Category Archives: Diabetes Blog Week

4 Strategies for Hacking Exercise

Here are my top four strategies for actually prioritizing exercise: 1. Find Your Optimal Workout Time Mine is 6:15 AM. I like early morning workouts because: The rest of my life generally doesn’t get in the way. If something does interfere, I can often manage … Continue reading

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My Healthcare Wish List

My Healthcare Wish List (I can dream, right?) The Doctor-Patient Relationship At my quarterly endo appointment, I see my actual endocrinologist. The appointment is scheduled for at least 30 minutes, allowing for thorough discussion and relationship building. My endocrinologist knows me … Continue reading

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Language and Diabetes

Of all the “hot-button” words around diabetes, the one that rubs me the wrong way is “diabetic,” but only in certain contexts. I don’t mind when it describes a thing – diabetic neuropathy, diabetic glucometer, diabetic low – no problem. But diabetic patient. There’s an eclipsing of the … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Mental Health

I was diagnosed with diabetes the summer before my sophomore year of high school. The initial treatment plan? “Take 2.5 mg of Glyburide daily and restrict sugar intake.” Because it was 1987 and glucometers weren’t available yet for home use, I was sent home … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

Hooray for Diabetes Blog Week! It’s as good an excuse as any for me to resume blogging (ahem), and a great opportunity to discover other diabetes bloggers. (Follow these links to see who else is participating and join in the fun! You can also … Continue reading

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A Poem

Since yesterday would have been Edward Lear’s birthday, how about a limerick? The guest – we’ll call her Amalia – Stood chatting amongst the regalia. On hearing it squeal She dared not reveal The pump in between her mammalia. This post was written for … Continue reading

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Changing the World

I ran my first 5k yesterday. I’ve never been much of a runner. So I downloaded a running app and started training the next day. I registered for a local race (Denver’s Adelante! 5k). Then I recruited a few pals to run … Continue reading

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