Life with Diabetes

OMG, The Card We Need!

You may remember my mention nearly a year ago of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute’s notion to create some diabetes etiquette cards that will help “others” understand what is and is not appropriate to say to us PWDs on the topic of our diabetes.
I’m happy to report that Dr. Polonsky and crew are in the process of delivering on this brilliant little idea!
Check it out:

Naturally, there was just a bit too much good…

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Happy Holidays :)

Deck the halls… and all that.

Don’t miss the diabetes Holiday carols for that special PWD in your life.

See y’all back here for more regular programming on the 26th.…

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In Which I Contemplate the Details

For book club this month, I am reading a wonderfully bittersweet novel about a self-absorbed and neurotic young writer. The kind of story where the narrator shares the blow-by-blow of his existence: “I took a short nap at five, and then into the bath by 5:30 for drinks on the veranda at 6pm…”
And it occurs to me: think of all the tedious actions and mind-numbing activities involved if a diabetic were to write a…

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Food Fight

For the first time in several years, I am feeling the pain of weight gain. In the last few weeks I noticed my pants fitting a little tighter, my thighs looking a little wider, and a fair bit more huffing and puffing as I attempted to jog back up the steep hill that leads towards our house.
Sure enough, the scale confirmed that I’ve gained at least a solid 5 pounds over the past few…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 18: How Do You Stay Calm?

Time for another edition of the Diabetic Partner Follies, where the significant others of the PWDs (people with diabetes) are invited to share their experiences — for community building and a bit of strategizing, perhaps.
I say “strategizing” because today’s entry comes from a partner who’s very concerned. She’d like to hear how others manage. Take a read and please feel free to add your 2 cents in the comments section below this post.
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