Welcome!Hey there. My name is Allison and I'm a 31-year-old writer, therapist-in-training, and diabadass. I live in Minneapolis with my husband. I use an Omnipod and Dexcom.
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Disclaimer: But don't go expecting any medical advice, mmkay? This is all for fun.
Category Archives: Healthcare Professionals
Did I ever mention I organized a Sugar Surfing workshop for Dr. Stephen Ponder? No? Okay, well, let me start at the beginning. I started following the Sugar Surfing page a couple of years ago (like most things, I have no idea … Continue reading
I had my quarterly A1C appointment this morning. I didn’t have very high expectations for it. Truth be told, I haven’t been doing much in the way of proactively managing my diabetes. I don’t log my blood sugars and I … Continue reading
Technically my endocrinologist appointment was on Monday, so not exactly in the new year, but close enough. And as I predicted, my A1C went up. I just can’t — okay, okay, never say can’t — I pretty much have the … Continue reading
Awhile back, I learned about Michelle Litchman — a nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes in Salt Lake City — and her Fakeabetes Challenge. The Fakeabetes Challenge is a one week challenge where a non-PWD who works in healthcare attempts to live like … Continue reading
I wanted to be prepared. I didn’t want to go to my appointment with lofty expectations, so this morning I downloaded my Dexcom to see what the latest numbers said. The 14 day average was 154 mg/dl. The 30 day … Continue reading
I made my second first appointment with an endocrinologist in Minneapolis. As you may remember, I had my first appointment at the beginning of June and while the appointment was okay, I didn’t feel that I really jived that well … Continue reading
This morning I had my first endocrinologist appointment in Minnesota. The appointment went okay. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t exactly great either. It’s hard to put into words, which is kind of a problem when you’re a blogger! When … Continue reading
The September DSMA blog carnival picks up from where the DSMA live chat left off at the AADE conference in August: assuming online interactions with HCP becomes a “mainstream” thing, what would you like those conversations to be about? The … Continue reading
This is the topic of an upcoming article I’m writing for the national magazine, Diabetic Living. As I always say, I’m just one person, so I want to solicit (yet again) some feed back from all of you! Here are … Continue reading