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The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes

Considering the provocative title, you’d think I would have gotten around to reading this book ages ago! But instead, it sat on my shelf winking at me for far too long. Now that I have finally opened it, this book has opened my mind to yet another “secret chamber” of diabetes concerns that so many of us struggle with alone: relationships and sex. ‘Cause all the stuff we have to do to care for this…

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Are We Done Yet? (Venting the Silent Screams)

Last night I had an Epiphany: I am tired of thinking about diabetes.
Alas, what a useless revelation! Because pending a cure, I will, of course, need to keep thinking about this disease at least every few hours for the rest of my life (Silent Scream…)
Epiphany Part II: I refuse to feel sorry for myself. But a little venting now and then is a healthy thing, I think.
So here’s my Top Five List…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 6: Super Diabetic Dude

This is, like, straight out of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, what? (a Book Club fav of mine). If you like superheroes, or just real-life diabetes heroes, read this:

Hi Amy,

My name is Chris Cracolice I am 49 years old and have had diabetes for 45
of those years. I remember growing up with diabetes and how it not only affected
me physically but mentally as well.
One of the most vivid…

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Today Is My Birthday

I am 40… and that’s all I have to say about that.

(except that I thought seriously about doing a post titled “Up Yours, Forty!” but then I thought “Nah, I’m sticking with my sentiments from Thirty-Nine“)…

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TechnoSphere Gets an A: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Breaking news today: MannKind Corp. has announced results from a Phase 2 clinical study of its new, powder-form inhaled insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes. Patients showed improved A1c levels, lower postprandial BGs (less blood sugar spikes after meals), and weight loss, too. In other words, patients using the TechnoSphere inhaler fared at least as well as those using rapid-acting insuling to cover meals. MannKind gets an A for effort!
But what about lung…

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