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October 22, 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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Out of Sight, Out of My Mind



I guess be careful what you wish for.



It has not exactly been smooth sailing for us and our “CGM in the Cloud” experience this past month. Despite its cool name and sweet-looking bumper stickers, I can’t exactly claim like so many others that #WeAreNotWaiting.

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Whoa!



“Whoa!” I said when I first saw Charlie’s blood sugar on my phone. I refreshed the NightScout screen at every red light on my way to work, wanting to see it magically change. I looked around, smiling, wanting to share the good news with fellow commuters and the utility workers sipping coffe (READ MORE)




Murdered



Some people have trained diabetes alert dogs that bark and lick their face in the middle of the night when their child is experiencing dangerously high or low blood sugars.



I don't have a dog to wake me up. When I sleep past the alarm and forget to test my son's blood (READ MORE)




Motoring in the Cloud



I’ll be the first to admit it – when I first heard that Nightscout was in the “CGM in the cloud” business, I was very skeptical.



I mean, I was a big fan of their music back in the day, but what could a group of 1980s arena rockers possibly know about cloud-based diabet (READ MORE)




Clouds



3 ring binder per class. Check!



Loose leaf paper. Check!



Colored pencils. Check!



Sticky notes (various sizes). Check!



3 jumbo book covers. Check!



Glue sticks. Check!


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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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