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April 28, 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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The Monster



“No!” Charlie said forcefully. “I won’t do it!”



Susanne and I stared at each other from the living room with “now what?” looks on our shocked faces. I broke the silence with this:



“But Charlie, you said yesterday that you would put the sensor (READ MORE)




When You Think You Know



When you think you know why blood sugars are perpetually awful at a particular time of day, you do what I do – you make assumptions based on limited evidence.



And you begin to sound like a curmudgeonly Jimmy Stewart.



“It’s those damn video gam (READ MORE)




Beer Here



Spending four days together in a hotel in Lake Placid, Charlie’s teammates and their parents definitely got a closer look into how we deal with diabetes.



And we learned more about them too.



For instance, we learned that one guy had an uncle wh (READ MORE)




Charlie's Road to Lake Placid



Much to tell about our amazing weekend in Lake Placid, but first, here is Charlie’s winning essay. Before the start of the skills competition, Charlie’s name was announced as the winner of a hockey camp scholarship.



My Road to Lake Placid



B (READ MORE)




Fun Facts



Someone at work asked me for a “fun fact” about myself for an upcoming newsletter highlighting recent accomplishments.



Having just had an absolutely hellish day and night of high blood sugars, I thought …



Fun Fact: My son’s blood sugar was 525 yes (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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