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July 3, 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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Stakeout



With Charlie home now for the summer and under Susanne’s watchful eye, you would think there’s no need for me to plug in NightScout at all. Why would I need to watch blood sugars while at work each day? What good would that do? The whole point of the thing was to be a second (or third) set (READ MORE)




Diabetes is Coming



This just in from several news outlets …



“Strawberries Join the Fight Against Diabetes”



In a move that shocked cinnamon’s landscape, strawberries have agreed to join them in their fight against diabetes.



Longtime enemies (READ MORE)




Prickings



Jerks Anonymous



We have these ridiculous containers of candy at work that gets wheeled out every day at 3 pm. The clear tubes hold hundreds of pieces of candy which come pouring out into your hand or cup with a slightest turn of the knob. Starbursts, Skittles, (READ MORE)




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)




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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