Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pavlovian diabetes management

Sometimes it’s good to be a dog. Actually, we have a dog (see personal profile), and I rarely, if ever, envy his life. It’s way too boring for me. However, there were some dogs, a long time ago, who were … Continue reading

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An interesting coincidence…

Check this out. We spent the last week on the farm in Iowa with my husband’s family. On our drive back to Colorado, we stopped for gas and a potty break at a random gas station in Nebraska. Here is … Continue reading

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Random Typing

I was going to post “Diabetes Terminology Part 2”, but something else has come up tonight. I have a new laptop, and when I type it randomly moves the cursor to random places and continues typing there. Somewhat annoying and … Continue reading

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Elderly with diabetes

My grandmother turned 102 on Tuesday (Happy Birthday, Grandma; you rock!!), which, of course, has me thinking about old age. And that, in turn, makes me think of being elderly with diabetes. For many years I have said that I … Continue reading

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Diabetes P Words

I heard a quote the other day and I am about to butcher it. But it went something like this: Patience and persistence are more important than perfection. I tried to google the quote, but couldn’t find the exact one … Continue reading

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Clean and Dry

Have you ever gotten a random reading when you checked your blood glucose? When this happens to me I usually wash my hands, dry them, and try it again. If I get a crazy high reading that makes no sense, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Terminology Part 1

I have a tendency to get stuck on terminology, and the word “control” bothers me. Maybe it’s because I’m a control freak. But in a good way. Actually it’s because, when referring to diabetes, it’s just not relevant. There are … Continue reading

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(Diabetes) Parents of Steel

I have a friend named Tessa, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 8 years old. Like many kids with diabetes, she and her parents took it on – she’s now 16 and on a pump, etc. … Continue reading

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DSMA (diabetes) blog carnival

I have to admit, this blogging thing is a lot easier for me when I have an assignment. This month’s assignment from the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy Blog Carnival is as follows: What is a funny diabetes experience you had … Continue reading

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