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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Expect The Unexpected

That title is an over used quote and cliché. I’m sick so hopefully you’ll give me a little leeway because creativity is not on the table this morning. Seriously the mother of all colds hit me hard Saturday morning and hasn’t let up. Today is Day 1 of diabetes blog week. Diabetes blog week is […]

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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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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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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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Strip Safely

Avoid applying glitter to your nether regions.  Ok actually Strip Safely is not a joking matter. It is about holding Glucose Meter manufacturers and Test strip manufacturers accountable. People with diabetes and the parents of children with diabetes rely on glucose meters and test strips to collect blood droplets multiple times a day. The numbers […]

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Grumpy Cat Says – No.

Day 24 Health Activist Writers Month Challenge Today I was supposed to create a Pinterest board and share it for wordless Wednesday. Instead I drew a picture. I drew the picture because I am still unclear about all the laws pertaining to using other people’s photos without permission. I don’t happen to know Tardar Sauce’s […]

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Diabetes In A Cup

First, let me apologize for not having blogged in some time. 2013 started off crazy busy, then there was the flu that took down my boys and me, followed by a week of catch up with life, followed by a great visit with friends from TX that included sneaker waves, boobie cars, and stupid dune […]

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Are you a Solostar

I received an email from a casting director in New York that has been hired to find real people living with Type 2 diabetes who currently use Lantus as part of their daily diabetes management. I have had the great pleasure of getting to know many people in the Diabetes Online community living well with […]

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