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June 30, 2015
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Medical Bills and Debt

A big part of Ross and I’s new married life is adjusting to a different set of finances and a different way of managing them. Both of us have lived on our own with full-time jobs for quite a few years, so we’ve become accustomed to a specific way of life. Even during our dating and engagement, we saw the difference in how we manage and spend money. We each have our own things that we like to spend on and save for like splurge Coach purses (me) and hunting gear (him). One of the... (READ MORE)

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Diabetes is Coming

This just in from several news outlets … “Strawberries Join the Fight Against Diabetes” In a move that shocked cinnamon’s landscape, strawberries have agreed to join them in their fight against diabetes. Longtime enemies, cinnamon and strawberries have agreed to put their differences aside in an attempt to defend against diabetes’ deadly forces. The unlikely merger between the berry and the... (READ MORE)

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Sick Day Insulin Needs

On Thursday of last week, I noticed a pain above my left eye. It was kind of like a headache but more like sinus pressure. By Friday morning, I felt the pressure start in my ears, a tell-tale sign that I’m getting sick. I followed my usual protocol: increase vitamins, start immune-boosting supplements, and rest as much as possible. It was a busy weekend with Father’s Day and a family get together but overall, I felt okay. The headache came and went randomly. I took an... (READ MORE)

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Post-Crash Follow-Up

Yesterday, it was back to the doctor, expecting to be discharged back to work. While there's still a little bit of swelling on my left forehead, none of the typical signs of more serious brain damage had appeared, and most of my facial bruising (a side effect of the cranial impact) has dissipated. The doctor is still concerned about latent subdural hematoma and has written for a referral for a follow-up CAT scan. Given that I'm still trying to piece together how much money I'm... (READ MORE)

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Wounds, Injuries, and the Quantified Self

People with diabetes are probably Patients Zero for the Quantified Self movement. Let's face it: we're constantly tracking blood glucose, food consumption, insulin (and other medications), exercise, and — if we're amongst the majority of type 2s who also have hypertension or other components of metabolic syndrome — blood pressure, weight, and sodium consumption as well. One of the many side effects of diabetes is that our wounds may take longer to heal, and that we... (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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