Monthly Archives: August 2012

confusing insulin names

Insulin names can be confusing, so today I’m hoping to clear up a few things. Insulin was first isolated and extracted in 1921 and made commercially available in 1922. That early insulin was a somewhat fast-acting insulin like our Regular … Continue reading

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Change is possible; change can be good

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut – especially when it comes to managing a chronic condition. I used to work with a lot of parents of kids with type 1 diabetes, and I remember many conversations that … Continue reading

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athletes with diabetes

Do you consider yourself an athlete? I don’t consider myself an athlete. Despite the fact that three times a week since December 3rd (but who’s keeping track?) I’ve been doing things with muscles that have probably never been awake. I’ve … Continue reading

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Diabetes Breakthroughs

I am constantly in a quandary about whether to focus on managing and living well with diabetes vs. finding a way to eradicate diabetes. Over the years I’ve leaned toward letting the scientists and fundraisers work on the latter while … Continue reading

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One Word for Diabetes Diagnosis

Ok, here’s the deal. I’m gathering information about people’s experiences at diagnosis (of diabetes). Please respond to this post with one word that describes the way you felt when you were diagnosed. If you were too young to remember and … Continue reading

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Valid thoughts

For a long time I’ve felt called to work with people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes (in addition to advocating for children and older people – I guess I’ll stay busy). A while back I decided that I should … Continue reading

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When you’re diagnosed with diabetes

When you’re diagnosed with diabetes you have a choice. You can complain, whine, vent, despair. You can be down, feel guilty, beat yourself up, give up. Or you can take it on. You can choose to have a positive attitude … Continue reading

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Insulin in Bed

When I was a kid, the diabetes mentality was all about “can” and “can’t.” That hasn’t completely gone away, in fact, now we probably hear even more “shoulds.” Regardless, there were many things kids with diabetes were told they “can’t” … Continue reading

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Advocating for Another

I just discovered that it is Advocating for Another Month, and what perfect timing. I’ve been thinking about this very topic for the past several days. I have long been called to advocate for children, and this past Sunday I … Continue reading

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Have a ball

Here’s a good article with suggestions for ways to sneak in exercise without too much thought or effort. It caught my eye because I sit at my desk, in front of a computer, five days a week. It wasn’t always … Continue reading

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