Health Insurance: A Rant

Health Insurance: A Rant Ray and I ended last year with the jolly news that our insurance premium was going up by $200 per month. Yippee!! You need to know that this has nothing to do with politics or what our Federal Government is doing or not doing in regards …

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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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The Almighty A1c

The Almighty A1c I’ve been quite whiney lately. I’m sorry. Diabetes hasn’t been playing nicely for a while now and I just can’t seem to get my HCP to pay attention to my concerns because my “A1c is so good”. I saw him again and my A1c actually went back …

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Jimmy Kimmel Doesn’t Care

Jimmy Kimmel Doesn’t Care It happened again. Big surprise. A comedian tried to be funny and diabetes was the punchline. He doesn’t care that it upsets those of us with diabetes and neither do most of the people on this planet, unless they are touched by diabetes. Of course, our …

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Reality Check

Reality Check I remember an instance as a young girl when I stubbornly refused to do what I knew was right because I wanted things to go my way, and I paid the price. My family was going to go to the Orange County Fair and I was SO excited! …

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Success and “Not Success”

Success and “Not Success” I was going to title this post “Success and Failure” but this isn’t about failing; it’s about lack of success. There’s a big difference.   People with diabetes work hard to “do what’s right” concerning their condition. We may take the required meds, make changes to …

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Dear Legislator

Dear Legislator Recent developments in the healthcare debate in our country have left me feeling powerless. I have tried, for many years, to advocate for people with diabetes and have focused a lot on stigma. Today I heard what a White House official said about people with diabetes. When the …

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