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Upcoming Massachusetts JDRF Events

November 25, 2014By 1 Comment
Upcoming Massachusetts JDRF Events

I wanted to use my blog space to promote some great networking and support opportunities through JDRF that are coming up soon.  As always, JDRF does a fantastic job recruiting families of children with T1D, but we need to do a better job at getting adults to come to our events.  Just because we’re grown […]

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If Diabetes were cured tomorrow…what would you do?

November 13, 2014By 2 Comments
If Diabetes were cured tomorrow…what would you do?

I came across an old post on another diabetes related website where someone wrote that the first thing they would do if diabetes was cured is to eat two packs of double stuffed Oreos.  It got me thinking…what would I do if I were cured of this all-consuming, all-encompassing, all-exhausting chronic disease?  Here is my […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: 5 Ways to Support Project Blue November

October 31, 2014By 1 Comment
Fit 5 on Friday: 5 Ways to Support Project Blue November

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, for anyone with ANY type of diabetes.  Project Blue November came about from some D-Moms  (mothers of young ones with T1D) who specifically wanted to bring awareness and attention to advocacy for T1D.  This is so awesome for so many reasons.  It’s this crazy tug of war that T1D’s are […]

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Have your pancakes and eat them too!

October 16, 2014By 0 Comments
Have your pancakes and eat them too!

Top 3 blood sugar grenades: 1) Bagels 2) Pizza 3) Pancakes. Heavy and saturated with white flour and fat… they are the big bullies of blood sugar bad guys.  This is only of course if you do not take the appropriate action with your insulin management when consuming one of these filling comfort foods.  Even […]

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Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Lies that are unhealthy for your diabetes

September 12, 2014By 1 Comment
Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Lies that are unhealthy for your diabetes

Yes, I am guilty.  If you think you truly are the perfect diabetic and have never told a diabetes related lie that hasn’t had some effect on you, your spouse, or an important event then well, hats off to you. Here are five lies that people with diabetes tell so seamlessly, and have been doing it […]

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If you give a Diabetic a Cookie…

September 2, 2014By 0 Comments
If you give a Diabetic a Cookie…

For those of us who have read this book to our child over and over again…you will find this post humorous.  For those that have never heard of this book, then just sit back and enjoy my little parody… If you give a diabetic a cookie, she will look down at her pump to enter in […]

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A Cure on the Horizon?

August 20, 2014By 3 Comments
A Cure on the Horizon?

Call me a pessimist, a glass-half empty kind of girl.  Call me whatever you want, I just like to say I’m realistic.  I am a science minded person.  I follow research from reputable sources, including when I offer nutrition information.  I look to sources that are provided by highly respected organizations and agencies in our […]

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The Mysterious High Blood Sugar

August 18, 2014By 1 Comment
The Mysterious High Blood Sugar

It creeps up on you out of no where.  You haven’t done a damn thing to deserve it… no missed boluses, no sneaking of the Mike and Ike’s just for kicks, and no sign of a stressful situation anywhere that could be cause for an instant spike in blood sugar.  It comes on with a […]

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Wearing your Diabetes

August 6, 2014By 3 Comments
Wearing your Diabetes

By now most of us in the diabetes community have heard, seen, or read about the beauty queen wearing her insulin pump during the swimsuit portion of her competition.  Newly crowned Miss Idaho’s Sierra Sandison probably didn’t think she would be part of the nightly celebrity news on E Online.  Not only did she get […]

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Why My Insulin Pump is a Blessing AND a Curse!

July 16, 2014By 5 Comments
Why My Insulin Pump is a Blessing AND a Curse!

I have been on the pump for a little over a decade now.  So much has changed with technology and all the intricacies of the pump have gotten smarter, smaller and supposedly are making our lives easier.  This is not always the case, there are many pro’s and con’s to pump wearing.  After having worked for […]

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