The 2009 Review

On the last day of 2009, I thought I would share (just like just about everyone else) a little bit about what I was blogging about during the past year. Here goes nothing:

January: “Hello everyone! Fancy seeing all of you here.”

My first blog here at Diabetes Daily was last January. I can’t believe it’s been a year already!

February: “Six years ago tonight, I almost died. Today is my diabetic anniversary.”

February marks both my birthday and my diabetes anniversary. I can’t believe this year I will have been diabetes for seven years! I am definitely one of the newer members of the club, but I am remembering less and less of life before diagnosis.

March: “Excuse me?” said the elderly voice behind me. “Is that a microphone you’re wearing?”

Probably one my my favorite ‘mistaken pump’ stories ever!

April: “Looking back on it, I can’t believe we did what we did.”

Have you ever done something that you look back on and realie how foolish it was? In April, I told the story of driving a stranger home from Burger King who couldn’t remember where she lived.

May: “Before I could even open my mouth to speak, the person sitting next to me says, “She’s testing her blood sugar so she knows how much insulin to take. But don’t ask her what the result is. It’s rude. Just like asking someone how much they weigh.” ”

Do you ever wonder if your friends and loved ones are listening as you describe the basics of diabetes over and over again? In May, I learned that sometimes they are.

June: I have been experiencing some wonky numbers lately. For me, the best solution to that problem is to do a little basal testing. Easy in theory – tough in practice.”

I hate overnight basal testing!

July:One of my favorite parts about heading to California to visit family is the opportunity to meet up with the Southern California diabetic all-stars.”

If you missed Cherise dancing to Michael Jackson the first time (or just want to see it again), be sure to click the link!

August: “What do you think of when you hear the word ‘challenge’?”

Bill Cosby and Diabetes Daily make a challenge.

September: “(I apologize in advance if this post doesn’t make any sense. After three weeks, I am a bit out of practice.)”

Trying to get back into the swing of blogging after a break.

October: “If you don’t know what D word I am talking about, I can’t tell you today.

This month we marked the first celebration of “No D Day”.

November: Happy D-Blog Day everyone! On Saturday I attended the Diabetes Research Institute’s conference Diabetes 2.0: Connecting the Community from Care to Cure.”

Even though I hadn’t written in a while, I popped back in to report of the the DRI’s Diabetes 2.0 Conference and to celebrate D-Blog day.

December: The gift that I have the clearest memory of receiving for Christmas as a child was my Rainbow Brite kitchen set.”

And finally, in December, I explain how not much has changed between the Christmas gifts I received as a child and the gifts I received this year.

Happy New Year everyone!

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