Category Archives: about diabetes

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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Showing up every day

Today is just another day with diabetes for those of us living with it. It happens to also be World Diabetes Day, so many are making a big deal today. Not just today, but every day we show up, wake … Continue reading

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Jane’s answer to the high price of insulin

My dad recently asked me about the price of insulin. He said he had read something about how expensive insulin is and was concerned about it. I don’t talk about diabetes with my family very often. They ask an occasional question, … Continue reading

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National Day of Action for Diabetes

Today is as good a day as any to take action for diabetes. It also happens to be the inaugural National Day of Action for diabetes, and there are so many things you can do! check your BG before and … Continue reading

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More Than Numbers

Yesterday my son and I went to a College Fair. It was quite an event – more than 250 colleges in attendance and some interesting seminars. It was our first venture into the college search phase of life. We attended … Continue reading

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Tools for Diabetes Management

I know it’s true for me, and I’ve noticed it in others…those of us with diabetes can get stuck in a rut. We like what we like. I once read “I would die without my pump” and I thought, “That’s … Continue reading

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From Hell to Habit

I never used to consider myself a hiker. It wasn’t that I didn’t like hiking; I just didn’t do it. And then about five years ago I decided to try a hike (one of several in our local community). It took me … Continue reading

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Time to eradicate hypoglycemia

I found out yesterday that on August 18th we lost a bright, energetic, amazing young man – 22 years old – because of hypoglycemia. Today I am attending the #beyondA1C Diabetes Outcome Measures FDA workshop. I mentioned last week that … Continue reading

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