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I’m A “Diabetic” And That’s Ok

Something I’ve never understood in the diabetic online community (#doc), is the negativity surrounding the use of the word “diabetic”.  Many in the #doc have an extreme negative perception of that word.  My guest blogging is usually edited to remove … 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 Best Diabetes Support Group In The World

The Diabetes Advocates have an initiative to help people get started with the diabetic online community (#doc), the best diabetes support group in the world.  I say that because the #doc is international.  I have #doc peeps in the US, … Continue reading

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What do you get a diabetic for Valentine’s Day?

So I don’t usually get really excited for Valentines Day because like Halloween (Samhain), it’s usually surrounded by candy and chocolate.  So if not chocolate or candy, what?  What could you get a diabetic, that would convey your love, friendship, … Continue reading

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The Diabetic Tribe or Diabetic Online Community

I like to call the Diabetic Online Community the “Diabetic Tribe”, or #diatribe.  I say this, because we’re much more than just a community, we – are – a – TRIBE.  I once had the privilege of seeing Seth Godin … Continue reading

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New Year with Diabetes : Striving for ___ in 2013!

This is my first ever entry into the DSMA blog carnival.  Ok, so lets get this done.  In 2013, I’m striving for an A1C of 7.0 or below.  In all my life as a type 1 diabetic, I never really … Continue reading

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What Causes Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Diabetic ketoacidosis.  Diabetics everywhere know this term, . . . I hope.  What is diabetic ketoacidosis?  How is it different than ketosis? I’ll start by explaining ketosis, and try to keep the sciencey (Yes it’s a word.  It’s MY word.) … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia Symptoms With Normal Blood Sugars

Have you ever had hypoglycemia symptoms, but when you check your blood sugar, you’re completely normal?  So then you wait 20 minutes, check again, and you’re blood sugar hasn’t changed.  Yet you still feel hypoglycemic?  It’s kind of a phantom … Continue reading

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