Life with Diabetes

Pitching Yeast

My husband and a few buddies brew beer in our backyard as a hobby. Sometimes they ask us ladies to “pitch the yeast” (toss a vial-full of that rich-smelling substance into the tub), and we giggle hysterically. These girlfriends know all too well the constant Fracas with the Itch, and they aren’t even diabetic!
So you PWD ladies out there will sympathize when I say: it’s worse than the @#$% diabetes! I learned early on…

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St. Patrick’s Day Specials

Happy Green Day! I couldn’t resist sharing this image of what happens when you morph a leprechaun with Michael Jackson. Keep your eyes peeled in your local Irish pub!
Anyway, a few specials of note:
* Gluten-free recipes for St. Paddy’s Day. I’m intrigued by the “Frozen Green Girlscout Cocktail” (with Creme de Menthe). Or the Unusual Avacado Salad, which features walnuts and coriander seeds. Hmmm.
* St. Patrick’s Day deals from Diabetesandtravel.com. Get your…

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Working to Live, or for Health Insurance

Do we live to work? Or work to get health insurance? Check out this insightful article over at BlogHer.
And a CALL TO ACTION today: Check out THIS REPORT on a bill called the “Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act” (S. 1955) in the US House of Representatives.
This bill will circumvent tougher state standards and allow insurance companies to ignore them for a more general “federal standard.” Unfortunately, it could undo the coverage…

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Moving Forward, Standing Still

We interrupt this program for a very important announcement: my youngest child is officially POTTY-TRAINED! Out of diapers and into a “big girl bed.” Emotionally, I’m all over the map…
* Elation! The end of the tushie-wiping era. No more schlepping the baby backpack — my constant companion for nearly 9 years now! — stuffed full of outgrown diapers and change-of-clothes and chock full of sandy crumbs from long-departed snacks.
* Heartbreak. I felt a…

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