Not A Hero

Please don’t call me a hero. Yes I have 3 children with diabetes. That doesn’t make me a hero. It makes me a mom with extra duties. I recently joined two groups on Facebook. One for users of Dexcom G5, the other for users of Tandem insulin pumps. When I’ve commented on a couple different […]

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Use Your Words To Protect Health Care

Did you know that liquid DayQuil is an excellent chaser for Robitussin? Day 4 of a cold that won’t quit. Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week. I worked all day teaching a classroom of kindergartners and explaining to them for the second day that I couldn’t high-five, shake hands, or give hugs because I didn’t […]

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Primum Non Nocere

When we embark into the realm of social media we leave ourselves vulnerable to the harbingers of doom as well as to other more sinister types of people. Harbingers are not to be confused with trolls – folks who intentionally set out to cause disruption and chaos. Harbingers are not charlatans – folks who claim […]

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Key to Happiness

Seriously now I am four days behind. I’m writing for Day 2 of the Health Activists Writer’s Month Challenge (even though in the comments for day 1 Stephen said I could have a pass since he counted my first post as two. Thanks Stephen.) Day 2 prompt “What do you think is the key to […]

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Stream of Consciousness

I’m a mom with three kids with diabetes. It is a thankless job. A job that comes with many arguments, tears and fears. A job that requires a lot of attention much of the time and a still a job that requires me to back the hell off much of the time. There are fights […]

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NOT a #firstworldproblem

Caution – I am not done typing but currently my word count is 683, if you would like to skip all the blah blah blah – go HERE, do what you know to be right and go on with your life.   Tomorrow is Valentines Day. Some of you may have a special Valentine; a […]

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Chatty Cathy All about Diabetes Posters And Feet

My youngest has been complaining recently of intermittent pain in his feet. Both feet. Having two older kids I know about growing pains – also remember vividly the middle of the night howls of pain and calf massages. I can’t recall twin pain though – pain in both legs simultaneously. Also the pains for my […]

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I advocate Therefore I Am

Warning – this post is 1270+ words. normally I would toss in some random cat pics but honestly I don’t want to take away from the message. I thought about changing the font randomly but that just seemed silly. Its wordy but in my very humble opinion worth it. Who is an advocate? : a […]

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Roses are Red Violets are Blue You can Save a Child Too

Last year some very wise and humble members of the Diabetes Online Community (Kerri Sparling, Bennet Dunlap, Kelly Close, Manny Hernandez, Adam Brown,  and Jeff Hitchcock) started something. It is called Spare a Rose, Save a Child. The campaign runs Feb 10th to Feb 16th and helps support the Life of a Child program sponsored by the […]

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oh F***

I’m torn. Really seriously torn. I want to give these kids kudos. I want to congratulate them and wish them luck at the Grammies. I want to thank them for raising awareness about the dangers of sugars and how eating unhealthy can/will lead to obesity and other health issues. The thing is – I can’t. […]

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