Diabetes Blog Week – Day 3: What Brings Me Down

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 3: What Brings Me Down

Today’s prompt gives me the chance to explore what brings me down about my diabetes. I took a great deal of time to reflect on what makes diabetes an emotional issue for me and my loved ones, and how we … Read more

The White Bread Cure for Insomnia: Diabetes Blog Week Day 3

Challah

“Now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how … Read more

DBlog Week: As Compared to the Ideal Self

DBlog Week: As Compared to the Ideal Self

Today is the second day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, proposes: “Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes.” Here is something I drafted back in November, when I was writing … Read more

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

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Hide me