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Testing Testing…the new iBG Star Blood Glucose Meter

August 3, 2012By 3 Comments

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out the new iBG Star blood glucose meter by Sanofi.  I am someone who is very reluctant to change, so this was a big step for me!  I wanted to see how new technology like this could be applied to my busy lifestyle and if it could […]

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Stuck in a Moment

July 23, 2012By 0 Comments

The old saying ‘just enjoy the moment’, is something I was never quite able to grasp.  I physically and mentally try to immerse myself in special moments, to soak them up or to just relax and take in my surroundings.  But I just can’t.  Luckily, I married someone who happens to be the king of […]

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Tips on Avoiding Low Blood Sugar while Exercising

July 16, 2012By 2 Comments

Ask any diabetic who is trying to stay fit and healthy and they will tell you that one of their biggest challenges is keeping their blood sugars in normal range while trying to burn calories.  It’s one of the major frustrations we battle with this disease.  There is nothing more annoying than just burning 250 […]

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Dreeeeam, dream, dream…BEEEEP!

July 10, 2012By 2 Comments

I’ve been quiet on the blog front for the last couple of weeks, mostly because I have been letting myself relax and enjoy some lazy summer days (a rare occasion for a person who doesn’t know how to relax).  While things have been quiet on the social media front, I have been reminded constantly how […]

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Summer days, drifting away…but uh oh the hidden carbs

June 28, 2012By 1 Comment

Written for the American Diabetes Association online Summer Newsletter: When summer comes around and the smell of the gas grill fills the air, the last thing we think about is carbohydrates weighing down the picnic table and our diabetes.  Taking a minute before your meal-time insulin and looking at what you are putting in your […]

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A Diabetic in the Hunger Games

June 12, 2012By 0 Comments

Your name is Bladdress: Girl who doesn’t sleep because she pees so much Your outfit for the tributes parade is a giant syringe …that should scare them Your talent for the gamemakers is making blood shoot from your finger that you pricked yesterday You can survive off of a lancet from a month ago Your […]

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If life is a beach, how does diabetes fit in the cooler?

June 11, 2012By 1 Comment

It never fails, for whatever reason, that keeping my blood sugars under 200 while I’m at the beach is as much of a challenge as it is to keep remembering to reapply sunscreen.   It may be that as soon as the sun finds its way to the shiny plastic reservoir in my pump that it […]

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My Passionate Pancreas

June 6, 2012By 0 Comments

My mood can change in an instant.  It doesn’t always depend on my blood sugar, but how much or how little I am interested in a topic.  It shows on my face.  I have had customers that I work with and even family members say, “You know you wear your emotions on your face?”  I […]

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Happy Birthday to this Busy Girl!!!

June 1, 2012By 1 Comment

No, it’s not my diabetes birthday (although I do celebrate that day with a piece of cake as well) it’s my 31st birthday.  Thirty-one is not a special number.  This is not a major milestone by any definition, but every birthday to me is a milestone.  I know I will live a fairly long life, that […]

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Diabetes and Cats: A Purrrfect Connection

May 22, 2012By 0 Comments

Now, some may ask the question, “What is it with people and their cats?”  I will answer that question and take it one step further, and tell you what it is with people with diabetes and their cats! Last week, while exploring the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) through Diabetes Blog Week, I noticed a trend: […]

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