Category Archives: Living with Diabetes

Hello, running

Dear running, What’s happened to us? Only a year ago we were so close. Yes, there were those two falls in April, but honestly, we were already in trouble before then. I have hung out on the bike a few … Continue reading

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Elle and Coach: A Girl and Her (Diabetes-Alert) Dog

I’m sure many of you have read the 2016 book Elle and Coach about the experience of one family with a T1D kid and their journey to get a diabetes-alert dog. The mom in the family – Stephanie Shaheen – … Continue reading

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Reasons for Not Blogging

It seems like most bloggers do this kind of post at least once a year… “I haven’t posted here in a while…” “Here’s why this blog has been so quiet.” My turn. The strange thing is that I’m always thinking … Continue reading

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Diaversary #16

Today’s the day. 16 years ago, I drove myself to the ER – extreme fatigue, weight loss, unrelenting thirst, no appetite, peeing every 15 minutes or so. Did I know that at least 2 of those symptoms pointed to? Of … Continue reading

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Trust & Medical Device Companies – Mutually Exclusive?

I should start this post with some disclaimers… I do work in customer service, and have done customer service training and audits – I take it pretty seriously. I know that the customer isn’t always right and consistency of service … Continue reading

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Bandwidth Adjustment

Let’s face it… I knew that this appointment at the endo’s office wasn’t going to be the best ever. My exercise routine went from 3 times/week to once every 2 weeks, I’ve been up a bunch of nights doing basal … Continue reading

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Just Try It (more food adventures)

What is it that is supposed to be the “hardest job you’ll ever love?” Peace Corps, right? Well, maybe the second hardest is getting a picky selective T1D kid to try new foods. I was not expecting to love this … Continue reading

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