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Rules of Life, the Basics

(original author unknown)
If you open it, close it.
If you drop it, pick it up.
If you empty it, fill it up.
If you make it messy, clean it up.
If you wear it, put it back.
If you borrow it, return it.
+ If you eat it, dose for it (my 2 cents)
Oh, you parents out there — does this not sum it up so well?  And for the rest of you,…

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Oh, Glorious Middle!

I’ve shared this tidbit with some of you already: whenever my girls and I are having a bit of relaxed fun, laughing and taking things lightly, my feisty 7-year-old perks up with a sideways grin and says, “Mommy, are you in the middle?  You seem like you’re in the middle!”
This, I realized, is a result of my sharing the fact that “when mommy’s too low, she’s feeling pretty terrible — probably shaky and irritated…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 13: What Kind of Crisis Will It Take?!

Hello All, and Welcome Back to the Diabetic Partner Follies, our sharing forum for partners of PWDs.  Sometimes both partners have diabetes, and things get particularly hairy — especially when one partner is guilty of D-neglect.  You think that’s only bad news for the affected individual?  Think again:
Can I fire my diabetic husband for losing his spiffy new blood glucose meter?
This is the man who said to me, “I’d test more often if…

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Good Valentine’s, No Sugar

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dears.

(photo courtesy of the Diabetes Made Visible folks on Flickr.  Love you all!)
Especially for us PWDs, a few V-day treats without the actual glucose:
* Sharing. This week’s edition of Grand Rounds, the medical blogging roundup, features a “Give Me Some Sugar” theme.  No actual consumption involved. Oh, except for Kim over at EmergiBlog.  (If it weren’t Love Day, I might be tempted to ring those chocolate-stained necks)
* Empathy. …

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“Better Health Through Social Media”

The mainstream media and even the Feds have caught on: blogs and podcasts and social networking websites are not only changing the communications landscape, but they might have an impact on people’s HEALTH as well.  See the recent Wall St. Journal story by my buddy Laura Landro (OK, “buddy” might be an overstatement, but she did contact me while researching this one
All of us in the OC blogging community already feel the power of…

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