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April 24, 2014
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Field Trips and Werewolves


I was called into a conference room where two men in their mid-30s were leaning into a computer monitor reviewing something I had apparently written and submitted to them. It was some sort of documentation explaining my need to be with Charlie in case of emergency. They seemed like a couple of nice guys and appeared accommodating to my requests. My outside-looking-in self didn’t know what to make of the animated images my dream self added to... (READ MORE)

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Anything You'd Actually Miss?


Someone asked me the other day - "if diabetes were to suddenly just go away - is there anything you would miss?" I had to take a few minutes to think on this. My knee jerk, automatic reaction was "Of course not - everything about this sort of sucks and there is nothing to miss." But, in giving it some thought there might be a thing or two that I would miss about diabetes. Starting with a body awareness that I am quite certain I'd probably not have if it... (READ MORE)

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Etiquette-y Things


I had a work dinner last night with some leadership from my office. I always find diabetes etiquette at these things to be kind of tricky. It was a four course meal, with salad, soup, entree' and dessert and coffee. There was also a selection of gluten free and non-gluten free dinner rolls. I felt way too full of questions for waitress... "Could I get my dressing on the side? How much sugar is in it?" A course later... (READ MORE)

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Usher is Our Only Hope


When I first heard the news of Usher’s son’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, I thought, “how sad to have yet another young member of our T1 community.” My second thought, though, was, “How can Usher help me?” Like Princess Leia’s hologram to Obi-Wan Kenobi, I’m feeling compelled to get a message to Usher to let him know just how dire the situation is. I regret that I am unable to present my request to you in person but my... (READ MORE)

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Exercise


It's that time of year... Spring!!!! It's the time of year that finds me chopping at the bit to get more fit, to run more, to do more. I've been running 3-4 miles 3-4 days a week, dancing a couple of times a week, plus throwing in some weight training and yoga. I'm pretty much getting a work out every single day. This is a great thing. I've already dumped a couple of pounds of winter weight - and I'm on my way to being summer ready in short order. I feel... (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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