blood glucose monitoring - and all of the advances (including meter size shrinking, sample size shrinking, and accuracy improving), the advent of the insulin pump, the... (READ MORE)

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Snake Oil in the Grass?


Some of my greatest learning and teaching experiences come from random encounters. Some are definite "angel moments", when one feels that one has been put in a situation precisely because one's background and expertise is necessary to aid a person or persons in trouble; others are not nearly as "divine" or "otherworldly", but it's still a matter of expertise meeting learning need, and it's still my honor to help or learn. Sometimes, though, one has to... (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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