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October 22, 2014
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Test Before You Drive


I have a friend, M, who has diabetes and never, ever tests her bloodsugar before she gets behind the wheel. This has always worried me about her. On Wednesday, she had a bad accident after passing out behind the wheel. She hit another car head on. I thank the universe that no one was killed, but she and the driver of the other vehicle were both badly injured. She's got a long healing road ahead of her, as does the woman she hit. I was talking about the... (READ MORE)

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Practice and why it matters


Oh boy. That's about all I have to say about the two days I've just had. I had been unable to get an in-range sugar for over 48 hours. Two full days. No sugars in the 80-150 sweet spot. Everything either elevated or too low. And it is making me bananas. Since 90% of the sugars have been out of range on the high side, I tried a few things to eliminate outside factors. I took an anti anxiety medication midway through the day yesterday when I realized my climbing sugars... (READ MORE)

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Much Ado About the Mouse


PWD have had a long, interesting, and conflicted relationship with mice. The annual Friends for Life conference is held at Disney World (one of Mickey Mouse's Houses). Now, the last time I was at a Disney resort it was over a quarter-century ago, in California, but I seem to recall a dearth of "healthy" food — much less suitable for a PWD doing exchanges or low-carb, or living with celiac. (Love the venue; hate the menu?) "Non-obese diabetic"... (READ MORE)

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Keep Calm, and If the Sensor Fits...


Along with retro eyeglasses and photo booth mustaches, the past two seasons have been rife with riffs on old advice phrases. Starting with "Keep Calm and Carry On", attributed to Queen Victoria (along with, "Think of England"), we've had "Keep Calm and Craft On", "Keep Calm and Carry Yarn" (thought up by our yarn instructor), and the seasonal "Keep Calm and Ride On", done up as a Victorianesque road sign with a silhouette of the... (READ MORE)

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I Don't Do So Hot With Travel


So, this holiday weekend I traveled. And I realize that when it comes to diabetes, healthy eating, and activity - I don't do so hot on when it comes to traveling. My bloodsugars held steady while getting to my destination - probably because I packed a little snack pack of healthy food and tested before getting on my way, but once I got going - all bets were off. Upon arrival at the hotel, I found very little healthful food within walking distance. Though every menu has a... (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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