Category Archives: Diabetes and Emotions

Every Six Months.

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that it’s taken me 22 years to hear a “Well….” from my ophthalmologist and a recommendation to come back in six months. Let me back up. As most of  you … Continue reading

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Diabetus Overwhelmus

It’s no secret that I have been writing about diabetes, in one way or another, for a long time. About half my life, actually. And I’ve had the disease itself for about three-quarters of my life. That’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Alphabet History: C is for Camp

I started this series a couple of years ago but only managed two letters before I promptly forgot about it. But now I’m back with the latest edition all about diabetes camp. A couple of weeks ago, my husband, Erik, … Continue reading

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#IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes

(This is cross-posted on my non-diabetes blog, With Faith & Grace, but I know not everyone here reads that blog, hence the double post.)  There is a Twitter hashtag going around called #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes and I encourage you to check out the stream to see … Continue reading

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On Practicing Empathy

I wrote this blog post last week, before yesterday’s tragic event. However, I didn’t feel like it was complete and I wanted more time with it. After yesterday’s tragic event, I have gone back and edited it a little. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Before & After

Do you remember your life before diabetes? I was thinking about the Bionic Pancreas the other day. What it does and how life is different for the few days that people are on it. How they can eat what they … Continue reading

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What I Need To Hear

I wrote in early April how I managed diabetes while exercising because for awhile I’ve felt like I pretty much understood how I should do it. I have been running for about a year and a half, and even though … Continue reading

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Diabetes Blog Week: When Life Hands You Lemons…

Today’s prompt: Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day.  Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day.  Is there something positive you tell yourself?  Are there mantras … Continue reading

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Diabetes Blog Week: Once More, With Feeling

Today’s prompt: May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you … Continue reading

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My Diabetes Secrets

Like many of you, I have found the new D-website My Diabetes Secrets to be fascinating, but it’s also a bit sad and scary to see the pain that others are going through. While there are many benefits to anonymously … Continue reading

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