Who’s familiar with the ICE (In Case of Emergency) program that encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their cell phone address book under the name “ICE” — like “ICE – Dad” or “ICE – Janie“? Then you add some brief notes about your medical condition in the address book entry. Funny to think that there are so many companies out there developing fancy databases and chipsets for medical emergency alerts when we all actually…Read more »
OK, so it took me over an hour to read through this week’s 60-some-odd responses to the diabetes police. This was, in part, due to the head cold I picked up over Thanksgiving weekend. Blah. But the real reason was because the answers to this week’s Holiday Survival Sweepstakes query were so darn entertaining! I had to go back and re-read a bunch, and make notes for myself, because I am going to be using…Read more »
So how did you hold up during Thanksgiving dinner? Darn it, I’m a bit late posting this, but in case you’re still up against some very large meals this weekend, have look at John Crowley’s useful Tips for Getting Through Thanksgiving with Diabetes. I especially like the notes on What to Do If You Blow It: “Don’t let one mistake at Thanksgiving spiral into five weeks of high blood sugar… from Thanksgiving all the way…Read more »
I woke up with a sore throat today, but still, I have MUCH to be thankful for.
- 3 healthy children and a partner I adore
- extended family
- good friends
- a pretty comfortable life
- a job that I love (!)
- relative good health, even with a chronic illness
- and a whole lot of wonderful people online to share it with
In case you have any doubt that you too…
What a fruitful week we have had strategizing in advance over how not to “lose it” with your diabetes control during holiday parties this season. DiabetesMine received nearly 100 entries for the first week’s question!! Thanks to everyone for your insights (and your sarcasm in spots ).
Now, I’d like to announce our first round of winners, nine of you! And don’t forget to read on to the end of this post for the Week…