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Talk to Me on D-Blog Day

Gina and the gang over at DiabetesTalkfest have dubbed today, Nov. 9, as official D-Blog Day. How wonderful to have a “holiday” for all of us blogging our little hearts out about our constant companion and perpetual albatross, Diabetes. Of course, we’re all doing our best to always look on the bright side of life … ja?
I figure some 20-30 new diabetes blogs have appeared on the scene since I started my gig here.…

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Happy Halloween (aka Scary Sugar Day)

Last night I was thinking what a crazy American tradition it is, building an entire holiday around consumption of sugary sweets. Of course, it didn’t start out that way. Originally, it was simply a fall fest to drive away evil spirits. Sugar was introduced later with the Trick-or-Treat tradition.
Nowadays, it is aptly referred to as the “Sugar Fest, with Imagination.”
Mexico’s Day of the Dead, for example, is more about fine dining: “In some…

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Is Your Pet Psychic?

(I’ve always loved that line.) But seriously, here’s something that blew my mind: my friend has a diabetic cat. She tests its glucose levels once a day with a standard-issue BG meter, and she gives it insulin injections twice a day. She says she can tell when it’s having a low because its paws splay out and it stands there looking idiotic, like a steer with Mad Cow Disease. She also says the hardest part…

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Amy’s Diabetes Haiku

The girls have been out of summer camp and freewheeling, awaiting the start of school for 2 weeks now. Mom’s list of entertainments and distractions is severly waning… Seemed like a good time for a little diabetes-inspired Enlightenment:
Glucose testing –
How I procastinate.
What? I’m not eating yet.
Counting the carbs
of a large bowl of cereal.
Too much, too much.
On a summer’s day,
I inject.
Will there be a bruise?
Round, sweet…

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Mary Tyler Moore on Larry King Live

Caught the show last night, which I’m assuming was a rerun. As usual, Mary was a spokeswoman extraordinaire for diabetes and the work of the JDRF. But one thing floored me: when Larry asked her if diabetes had ever interfered with her work, she said, “Not really. Once I felt a little shaky in front of the camera, so I had to excuse myself to drink a glass of orange juice. Then in about 5…

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