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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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Knowing Nothing

Charlie’s 12-year anniversary with type 1 just passed and I still know nothing about this diabetes and why it hates us so much.

As if to remind us that it was its anniversary, diabetes unleashed hell on Friday. Charlie was stranded well over 400 for hours and even ti (READ MORE)

Zip It!

When CGM makers create their various alerts and alarms, I’m not sure they have teenagers in mind. This was clear as I played with the settings on our new Dexcom G5.

Charlie was horrified as I scrolled through and sampled the roughly fifteen sounds we could use to ale (READ MORE)

10 Minutes of Freedom

Fresh from a shower, Charlie lunged backwards onto the couch in only his boxer shorts.

“Aaaaaaaaaaah!” he said.


Going about our normal diabetes-related routines, I’m sure I’ve become partially blind to how mu (READ MORE)

How Do I Hate Thee?

Let me count the ways.

Actually I can’t count the ways; there are too many. But let me begin with nasty carbohydrates and how they torture me.

I’m considering making “How Do I Hate Thee?” a series of blog posts, exploring the many different t (READ MORE)

Rock it Softly; My Anti-Adrenal Song Mix

The hockey season has gotten off to a rough start. Insulin is apparently no match for adrenalin. The two just don’t work well together.

Charlie battled through the first game, feeling terrible when he suddenly spiked uncontrollably just before the game started. [Pro (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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