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May 29, 2015
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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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Hairy Eyeballs



During that long first week in the hospital following diagnosis, the endocrinologists and nurses teach you many things. A proper hairy eyeball is not one of them. The hairy eyeball comes with time.



Eyes are squinted at 30 degrees without blinking.


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Typo



Because I apparently have a lot of free time on my hands and because I’m remarkably immature, I offer my first installment of a series I will call, “Typo.”



If you’re like me, you might be lazy. You might have a pile of clean clothes on the side of your bed the size of an ig (READ MORE)




Baby’s Day Out



“Why aren’t you freaking out?” Susanne asked me, as she stuffed the seventy-ninth juice box into Charlie’s drawstring bag to add to the 1000-count container of grape glucose tabs. The weight of the bag dropped him to the floor like an anchor and he scrambled around on his back like a crab. (READ MORE)




Prickings



Comedy Hour



Last week, kids in Pennsylvania took standardized state exams called the Keystones. On what would be one of his busiest days of testing, he told Susanne and me that he had a case of large keystones.



Get it? Keystones.

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Obsessively, Compulsively a D-Parent - Blog Week Day 3



The topic for Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week is “Clean it Out.”



Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let's clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you're mentally or (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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