Monthly Archives: September 2014

diabetes innovation…again

I am once again humbled, amazed, inspired, and impressed with what people with diabetes are doing to help people with diabetes. Not that this doesn’t happen just about every day, but here is the latest. I had the distinct pleasure … Continue reading

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Are we teaching dependence?

I am overwhelmed by all the options available to people with diabetes. Yes, we can always ask for more and better, but what we have now and what is in the pipeline are pretty impressive. Kids and families who are … Continue reading

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Age and duration of diabetes

I’m definitely not getting any younger, and every day I’ve had diabetes a day longer. So when I just saw an article titled, “Age, diabetes duration increases risk for macrovascular complications,” I was not uplifted. Living well with diabetes for … Continue reading

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diabetes is small

Today is the anniversary of one of the United States’ biggest events in history. It’s hard (if not impossible) to get through September 11th without remembering where we were, or what we were doing, or how we were feeling….when terrorists … Continue reading

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Exercise words

Admittedly I’m a word freak. I love words – where they come from, what they mean, how they are pronounced. I try to be mindful about the words I use (well, most of the time), but I also obsess about words … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself

The Standards for Medical Care in Diabetes – 2014 recommend an annual flu vaccine for those with diabetes. They recommend pneumococcal polysaccharide (pneumonia) vaccine for those with diabetes who are over 2 years and a one-time re-vaccination for those older … Continue reading

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Drafting in Diabetes

The other day I read Seth Godin’s blog about drafting and realized how it parallels living with diabetes. He writes that drafting works physically, because of aerodynamics, and mentally because the proof (that you can go faster) is right in … Continue reading

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