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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You Are Enough For Me

What does insecurity cause? Fear Anger Depression Resentment I have been insecure with myself for nearly my entire life. I’ve rarely thought of myself as attractive or smart or funny or worth anyones effort. Insecurity leads to destructive behaviors and poor decisions fueled by fear, anger, depression and resentment. So my wish for the remainder […]

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Avoiding Getting High At Van Halen

As a parent of children with diabetes I can choose to get angry at the occasional ‘totally avoidable’ mishaps or I can roll with it and try to fix a bad situation without criticism or blame. Sometimes I can navigate the crazy with ease other times I lose all self control and go all ‘Mommy Dearest’ […]

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Purple Because Aliens Don’t Wear Hats

If you accidentally bolus 25 units of insulin when only 3.5 units were needed and each unit of insulin will reduce blood sugar by 50 points while every 10 grams of carbs would normally require 1 unit of insulin and your blood sugar was 300, keeping in mind fast acting insulin takes approximately 20 minutes […]

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Parenting In The Time of Smartphones

I was against smartphones for the kids. Truly I was. I thought no good would come of it. There is so much danger to be found in a device that basically holds all the world’s knowledge, countless cat videos (as well as many not so innocent or entertaining), and all the evils of social media […]

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I Hate Our Normal

When I was growing up summer was a free for all. As long as my chores were done and it wasn’t my day to watch my younger siblings I was off doing all kinds of crazy crap. My crazy crap included long hikes in woods where we made our own trails, catching tadpoles in the […]

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“Diabetes In His Eyes”

(not about diabetic retinopathy) UGH UGH UGH So this weekend Middles was watching Looney Tunes. I love Looney Tunes. Bugs is my favorite – laid back and witty. So after an episode Middles called for me. Told me I had to watch something, “it was so funny” he said “it says diabetes” he added. He […]

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Wish It Was Today

Day 26 Health Activists Writers Month Challenge What’s a day that you wish you could use a pain-free pass? How would being pain or worry-free impact that day? A pain/worry free day? Couldn’t it have been today? Couldn’t today be the day that I woke up happy and carefree? I tried. I really did try. […]

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Reflections

Ok I admit it – it was me – I suggested the prompt for Day 21 of the Health Activists Writers Month Challenge. Adversity – “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” True or false? When do you bloom best? My favorite Disney animated movie ever is Mulan. […]

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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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