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August 27, 2014
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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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That Time I Got A Weird Infection... That Was My Own Doing


I want to start by saying that in our twenties, we sometimes do dumb things. I suppose that's true of any age, but our the twenties seem particularly ripe for it. We're sometimes off on our own for the first time, we often feel oddly invincible (even with a serious chronic), we're not all that street wise. We're you know, in our twenties. Sooooo.... Anyway. In my early twenties, I met a dude who was super nice in the endocrinologist's waiting room and we became instant... (READ MORE)

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Turning Point


Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in... (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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