Category Archives: Living with Diabetes

Threshold

How long does it take you to change something? I recently finished an article for Diabetes Forecast about using CGM data, and one thing that I learned was that patterns can be identified when they happen more days than not … Continue reading

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The Four Meme

The Four meme is making the rounds and I thought it would be something fun to post. I don’t really post non-diabetes things here, so this will give ya’ll a chance to get to know another side of me! 1. … Continue reading

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Resilience

Forgiveness of self and forgiveness of others leads to resilience. This is something that my professor said the other night in my Foundations of Family Therapy class. It stuck in my head and I have been thinking about it ever since. … Continue reading

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An Animas Pump On The Beach In Mexico

Last Tuesday was my 21st diaversary. I celebrated by going to Mexico. Well, we didn’t really go to Mexico because of my diaversary. We were already planning to go, and I thought it would be fun if it happened to coincide. Turns out, … Continue reading

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New Year, New A1C Result

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

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2014: My Diabetes Year-in-Review

In 2014, I marked ___ years with diabetes: 20 Best diabetes experience… I’ve made several new diabetes friends in Minneapolis, which has not only made living with diabetes easier but also helped make my transition to a new state a little … Continue reading

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Four Ways To Lower An A1C… But Not Gain Weight

The other day on Facebook, someone posted whether or not it would be possible to ever lower an A1C but also not gain weight. I’ve heard this a lot over the years about how it seems like weight gain is … Continue reading

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Defending Insulin

The strangest thing happened to me at work the other day.  I work a couple part-time jobs in retail, one that’s more or less permanent, and the other one that’s just for the holiday season. At the holiday season job, I … Continue reading

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Epic Lows

Have you ever wondered what it was like to have a low blood sugar last two hours? Well, let me tell you. It sucks. And it’s happened to me three times this week. It’s not a question of why I … Continue reading

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The After

This is the part where I usually start fucking things up. I’ve lowered my A1C before. A quarter, a half, even a full percent. Now I’ve jumped one and a half percent and all I can think is: “How long … Continue reading

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