Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rich the Diabetic at the Renaissance Faire!

I’ve been a “rennie” for over 20 years.  For those of you who don’t know what that means, I’ll try to explain.  A rennie attends renaissance faires regularly.  They wear “garb” (costumes) at the faire that’s often valued at over … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward

Do you pay it forward when you can?  I do my best to when given the opportunity.  Friday I got to pay it forward while I was at work.  I work in a call center for a major cell phone … Continue reading

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The Quickening – A Complication of Diabetes

10 years ago today, on 13 Aug 2003 at age 34, I cheated death, and experienced cardiac arrest due to uncontrolled diabetes. I was not of this world for a little less than 60 seconds according to my doctors. (Read … Continue reading

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The Stubborn Diabetic

Have you ever had one of those situations where you just deny your diabetes?  Are you a stubborn diabetic like me?  43 years of diabetes and sometimes I just refuse to be diabetic.  *smirk*  So last night, I was about … Continue reading

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Pump Infusion Site Wounds

Right now I have the worst pump infusion site wound.  It hurts like hell.  I get them all the time.  I use the silhouette infusion sets.  I don’t remember getting these when I used the quicksets, but the quicksets always … Continue reading

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Dexcom Arm Site – I’m Such A Wuss!

I am such a diabetic wuss.  Why do I say that?  Because I just put my Dexcom G4 sensor on my ARM for the first time, and that **** HURRRRRRT.  OH – MY – GOD.  Danica, YOU LIED!  LOL!  At … Continue reading

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