Just write

It’s a long story (that’s what happens when you haven’t posted in eleven and a half months), but I was on a 36 hour round trip adventure with my mom to Southern California and back and we needed something to listen to on the drive when we got sick of Christmas carols. I suppose I should mention that this was about a month ago. I typically listen to podcasts on long drives, but most of them are serialized (unintentional Serial pun) so it wouldn’t really be fair to my mom to make her listen. Instead, I downloaded the audio version … Continue Reading →

At seven years old

Did you know that a typical seven year old can tell time? This includes knowing the different months of the year. I guess that means by the time a blog is seven years old, the author should be able to remember the date of her blogiversary? (It was the beginning of June) Other characterisitics of a seven year old: Understanding the different between right and wrong and engaging in discussions about it. * A strong desire to be perfect and to be self-critical as a result. * Strong emotional responses and a tendency to complain. I’m starting to crack. Cut … Continue Reading →

Diabetes Blog Week Day 1 – Dear Doc

This week begins Diabetes Blog Week – the time in which the diabetes blogging community unites behind a series of topics to provide education, entertainment, and support for ourselves and others. The topics and list of participants are hosted at Bittersweet Diabetes. Today’s topic (by Melissa) – . Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved … Continue Reading →

Rumor has it

Rumor has it… that Scott from Rolling in the D is hosting Best of the ‘Betes Blogs this month. I love finding out about new blogs each month and reading the great stuff that people in our community share. It’s like . There’s a fire starting in my heart Reaching a fever pitch, it’s bringing me out the dark Finally I can see you crystal clear… . In case this is the first you are hearing of the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs or in case you forgot, there are several different categories in which you can nominate posts. Best … Continue Reading →

What will they see?

“People were going to look. They were going to stare. I had to decide what they were going to see.” . The moment that had the biggest impact on me during the recent Roche Social Media Summit did not come from someone with diabetes. It came from someone without a blog. It came from someone who has tweeted a total of 11 times in a year and a half. Josh Bleill was serving his country as a Marine in Iraq when he was severely injured by a roadside bomb. The bomb caused a variety of injuries including the traumatic amputation … Continue Reading →

I am not an expert

I am not an expert in maintaining an appropriate A1c. Now mine is really good and I can tell people how I personally achieve that number, but I can’t guarantee the same steps would produce the same results for them. My target is my target. I wouldn’t aim for the same goal as a growing child. Or if I didn’t have a primarily desk job. Or if I was chasing around little kids that I was responsible for each day. I am not an expert in diabetes devices. I wear a “tubed” pump and a (currently) non-integrated CGM. I picked … Continue Reading →