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February 6, 2016
Category: Type01
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Time for Rocco

I hate to even suggest this, but what if the cure never comes? What if long-term clinical human trials go on indefinitely into the future with no hope in sight? What if cinnamon is just cinnamon? What if cactus juice is just cactus juice and reptile saliva just reptile saliva? And what if the BCG drug is a vaccine for tuberculosis and nothing more? I have this terrible feeling I’ll be an old man with a long grey wizard’s beard and a walking cane made out of... (READ MORE)

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I Am Lightning

For years I’ve gone on about how proud I was that Charlie wasn’t ashamed of his type 1 diabetes. I loved the fact that throughout his childhood thus far, he has never felt embarrassed nor apprehensive when whipping out his testing supplies and squeezing out a globule of blood. So why on Earth did it trouble me when I found out that Charlie mentioned he has type 1 diabetes on his Instagram profile? Why??? Shouldn’t I be ecstatic that he was brave enough to declare it... (READ MORE)

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Price Pressure and Flavor Glucometers

Over the past few months, I've received a couple of mailings from Bayer Diabetes Care telling me about its upcoming ownership change. I get these because I own an original-generation Contour USB meter — the type that looks like an oversized USB flash drive and which doesn't understand that I don't ONLY... (READ MORE)

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Infertility Thoughts

Four months ago, I was not a "day by day" person. I was a total Type A, "let's get everything done yesterday because tomorrow is already booked" woman. I have always been a planner by nature. I am the person who writes a task on my to do list just to scratch it off. I love to be productive and I love even more to plan my productivity. Infertility has changed me. In just a few short months, I have realized that I can't plan it all. That I have no control over when my body decides... (READ MORE)

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Empty Patience

A few days before Christmas, Ross and I made the hour and a half drive for my fertility consultation. There is only one reproductive endocrinologist in our area but have heard negative things about his standard treatment so we took the recommendation of my CDE (and a type 1 who went through fertility treatment herself) to travel to a clinic outside of our area. Overall, the clinic experience was good. Within 24 hours of the appointment, I received phone calls and emails from the office to... (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)
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