Where Did Everyone Go?

I started blogging in 2011, although I don’t think my earliest posts are still around. The first place I blogged was on ‘blogspot’, not sure that is even still around. I blogged regularly for a couple years, and then less regularly but still a few times in a month for a couple years, and then […]

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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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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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Wherever You Go, There You Are

Hi my name is Tina and I have been a Dmom for over 7 years. My last cry was Saturday. Diabetes meet-ups are wonderful. While I have never been part of a 12 step program I have seen meetings in movies. I imagine those who attend such meetings feel a similar longing for understanding and […]

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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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There Are No Strangers In The D World

Monday I discovered my little dog had a terrible infection on one of his rear legs. Required emergency surgery to remove dead and infected tissue. On Tuesday I needed to have Sugarboy in Palo Alto to start the second part of the study he is participating in. On Wednesday the kids and I were leaving […]

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Staying Emotionally Safe

I don’t share my kids real names here or on Twitter or on Instagram. I want to keep my kids safe. Not just physically safe from predators and the like but also emotionally safe and preferably not searchable via web searches. I’m not alone. Many parent bloggers and PWD who blog don’t share their kids […]

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If We Have To Strip – Let’s Be Safe.

Earlier this summer Bennet author of YDMV  began a campaign to hold manufacturers of glucose test strips and meters accountable. The campaign StripSafely has reached far and wide. Last Wednesday there was a ‘Tweet In‘ members of the Diabetes Online Community and beyond sent thousands of tweets to members of congress and the FDA. (If you […]

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Unexpected Heroes

This is not the green bracelet post I promised. Still working on that. Each year at the Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference individuals are recognized and awarded a plaque identifying them as Unexpected Heroes. As a conference attendee I am not privy to why or how individuals are chosen. I have great faith […]

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Unexpected Outcomes

Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and apprehension, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to happen, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is feeling unrealistic fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused. It is often accompanied by restlessness, […]

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