Happy 33rd diaversary, Scott!

Today is not about doing great with your diabetes management. Like everyone else with type 1 diabetes, you have your ups and downs.

Today is not about surviving another year. Like many others with diabetes you are doing much more than surviving. You are living well with type 1 diabetes.

Today [...]

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I’ve been clawing my way out of an exercise funk that started around the first of the year. It’s been a terrible fight so far, and full of speed bumps.

About eight weeks ago I started getting back to the YMCA for basketball. About six weeks ago I twisted my ankle while playing. Worst sprain [...]

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I’m honored to introduce you to Laddie (@MNAZLaddie on Twitter). When the weather here in Minneapolis is nice, she lives here. The other 11 months of the year she migrates to more a more hospitable climate in Arizona. Okay, I was kidding about the 11 months thing, the weather is [...]

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Whispering in my Ear

On March 22, 2013 By

It’s hard to explain how badly my confidence was shaken after that bad low on Christmas Eve.

I went from a lifetime low A1C of 6.9 in November, to a two-year high of 8.0 in February. Scared? Yeah. Running high? You bet.

That low totally rocked my world, and it’s [...]

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I wake up to treat a low. I have five glucose tabs, wait until my BG is back up, then fall back asleep.

I’m low again thirty minutes later. I go downstairs and exercise great restraint by eating just one bowl of Lucky Charms (that’s hard to do even when I’m not low…). I pass [...]

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I’m looking at three right here. If you had to guess at a lifetime tally, how many hours of sleep has diabetes cost you?

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Last posts in this series: mySentry Trial: Starting UpmySentry Trial: Wearing the Sensor, & mySentry Trial: The mySentry Unit

I’m still wearing my old Cozmo pump. It’s long past its warranty period. There are so many [...]

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Recent Updates Elsewhere

On February 15, 2013 By

A few fun posts this time around! Thanks for stopping by!

2/15/13 – After Thoughts: Bill King – at Diabetes Social Media Advocacy
2/15/13 – Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #20 – at Continue Reading

Rekindling Hope

On February 12, 2013 By

Hope is a strange thing for someone who has lived with diabetes for as long as I have.

It’s there.

Deep inside me somewhere.

But it’s dormant; smothered to sleep by decades of failed promises and premature excitement (usually involving cured mice).

Ed Damiano showed me something pretty amazing at the Continue Reading

A small group of people who I highly respect asked for some help in spreading a message. If any one of these folks asked me,  individually, for help, I’d not hesitate. So when they approached me collectively talking about how we could use social media for social [...]

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