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Hannah McDonald
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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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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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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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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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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...
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'...
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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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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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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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