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December 20, 2014
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Carey Potash

Carey is a full-time hater of diabetes. The benefits stink. His 12-year-old son, Charlie, has been giving he and his wife the finger since November of 2003. Carey's parenting humor has appeared in various websites and print magazines. He resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.


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Fix His Hair!



There are many words that are shouted from the bench during the course of a youth hockey game.



"Skate!!!" is a popular one.



"[Insert boy name]!!! Skate!!!" adds more specificity.



There are penalty box doors slammed with gr (READ MORE)




Red



On this World Diabetes Day – when all of the happy diabetic children are rushing home from school to get their blood sugars checked and the town square is buzzing merrily with shoppers picking up last-minute prescriptions for fast-acting insulin and blood glucose test strips – I’m reminded of (READ MORE)




Arm Rest



Rest for the arm. Rest for the mind.



It’s been about 104 hours since Charlie nonchalantly informed Susanne and me that his Dexcom sensor came off in the shower. But who’s counting?



“By the way, my sensor fell off,” he said as plainly as one wou (READ MORE)




Fire-Breathing



“How long has your son had diabetes?” the woman asked, scribbling a quick sketch of my JDRF Walk t-shirt design on my invoice.



She cringed at her sloppy artwork and chuckled when attempting to replicate the NightScout owl that would go on the back of our “sports grey” (READ MORE)




Head in the Cloud



An update on NightScout.



When we last left, I was so frustrated with it that I was about ready to march right up to that cloud (if I could find the right one) and give someone or something a piece of my mind.



Now …



I wanna marry it! (READ MORE)




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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