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For Kycie, David, and all the other kids who didn't make it.
I could have been them. Taken from this earth far too young, before I'd even hit double-digits in age. I can only remember bits and pieces of the day I was diagnosed. I'm not even sure what the exact day was, but it was in July of 1990. I couldn't breathe. ...
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The Darker Days of Fall
Autumn is usually my favorite season. It's the time of year when the chill that I so love comes back into the air, when everything feels crisp, and rich colors dress the trees. I am one of those people who's into pumpkin spice lattes and chai, fresh seasona...
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The Best in a Year
So last week, I learned I had the best A1C I've had in over a year. Certainly, your first thought is this: And while my first thought about it probably should have been something like this: I think I looked more like this: Wait, wut? With everything I've ha...
So last week, I learned I had the best A1C I've had in over a year. Certainly, your first thought is this: And while my first thought about it probably should have been something like this: I think I looked more like this: ...
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Teaching an Old Dork New Tricks
My tongue was stuck to the roof of my mouth again. It wasn't the same kind of stuck you get when you eat a peanut butter sandwich with no drink.  It was that dry-yet-syrupy cling that comes along with a high blood sugar.  My Dexcom sensor had failed in the ...
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Somebody Got It Right This Week--the FDA!
The Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor was finally approved for pediatric use by the FDA. They issued a statement, which is available online to the public . I'm sure there are plenty of relieved and celebratory D-Parents out there.  I'll do a lit...
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Goodbye, 2013.
Out with the old; in with the new.  Sounds like a good plan to me. In 2013, I didn't blog as much as I wanted.  I renewed my URL, but never quite got it applied because of the hassle I was going through and a lack of time.  I allowed aspects of my strugglin...
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Take This Diabetes and Shove It
An Ad, to Be Placed on Freecycle or the Giveaway Section of Craigslist Free to a Good [or Bad] Home - Type 1 Diabetes (Philadelphia or Anywhere) The beta cells in my pancreas quit working after 8 short years. My immune system attacked them, and instead of g...
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On the Market
I had a job interview this afternoon. I think it went well, but it's always difficult to tell with such things. I once had a job interview which ended in me being asked when I could start, and they said they'd contact me about when I could come in to fill o...
I had a job interview this afternoon. I think it went well, but it's always difficult to tell with such things. I once had a job interview which ended in me being asked when I could start, and they said they'd contact me abou...
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Not Quite in Arm's Reach, or What Happened When I Broke My Humerus
I come from a long line of klutzes.  Sometimes I trip, lose my balance, or flounder around while walking because my ankle decides it doesn't want to stay upright.  I think it was one of the latter two reasons that caused me to fall from the top step of my f...
I come from a long line of klutzes.  Sometimes I trip, lose my balance, or flounder around while walking because my ankle decides it doesn't want to stay upright.  I think it was one of the latter two reasons that caused me t...
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Mind Your Manners, Miss[es & Misters]
Gentle Advice Columnist : "Proper" etiquette may sometimes be in the eye of the beholder.  Not all people lift their pinkies when drinking tea.  Some people double-dip their buffalo wings in the shared dish of bleu cheese dressing without a single afterthou...
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Jerkuary
That's right, January.  You are dead to me.  You have been nothing but trouble, trial, and tribulation. How's that? you ask. This is the third time my car has been in the shop this month, possibly for all of the same problems each time.  This has resulted i...
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Author of the geekiest diabetes blog anywhere, Dorkabetic. Advocate. Poet. Social media enthusiast. Office support. Writer of all kinds of things.
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