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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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Time for Rocco

I hate to even suggest this, but what if the cure never comes? What if long-term clinical human trials go on indefinitely into the future with no hope in sight? What if cinnamon is just cinnamon? What if cactus juice is just cactus juice and reptile saliva just reptile saliva? And what if t (READ MORE)

I Am Lightning

For years I’ve gone on about how proud I was that Charlie wasn’t ashamed of his type 1 diabetes. I loved the fact that throughout his childhood thus far, he has never felt embarrassed nor apprehensive when whipping out his testing supplies and squeezing out a globule of blood.


The Partially Eaten Cupcake

The partially eaten cupcake remained in my left hand for the majority of the drive home. It was only when I paid the toll, exiting the Pennsylvania Turnpike that I handed it back to Charlie.

I took it back, squeezing the white paper cupcake liner as I maneuvered the (READ MORE)

If John McClane from Die Hard Had Type 1 Diabetes

We pick things up with Sergeant Al Powell of the Los Angeles Police Department.

POWELL: [By the walkie-talkie. He suddenly reacts to a groan from McClane.]

POWELL: Roy! You all right?

[McClane, feeling (READ MORE)

The Return of Mr. Know it All

On endo appointment days, we first go into a small room where Charlie has his height and weight measured and recorded. The nurse also pricks his finger and absorbs a small drop of blood to which she feeds into an A1c machine.

“Do you want?” Charlie asked, offering (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)
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