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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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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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