Monthly Archives: April 2012

Word Cloud

 I followed the instructions for making this bigger, but failed. So get out your magnifying glass and check out my word cloud. Luckily, it’s the last prompt for Health Activist Writers Month Challenge.

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Hypoglycemia Symptoms in Six

Today’s prompt is to write a six sentence story. Since I’m just coming up from a low, I thought hypoglycemia would be a good topic. Originally I felt shaky when I was low; my parents would say my face got … Continue reading

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The first insulin injection

Ok, truth: I don’t really remember my first injection. For the first year after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my parents (mostly my father) gave me my shots (injections). I was sent to diabetes camp for two weeks … Continue reading

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Diabetes Challenges and Victories

Today’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge prompt is to list the 5 most difficult parts of diabetes and the 5 little, good things. Here’s what I came up with: Challenges: 1) Bubbles in my insulin. Why is that the older … Continue reading

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Diabetes Tagline

Own it and get living! That’s my tagline for diabetes and for life in general. Being a victim gets us nowhere. Nowhere. If I threw all my favorite quotes into a bag and shook it, this is what would come … Continue reading

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Diabetes Mascot

As I was poking my finger earlier today, I realized who (what) my diabetes mascot has to be: Pokey, the finger! Its features are red, of course. My fingers provide blood samples multiple times a day for checking blood glucose … Continue reading

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Diabetes Questions

Thanks to a blog post by Scott K. Johnson, I just viewed a public service announcement about the importance of asking questions, for patients with diabetes and their health care providers. This is something I routinely emphasize with people I … Continue reading

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Things We Forget

Here’s my version of a “short memo reminder.” I would post it on the wall of my diabetes education office. We forget that despite the money-making industry that is diabetes, there are incredibly smart and dedicated people working hard to … Continue reading

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Madlib Poem

Today’s prompt is to create a Madlib Poem. My first attempt was a big failure, but I kind of like my second poem, strange as it may be. Interestingly, I entered only positive, strength-based and diabetes-related words (adjectives, nouns and … Continue reading

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Miracle Cure

Read all the way to the end: The FDA has announced that there is no more diabetes. Right on the heels of the newly released, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring device (Glucobeam TM), people who have diabetes can finally put the … Continue reading

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