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Insulin: An Update

Insulin: An Update It’s been nearly two months since I wrote about beginning insulin in January and I thought I’d bring you up to date. This is a bit rambly. I still love insulin. I spent some time tweaking my dosage and timing. My doctor wants to know what my …

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A Love Story of insulin

A Love Story of insulin As I said in a previous post, I finally found a health care provider who was willing to prescribe insulin for use in combating my high fasting numbers. I began using Lantus on January 15th. It hasn’t even been a month yet but I can tell you …

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Permission to Eat: A Visit with a CDE

Permission to Eat: A Visit with a CDE I can be a curious person. Given a situation, I am most likely to do a bit of research and try to find a solution or explanation. That was me when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over 12 years ago. …

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We Have Lift-Off!

We Have Lift-Off! Have you ever cried at the doctor’s office, in front of a new doctor who doesn’t know you from Alice? I have. Yesterday. I didn’t ugly cry or sob, just tears. I apologized to him and explained that “no one has ever listened to me before.” Guess …

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The Dietician

The Dietician This is a story about an old dog and a stubborn mule. No, I’m not saying that the dietician is either of those animals. I am both. I made an appointment with the dietician and met with her in late November. My initial opinion of her from our …

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Let’s Talk About Prevention

Let’s Talk About Prevention When I was a little kid, Smokey the Bear would come on TV and say, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” I’m here to tell you that that’s some heavy responsibility to put on a 9 year-old. Really? I’m the only one who can prevent a …

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Doubt about the diabetes

Doubt about the diabetes There are some things that I’m sure of: Snow is cold. Carbs are addictive. My husband’s love. The hospital is not the best place to spend your vacation.   There are some things of which I’m less sure: The price of tea in China. Selecting the …

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The Importance of Education

The Importance of Education Early on in my blog I wrote about what it was like to be diagnosed and how I was shoved out the door without any information or offer of education. I still recall all the range of emotions I went through over the years as I …

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Reconnecting with my tribe

Reconnecting with my tribe Although it’s been a while since I’ve written in this space, I’ve been here thinking about things to write and diabetes campaigns to promote. I candidly wrote previously about my struggles over the winter and they continued into January and part of February. I’m ok but …

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Continuing Connections

The very first inspiration for Diabetes Blog Week was to help connect our blogging community, and that continues to be the most important reason it’s held every year.  So let’s help foster and continue those connections as we wrap up another Dblog Week.  Share a link to a new blog …

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