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January 29, 2015
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National Drug Facts Week: Being Informed


Apparently it’s National Drug Facts Week from January 26th to January 31st. Who knew? Personally, I didn’t but I can’t say that I’m connected to the medication world much. Yes, I rely on a prescription medication every moment of my life just to survive. But other than that, I try to steer clear of prescription medications when possible. National Drug Facts Week is about understanding your meds, feeling informed to ask the right questions, identifying side effects, and knowing... (READ MORE)

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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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Prickings


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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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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