Topic for today: Click for the Share and Don’t Share - Monday 5/13 Link List.Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved one's daily life with … [Read more...] about DBlog Week – Day 1 – Share and Don’t Share
Diabetes Blog Week
Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week! A Diabetes Hero? I have so many - how can I pick just one? Molly lives with type 1 diabetes. Molly is allergic to insulin. Need I say more? Her last A1C was 5.9, thanks to her constant hard work, her constant positive attitude, and her incredible diabetes service dog, Dixie. She blogs at Dam Diabetes and is on twitter at … [Read more...] about D-Blog Week: Diabetes Hero
Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week! What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn't have diabetes about living with diabetes? The first thing that popped into my head when I saw that question was a great quote from my buddy George Simmons. Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn't do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For … [Read more...] about D-Blog Week: What They Should Know
Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week! Today I get to dream of a fantasy diabetes device! This is pretty exciting, but also a little intimidating and hard. I have been so used to the crappy devices that we have today, I feel like I have automatic "dream limiters" in my brain. First of all, let me say that as long as I'm dreaming, I'd like to just be done with the whole diabetes … [Read more...] about D-Blog Week: Fantasy Diabetes Device
Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week! The assignment for today is to talk about one thing we could improve on in our diabetes management. I didn't have to think much if at all, about what that thing would be for me. Carb counting. Or maybe I should say accurate carb counting. I fully recognize the critical nature of counting my carbohydrates. I know that if I don't get it … [Read more...] about D-Blog Week: One Thing to Improve
Today is the last day of the 2011 Diabetes Blog Week. I'd like to send a very sincere "Thank You" to Karen for her great idea, the courage to give it a shot, and for all of the energy she put into making it happen. Our assignment today is to talk about the experience of coming together online and what we've learned. Heck, where do I start? I have learned that: The … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned?
Today's assignment from Karen for the 2011 Diabetes Blog Week is all about snapshots and pictures. I feel very lucky to have been able to collect a bunch of great memories with a lot of great people. … [Read more...] about Saturday Snapshots – Diabetes Blog Week
Our assignment from Karen, our super awesome Diabetes Blog Week "Ring Leader", is to write about something awesome we've done because of diabetes. You know what - there is a lot that comes to mind. Stuff like playing basketball with diabetes, kayaking 44 miles down the Mississippi river with diabetes, Biking like crazy last summer with diabetes (and doing it again this … [Read more...] about Great Things Because of Diabetes?
Today's Assignment: Ten things I hate about you, Diabetes - Thursday 5/12: Having a positive attitude is important . . . but let’s face it, diabetes isn’t all sunshine and roses (or glitter and unicorns, for that matter). So today let’s vent by listing ten things about diabetes that we hate. Make them funny, make them sarcastic, make them serious, make them anything you … [Read more...] about Ten Things I Hate About Diabetes
I couldn't get my Diabetes Blog Week post done yesterday. Felt bad, but I just couldn't do it. I'm hoping you all will accept a "makeup" post a day late? I even drew a picture for it... Today (yesterday) our assignment is to talk about a diabetes blooper. Like anyone living with diabetes, I had plenty to pick from. But there was one that kept jumping to the front of the … [Read more...] about Diabetes Bloopers!