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Hannah McDonald
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D is for Diabetes; D is for Deadpool
THIS JUST IN. I am eligible to join the X-Force. Why, you ask? Because Deadpool is looking for someone with diabetes to round out his team in a recent trailer for Deadpool 2. I suppose it's better Peter than me, though. I would not look so badass jumping ou...
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The Three Little Pumps
Once upon a 2018, a Type 1 like myself had three pump choices... Pump A: Tubeless. Doesn't hold enough for my insulin needs. A big no. Pump B: My current brand. I like it, but I've never loved it. I may have lied and told someone that I loved it. It has som...
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THIS JUST IN: Controlling Your Diabetes = Not Medically Necessary
CONTENT WARNING: Sarcasm ahead along with non-sarcasm. Good luck. "Dear Member: The purpose of this letter is to confirm that pre-auth [for your insulin pump with CGM] has been denied for the following reason(s): Your provider asked us to provide a special ...
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Disruptive, Unique, Beautiful and Diabetic
Are you still out there, readers? I assume that you are. I've remained quiet in my little space here. Why? It's hard to say. There are a plethora of reasons.  People are saying that blogging is dead; long live blogging. Every blogging site is promising a "b...
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National Poetry Month, Diabetes Edition.
Aside from the spacing/kerning that makes me twitchy, after who knows how long, I finally wrote a poem about diabetes I'm mostly pleased about. It's freeverse. It's meant to be performed [if I like it, maybe I'll video?] aloud. I originally posted this to F...
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Election Day USA 2016
Let it be known that I'm voting for the candidate who will not completely repeal Obamacare and the many steps forward it has produced for healthcare in this country. I'm voting for the candidate who has fought for people with disabilities and health conditi...
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Political News of the Day: Semi-Fictional Characters Edition
(A non-diabetes related post for your amusement.) Watching the first Presidential debate last night definitely required the gin and tonic I had in my hand. I was glad to hear that Hillary Clinton picked up on several of the issues addressed by Bernie Sander...
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Nominated Lady
Thanks to some amazing reader or readers out there, I was just nominated for a Wego Health Activist Award as "Best Kept Secret" !  I'm not trying to be a secret over here, but maybe I need to take off this mask? Turns out I'm not actually Catwoman! (Sorry i...
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Occlusion Conclusion
"Argh, I know!" I say out loud to no one in particular. The "someone" I'm addressing is my Tandem t:slim insulin pump, tucked securely in my bra. BEEP BEEP BEEP! is the response I receive. I've been feeling kind of weird and overly tired for the past couple...
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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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