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July 28, 2014
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The L Train


There is a stark difference between my "see ya later" to my camper and other parents' to theirs. "OK, have fun!" one mom told her son. "OK, don't pass out," I say to mine. The mom laughed and said to her son, "I don't want to hear from you until 4:30 pm this time!" Apparently there was a big ordeal with skates that didn't fit the prior day which caused him to miss some of the camp. ... (READ MORE)

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Under the Weather: Stressed Out


July has been a pretty wild month. I started it with vacation and since then, I have had every unexpected surprise in the world happen. Yesterday was an incredibly stressful day. The frustrating thing is that all the craziness is actually okay and good. It’s just one of those things as it moves forward is difficult. Today, I’m feeling under the weather and I’m positive the stress of this week did it. Towards the end of the afternoon yesterday, I started to feel the symptoms of a... (READ MORE)

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Weird Things


Today, I figured I'd share a list things I've encountered recently or over my thirty two years with diabetes... They're things that popped into my head over the past week, and it's Friday and I have used all of my blogging energy up for the week. So - a list! The first time I saw someone inject insulin through clothing... I thought... Hm. Interesting. And then I tried it myself. And then I got something called cotton fever. And then the doctor had to infuse me with IV... (READ MORE)

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Funny Little Things


I was at boxing class the other day, and quite honestly I was taking my chances. I knew it. I had been low earlier in the day and used all of my emergency juice to treat that insulin reaction, leaving me at class (which is directly after work) with no juice whatsoever. No good. Of course, that day - the day I have no juice would be the exact day that diabetes picks to do its dirty work. Mid-class, I had a plummet. Just dropped to very low and but quick. I sat to test and... (READ MORE)

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The Dollar$ Side of Depression


I don't often write about mental health issues. Mostly that's because I was brought up to believe in "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" and "therapy usually does more harm than good". That story is not up for discussion; it's at least as strongly ingrained in me as Creationism is in literalist religious denominations. That said, it's hard to live surrounded by modern media and remain ignorant of the "signs and symptoms of clinical depression". 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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