Life with Diabetes

The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 13: What Kind of Crisis Will It Take?!

Hello All, and Welcome Back to the Diabetic Partner Follies, our sharing forum for partners of PWDs.  Sometimes both partners have diabetes, and things get particularly hairy — especially when one partner is guilty of D-neglect.  You think that’s only bad news for the affected individual?  Think again:
Can I fire my diabetic husband for losing his spiffy new blood glucose meter?
This is the man who said to me, “I’d test more often if…

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Good Valentine’s, No Sugar

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dears.

(photo courtesy of the Diabetes Made Visible folks on Flickr.  Love you all!)
Especially for us PWDs, a few V-day treats without the actual glucose:
* Sharing. This week’s edition of Grand Rounds, the medical blogging roundup, features a “Give Me Some Sugar” theme.  No actual consumption involved. Oh, except for Kim over at EmergiBlog.  (If it weren’t Love Day, I might be tempted to ring those chocolate-stained necks)
* Empathy. …

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“Better Health Through Social Media”

The mainstream media and even the Feds have caught on: blogs and podcasts and social networking websites are not only changing the communications landscape, but they might have an impact on people’s HEALTH as well.  See the recent Wall St. Journal story by my buddy Laura Landro (OK, “buddy” might be an overstatement, but she did contact me while researching this one
All of us in the OC blogging community already feel the power of…

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D-News You Can Use

Well Golly, why bother scrounging all around the Net for the hottest news in diabetes when you can read it all here?  Especially when I make it easy for you by smashing it all into one single post every 2 or 3 weeks or so?  Seriously now, I know it’s Monday. But take 5 minutes to read this stuff:
* Check out Diabetespowershow.com, a new online diabetes support group/ podcast put together by a very…

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Dear Pancreas (My Turn)

Our dear Kerri got me thinking with her “Open Letter to My Pancreas.”  And then little Demarco chimed in with his own version and was so wise and sweet and matter-of-fact about it all in one.  And then it dawned on me, I have a thing or two to say to that useless organ of mine as well:

Dear Pancreas,
For 37 years I hardly knew you existed.  So maybe it was a case of…

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