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February 28, 2015
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Dear Abby and Everyone's Rights


There was a test strip that X used. There was blood on edge of the test strip that X used. The test strip that X used had sat on the desk. The desk is now tainted by the blood on the test strip that X used. There was work on the desk. The work is now tainted from the desk that held the test strip that X used. The work was picked up by Y. Y's hands are now contaminated by X's blood from the test strip that lie on his desk when Y's work was... (READ MORE)

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The Nasty Low


What a weird disease. It’s not enough that unregulated glucose spits like a sprinkler from his liver at all hours of the night making it impossible to get a handle on things. It’s not enough that the same food he eats one day has a completely opposite effect the next. It’s not enough that we’re at the mercy of biological factors we can’t even begin to fathom yet we continue to believe one of these days we’ll finally solve this mother of... (READ MORE)

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Trial, Error, and Why Am I Doing This to Myself?


Let's start at the beginning. My A1c, as of last week, was 6.1 — well within treatment goals for diabetes, but higher than that of people without diabetes — and there only for the grace of 500 mg metformin daily. What the doctor saw, before the lab reports, were a lot of numbers in the 70s and 80s. "I see you've been having a number of lows," she said. "I don't trust those numbers," I responded. "I'm sure I'm missing a lot of the... (READ MORE)

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Getting My A1c to 6%


Since Monday, I have made several changes to my diabetes management in efforts to get my A1c down into the pre-pregnancy range of 6 to 6.5%. Before my endo appointment on Monday, I downloaded the data from my Dexcom, t:slim, and Verio IQ meter to look at trends. It was obvious that I needed changes since my averages were out-of-range. I adjusted all my ratios and basals to increase my insulin across the board. When I started working out in January, I decreased my basals due to... (READ MORE)

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Buried in snow and Diabetics in the wild


The snow.... The snow.... All. Of. This. Snow. And the cold too. This winter has been a bear. Not a hibernating one either, a rip roaring angry claw throwing teeth gnashing grizzly of a beast. No fun. I've kept on talk of work outs, and I've been shoveling like mad, which is great for being bloodsugar down - provided I start somewhere up in the stratosphere. Snow is the enemy of high bloodsugar. Snow is the friend of lip quivering, pale in the... (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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