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January 28, 2015
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Hypo Recovery

Lows are really nothing new to me. In the past (almost) 22 years, I've experienced every variety of low blood sugar. Two seizures, multiple black outs, the "I'm fine" at 32, the nauseating 85, and everything in between. That certainly doesn't mean that I'm used to them or that each low doesn't feel like a new and treacherous journey. They still scare me. They still annoy me. And they still overrun my life at times. Since I've hit the gym and the calorie counting on an aggressive... (READ MORE)

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The Best Part Charlie had us rolling on floor the other day when that diabetes commercial came on for the millionth time. You know the one – the guy in the sweater peddling the “talking meter.” In perfect timing, Charlie recited the sales pitch as he walked upstairs toward his room. “And the best part about it is you don’t have to prick your fingers anymore!” Snowflakes ... (READ MORE)

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Personal Training Feedback

My first personal training session was on Tuesday. For the next two to four weeks, I am doing two sessions with the trainer each week and the rest of my workouts on my own with a program that she built for me and my goals. I'm enjoying it so far but it's only three days in to being aggressive with my weight loss and fitness goals. The session on Tuesday was a little getting to know me and a lot of work out. It wasn't hard. Challenging but not hard. I never felt like I couldn't do... (READ MORE)

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Shut ‘r Down

When I began blogging about our life with type 1 diabetes, it was initially all about Charlie. It started as a way to cope with his diagnosis through humor. As time went on, new emotions emerged onto the page – Anger. Frustration. Sadness … Bitterness. But what started as a blog about Charlie and what type 1 diabetes was doing to him, began to shift to what it was doing to me; what it was doing to Susanne. ... (READ MORE)

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FSA Madness

Monday's mail brought a rather disturbing letter from the administrator of our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). In the name of "improving" the "benefit" of an FSA, the managing insurance company (which is neither our health insurance company nor our dental insurance company nor any of the other benefits insurance companies) announced it will be suspending access to those accounts for what amounts to an entire month. The suspension runs like... (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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