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Different Problems, Same Goal

Last Sunday at #AADE17, I had the honor to be part of a presentation on the language of diabetes. Three of us, who are authors on the upcoming joint paper on language use in diabetes care and education, presented to … Continue reading

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All Patients Are Liars

“All patients are liars until proven otherwise.” Meredith Grey Wow. Can you even imagine how my blood boiled when I heard that quote? Yes, I realize it was said by an imaginary character on a TV show, but it still … Continue reading

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Time in Range

Two weeks ago I had the honor of taking part in the Glycemic Outcomes Beyond A1C meeting in DC. There were many smart, well-informed diabetes professionals in the room and it was fascinating to hear their thoughts on this important … Continue reading

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Strength

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” Managing diabetes every day takes strength. It actually takes a lot of strength – in many different areas. It takes diligence, perseverance, math skills, a sense … Continue reading

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Increased happiness

You’ll never guess what has been found to increase happiness, and we already know it’s not money…sleep! I’m a huge fan of sleep – good quantity and quality sleep. I’ve written about the benefits of sleep in the past. Now … Continue reading

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What was said vs. what we hear

In the summer of 2009, the kids and I drove from Colorado to New Hampshire with a stop at the Canadian Niagara Falls. As we drove across the border, an official leaned out of her booth and asked the typical … Continue reading

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Type yes if you agree

Does anyone else out there cringe every time they see a Facebook post with type yes if you agree at the bottom? (I’m not on Instagram, so I don’t know if it happens there as well.) I have been experiencing this phenomenon … Continue reading

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Because I can, not because I have to

I have this weird habit (weird to my kids, anyway) of taking the stairs instead of the escalator, whenever I have the choice. It happens mostly in airports, and sometimes in malls, conference centers, and other places. My kids used to … Continue reading

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Messages of Blame and How We Can Change That…

Today is the third day of #dblogweek and the topic is “the blame game.” I’m tasked with telling you how blame comes up at “doctor’” visits. For my purposes, by “doctor,” I am referring to all health care professionals (HCP). … Continue reading

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Alert! Alert!

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, your opportunity to check your own risks for diabetes and alert others as well. Diabetes affects millions and millions (and millions) of people in the U.S. and in the world. Knowing the signs, reducing the … Continue reading

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