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KNOWLEDGE is Power

What
an incredible feeling to be sitting in a lecture hall packed with several
hundred people who are ALL diabetic -– save for a few poor non-effected
souls. I learned so much at UC San
Francisco’s Diabetes Patient Symposium this weekend (!), I could blog about the
content of this event alone for weeks! For now, I will try to give an
overview of the biggest “wow’s” and take-aways.
As
a preface: Nick asks me…

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Two-Year Anniversary

Today marks two years ago that a pasty woman doctor with scraggly hair made a mock motion of anointing me with holy water in my hospital bed as she declared, “you are now a Diabetic.” She was trying to make light of the situation, of course, but I was horrified.
After a night of being re-hydrated via IV, and woken every 20 minutes for a vital-signs check, plus every 2 hours for insulin shots, I’d…

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Multiplying Like Rabbits, the Webring

New diabetes blogs are popping up everywhere. I just realized that I have added 10 new ones
to my blogroll since the end of April!
Aside from dLife’s new blog, I think one of the most interesting brand new additions — out of Western Canada –- is called Candid Diabetes. This is Tiffany L, age almost-25, who’s had Type 1 for 14 years, and started the MedTronic pump two years ago. She says she’s “joined…

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dLife Launches Blog

dLife has launched its own blog at www.dlife.com/blog.
Well, I’ll be darned! I have been corresponding with editor Paula Ford-Martin for a while now, but honestly didn’t see this one coming. I’m sure we all shall be very interested to see how it develops.…

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Post-Gym Observations: ADA’s Faux Paz Could be Fatal

I have returned from the gym, triumphant (!) -– having learned that after a week-and-a-half of slouching, I am not totally out of shape. In fact, I worked out harder than ever, like a maniac even, thinking of Kerri all the while with tears in my eyes. Ugh…
Now I see that the news is spreading that Richard Kahn, the chief scientific and medical officer with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), has managed a foot-in-mouth…

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