Monthly Archives: September 2013

Success on the (diabetes) journey

I gave a talk a little over a week ago titled, “Success Along the Diabetes Journey” and it had nothing to do with traveling with diabetes. But today’s blog does! Usually when I travel I’m either high or low (blood … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

It’s been a long time since I was pregnant, but it’s an experience we never forget. I have a Facebook friend who is currently pregnant. She posted some questions about pregnancy and type 1 diabetes that I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Sugar free binges

When you drink “sugar free” beverages, do you crave more sweets? Do you go for the “real deal”? The research has gone back and forth on this for years. There was a surge of information a few years back about … Continue reading

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Insulin Injection Sites

This photo – which I first saw posted on my endocrinologist’s office wall – is disturbing, I admit. It is meant to remind people to rotate injection sites. And I think it’s effective.  It’s a photo of a man who … Continue reading

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Insulin is our friend

There are many types of insulin out there. And before I go any further, I will share with you my mantra: “Insulin is my friend.” Insulin is everyone’s friend. Many people don’t have to think about insulin, because their bodies … Continue reading

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Cell phones, social media, and health

An article on cell phone use and fitness made me think about my own cell phone and computer use. The article says that people who use their cell phones the most are the least fit. They cited statistics about college … Continue reading

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Today we remember

Today we remember. We poke fingers and read numbers and take meds and remember. We exercise and make food choices and remember. We hug our family and friends. Today we remember.

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diabetes: personal and professional

I have been blogging about diabetes – my experience living with diabetes and helping others live well with diabetes – for over 2 and 1/2 years. During that time I have struggled with figuring out where I fit in. Before … Continue reading

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A voice for diabetes

It has come to my attention that the FDA is holding meetings with people who live with chronic conditions. The purpose of these meetings is to learn about the diseases – hopefully get a better understanding of what it’s like … Continue reading

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New Habits

Another tidbit that I read in the book I’m reading is that it takes 66 days to form a new habit. That’s intimidating! Yikes. But I guess if we’re serious about starting a new habit, it’s worth sticking with it … Continue reading

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