Diabetes Blog Week, Day 2: Poetry

Diabetes Blog Week, Day 2: Poetry

What diabetes is The problem is What diabetes isn’t Which is ever not In and out dusk and dawn It is and it is and it is I left my nothingness At home today sir An iron lung on wheels … Read more

The Factory Farming of Patients

The Factory Farming of Patients

When did we decide medicine was more about making money than making people well? Yesterday I went for my annual mammogram. I go to the same medical imaging center each year. I know the drill — take off shirt and … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 2: Poetry Tuesday – The Diabetes Alphabet

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 2: Poetry Tuesday – The Diabetes Alphabet

A is for the anger diabetes often spurs, B is for the bolusing, which daily occurs. C is for the CGM, the device made to aid, D is for the diabetes itself, an ongoing crusade. E is for the endocrinologist, … Read more

DBlog Week: I Hate Paperwork and Phone Calls

DBlog Week: I Hate Paperwork and Phone Calls

Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, proposes: “Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up.” For me, fired up often means … Read more

DBlog Week Post #1: Be the Change You Want to See

DBlog Week Post #1: Be the Change You Want to See

When I was 14 years old I was angsty and surly and taciturn. Or, to put it another way, I was a teenager. I hated my teen dramatics. I was alienating friends and family by being generally unpleasant to be … Read more

DBlog Week: Change the World!

DBlog Week: Change the World!

It’s day one of the 5th annual Diabetes Blog week (organized by the amazing Karen Graffeo at Bittersweet Diabetes), and today’s topic is “Change the World.” The assignment?  “Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes … Read more

The Mysterious Symptoms of Undiagnosed Diabetes: Diabetes Blog Week Day 1

The Mysterious Symptoms of Undiagnosed Diabetes: Diabetes Blog Week Day 1

“Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up.” Before my husband, Mike, was diagnosed with diabetes, he was – to my mind – a certified tough guy.  He’d … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 1: Change the World

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 1: Change the World

This is my first time participating in diabetes blog week, and I’m pretty excited about it! I’m hoping to blog about a predetermined topic concerning diabetes each day from now, May 12th, until May 18th. Without further ado, here’s my … Read more

Recalling the Cure

Recalling the Cure

I don’t know exactly when it happened. But a point came when I stopped regularly thinking about a cure for diabetes. It doesn’t cross my mind daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly. I donate to and support causes that provide … Read more

Diabetes: An Emotional Rollercoaster

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As I sit here at my desk, there are remnants of glucose tablet dust coating my fingers, tissues strewn about my desk, and used test strips littering my bedspread. Instead of blood, the tissues are used to wipe my tears. … Read more

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