11 Diabetes Things I’ll Tell You That Health Care Providers Won’t

11 Diabetes Things I’ll Tell You That Health Care Providers Won’t

Last week I had lunch with a friend who’s also an extraordinary diabetes nurse. Waiting for the meal she asked, “Why aren’t you injecting now?” I didn’t say what she expected, “It might take longer for the food to come … Read more

I love you, I hate you Toujeo

Toujeo

Toujeo is the new basal insulin from Sanofi. It’s not quite a replacement for Lantus as Sanofi will continue to sell Lantus. But, since a generic of Lantus will be coming on market later this year, it’s a new product for … Read more

Falling in Love with my Father Now That It’s Almost Over

confused-dad

My father began to leave us, mentally, two years ago. We were looking at photos on my mother’s computer when he pointed to his granddaughter on screen and called her his Aunt. My mother, brother, his wife and I looked … Read more

Dexcom Dependence

Dexcom Dependence

Something happened on the way to the kids’ school today that made me realize how psychologically dependent I am on Bisi’s CGM, and, beyond that, the Dexcom Share program that we just installed a week or so ago, that lets … Read more

Why It’s Not Your Fault You’re Struggling With Your Diabetes

Why It's Not Your Fault You're Struggling With Your Diabetes

You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you’ll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start that walking program and remember to take all your pills or shots. … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 7 – Continuing Connections

#DBlogWeek Day 7 – Continuing Connections

Did #DBlogWeek fly by this year, or what? I’m really glad that I had the chance to participate again this year. I like having the chance to do some exploring with the prompts provided by Karen at Bitter-Sweet! This topic … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

#DBlogWeek Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

I started blogging for ASweetLife two years ago. Prior, I hadn’t really explored my diabetes in writing. It was the subject of a poem or two, but indirectly. Now that I’ve been writing about it on a consistent basis and … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 5 – Foods on Friday

#DBlogWeek Day 5 – Foods on Friday

Let me open this by saying that I love food. I enjoy buying it, preparing it, and consuming it. I wish I could spend more time exploring my creative side and trying new recipes, and I’m sure I’ll be able … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 4 – Changes

An example of how diabetes treatment has changed for me.

I think that “changes” and “diabetes” complement each other fairly well. In the nearly two decades that I’ve had diabetes, change has been inevitable and fascinating to watch. First and foremost, the technology itself has changed drastically. I remember using … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 3 – Clean it Out

A peek into my diabetes supply bag.

Alright, the first two blogs for #dblogweek have been sort of heavy, so let’s lighten things up a bit by taking a peek into my diabetes supply bag. This little guy has been dwelling within the depths of my purse … Read more

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