Transition Time…Again

OmniPod

I feel like word “transition” has defined my existence for the past three or so years. At first, it was the transition from high school to college. This was marked by several sub-transitions that resulted in my greater independence and … Read more

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Yesterday was the end of an era. My blood testing machine and I broke up. Neither of us wanted to end it. My machine had been steadfastly and happily testing my glucose levels for almost five years. I know for … Read more

May-hem

CDN Retreat

I’ve been slacking off on my blogging lately, but it’s all due to how busy the month of May has been for me. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on in my life: May 1-2: Final Exams May … Read more

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

Until this topic came up, I never really thought about the little things I do to manage my diabetes a little better. I, like everyone I suppose, have my own shortcuts and tricks to make life with diabetes easier. The … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have tried my best to find tips and tricks that make my management of it easier. It’s taken quite a bit of effort over the years, but I’ve come up with a … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Today’s topic deals with what helps us get through difficult diabetes days. We all go through our slumps, but what lifts us out of them? I recover my positivity and focus when I adapt my mother’s attitude. Recently, she told … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: What I Tell Myself

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: What I Tell Myself

The question, for day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week: Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back … Read more

DBlog Week: No Colleagues with Diabetes

DBlog Week: No Colleagues with Diabetes

Today is the third day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, suggests that “now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes.” She asks: “What things can … Read more

DBlogWeek #3: Down on Diabetes

DBlogWeek #3: Down on Diabetes

I personally never get really down because of my diabetes. I only get down because of how others are down on diabetes. Overall, diabetes is a tough gig. I’m probably like most diabetics in that I do get frustrated about … Read more

Diabetes from the Eyes of a Baby: Mommy Says No Touch

Diabetes from the Eyes of a Baby: Mommy Says No Touch

Diabetes Blog Week is here and each day presents an exciting new prompt. I loved the idea of writing a poem about diabetes (Tuesday’s challenge). I was also interested in one of the wildcard options: “personify a diabetes tool… let … Read more

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