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August 27, 2015
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I used to believe that Disney’s Magic Kingdom was “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Then I went to Dskate. Where do I begin? I have so many incredible memories to share from our week in Montreal at Dskate – a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes who play hockey. I guess I’ll begin at the beginning. The camp itinerary said that drop off time was between 7:30-8 am and pickup was at 4:30 pm. I kind of laughed at the... (READ MORE)

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Spousal Support: My Husband is a Rock

Day-in and day-out living with type 1 diabetes often slips by me. The nuances of what it means to live with a chronic illness for the majority of your life are so easily ignored. As Ross and I have spent a lot of time in the last weeks talking around and about my health, it hit me that we live a very odd life compared to so many others. I stood in the kitchen while Ross held out a new Dexcom sensor and stuck the adhesive to my arm. “Do you want it on the 1 or the 3?” Before I... (READ MORE)

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Is Diabetes Getting on Your Nerves?

By Mary Kemp of There’s no question that being a diabetic can be a frustrating nerve-shredding experience, literally. Being a diabetic can affect your nerves, and can lead to a type of nerve damage known as diabetic neuropathy. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases estimate that 60-70% of diabetics will experience some form of... (READ MORE)

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Starting on Low-Carb

Today was my second appointment with Nurse C, the CDE in my new endo practice. She’s been a great resource and has already helped motivate me to get my averages down to the 170s. However, I’m obviously still not in the “green light” range for pregnancy. It wasn’t an easy appointment today as I poured my fears out to her about getting pregnant and my struggle to not feel completely overwhelmed in trying to prepare. There was no judgement on the other side of the table; only support... (READ MORE)

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Oh Man.... Sorry!

I am so sorry about my hiatus. I know you're just dying to know where I've been. I've got one word for you: summer. And it's been an alright summer. I've watched cars race, dirt bikes climb tall rocks in a single bound, I've hiked and I've swum. I've gotten sun. I've been working out like a mad woman high on whatever it is my body produces to make me feel so good during and after kick ass work outs. It's been hot and humid here in New England, but... (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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