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December 19, 2014
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Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym... (READ MORE)

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Fix His Hair!

FIX HIS HAIR!!! There are many words that are shouted from the bench during the course of a youth hockey game. "Skate!!!" is a popular one. "[Insert boy name]!!! Skate!!!" adds more specificity. There are penalty box doors slammed with great force by occupants who feel unfairly accused and there are stick blades slapped against the boards in a chorus when a puck slips through the opposing goalie. ... (READ MORE)

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The Bed Has a Nicole Print...

I went to sleep last night and dreamed nearly immediately. In my slumber, I saw big buildings and giant purple birds and there was an underground city (a recurring theme in my dreams) and also I was late for an important meeting because I was swimming in an ocean filled with splashing kids and pink seals. All very exciting, but thankfully not enough to keep me resting. I woke up with a bit of a start and for just a moment thought I'd gone swimming in real life (not my... (READ MORE)

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Starting on the t:slim

I am officially underway with Tandem’s t:slim insulin pump. Last Wednesday, I went in for initial training and have been enjoying the differences and newness for the past six days. After so much trouble with the Omnipod, I am hesitant to be “sold” on the t:slim but overall, I’m enjoying it. It has fun features and the fact that my insulin increments are tiny is comforting to know that I’m really maximizing my insulin doses. Getting started was fairly simple. Inputting my basal... (READ MORE)

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Piece of Mind Makes Ease of Bloodsugar

I had a great weekend. Saturday was spent first having my hair cut and colored by one of my best friends, then heading for a three mile run. Next up was lunch with another of my best gals, followed by a text session with yet another of the ladies I love. I proceeded to the nail salon and got my first manicure in six months. Then it was off to TJ Maxx to return a faulty straightening iron and get another one; which turned into getting lost browsing around and finding 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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