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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.
Yesterday was pretty horrible. Today is better. So far …
Yesterday morning’s Dexcom graph was Mount Kilimanjaro. Today we have a dorsal fin, jutting out of the water at about 200 before descending into a connect-the-dots shark. He appears to be 63 at lunchtime versus (READ MORE)
Some people like waking up to a cool mid-summer morning breeze, gently swaying their window curtains and caressing their face. Others like to wake up to fresh ground coffee brewing or the glorious sizzle of bacon. Some others may like to wake to the cold nose of their puppy and a big wet l (READ MORE)
I don’t know exactly what it is. I just know I absolutely despise it. I don’t know what to call it, so I just say that Charlie is going through a thing.
Going through a thing might be puberty or it might be the beginnings of a cold or virus or maybe a combination of the t (READ MORE)
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)
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.
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)