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Reflection

The Thinking Man, sculpted by Auguste Rodin When we think about what we’re thankful for, it’s really just an exercise in reflection.  We reflect on our lives and what’s good about it, despite the harder aspects.  We pick and choose the bits of our lives that make us feel better; …

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Overload

I’ve been so busy! October and November have been amazing months for me in my advocacy for diabetes education.  I participated in my first Walk to Stop Diabetes, helped at two health fairs, attended my first diabetes conference and started a support group in my town.  I seem to have …

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Day 14: Cupcakes and Unicorns

I’ve been out of town and am woefully behind on my #NHBPM posts.  I’m attempting to catch up today.  The prompt for day 14 is: Advice for dealing with negative feedback in your community.   The Diabetes Online Community (DOC) is a wonderful place filled with cupcakes and glitter-sprinkled unicorns.  …

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Day 13: Taboo

  Write about something taboo. When I first looked at this prompt I figured I’d go off topic because I couldn’t think of something to write about.  Sure, there’s the “taboo of sugar” for people with diabetes (What Ever) and there are other things that are thought to be taboo …

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Day 12: I think not

Call BS on something. What’s something that is just ridiculous? I wrote a blog post called I Say Bullshit! awhile back and I figured I would just dust it off and repost it for today.  Easy peasy!  However, when I read over the post this morning I realized that it …

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Day 11: Family

Write about your favorite thing that is not health-related but likely improves your life. Family: kin, blood, folk, children, spouse, grand children, parents, sibs: My peeps.  When I read this prompt I knew immediately what I was going to write about; my family.  Families can bring about an interesting mix …

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Day 10: Alone and frightened

Write something funny or share something you found funny. I was 17 years old and my parents had gone out of town…for something or other.  It wasn’t very often that I found myself alone but it was no big deal, or so I thought.  We lived (still do) in a …

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Day 9: Invisible

I have diabetes, but you can’t see it.  Diabetes is present in every moment of my life; it’s ever in my mind, but you don’t know that.  It never occurred to me, when I was first diagnosed, to hide my condition as some people do.  In fact, I still don’t …

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Day 8: Dear Me

Write a letter to your health Dear Health, I’m so glad to be writing to you, knowing that you have improved!  It was a bit scary there for a while, wasn’t it?  Not nearly as scary as some people deal with, but scary none the less.  I remember when we …

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Day 7: Advice for newly diagnosed patients

I’m choosing an alternate prompt for today’s NHBPM post.  This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart; Advice for the newly diagnosed type 2 patient. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is scary and overwhelming and confusing.  Do this, don’t do that, remember to check this …

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