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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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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)

Pumped-Up Kicks

We are in the process of getting a new pump for Charlie after many years with Medtronic. We are making the switch to t:slim for no other reason than it sounding like a 1990s rapper.

The whole process is a little bizarre because you momentarily forget that all of thes (READ MORE)

Trump Tackles Diabetes Epidemic at Town Hall Event

At a town hall event in Iowa yesterday, a Trump supporter issued concern over the unsustainable rise in medical costs to treat those living with diabetes.

“We have a problem in this country,” the man, who wasn’t identified, said. “It’s called diabetes.”


Diabetes Cheated

Charlie looked up at Susanne and me from the hockey bench like a small animal caught in a trap. With desperate eyes, he begged, "Help me, please!"

All we could do was bite our icy lips and shake our heads. I hadn't been this pissed off at diabetes in at least three d (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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