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Carey is a full-time hater of diabetes. The benefits stink. His 11-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.
Gone are the days of repelling Mission Impossible-like from the hospital ceiling to retrieve Charlie's medical files before the CDE entered our exam room.
It's not that I don't care anymore about his A1c. Of course I care. Maybe in the past I was more consumed by it. For a very long (READ MORE)
If Charlie had a seat at Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Day ping pong table, the texting between him and Susanne might look something like this.
Susanne: Text me a picture of what you’re eating.
Susanne: ??? < (READ MORE)
As if in prayer, we fall to our knees almost every night providing blurry-eyed salvation to our insulin-dependent 11-year-old son. My elbows land comfortably on his mattress and my hands come together to test him. He snorts and rolls away from the blinding overhead light, leaving a walnut-sh (READ MORE)
The other day in English we had to write an answer to this. Is it worse to lose something you never had or lose things that you did get to have?
That is a good question for someone with diabetes. Is it worse to have diabetes your whole life and not remember a time whe (READ MORE)
Charlie decided to write about the prospect of one day having an artificial pancreas. This one hurts my heart.
Scientists are working on many different designs and inventions and my dad told me about the artificial pancreas. At first I said that I would never pu (READ MORE)
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)
Nicole Purcell lists having type 1 diabetes last when she's asked to provide information about herself - because that's where it belongs. (Read More)