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December’s DSMA Blog Carnival

Per December’s DMSA blog carnival topic, today I’ll be reviewing 2013 as it relates to my diabetes.  So in January of 2013 I got serious about my blog and converted my free WordPress.com blog into a WordPress.org blog.  It started … Continue reading

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Test Strip Accuracy Is Important To Me Because

Test strip accuracy is important to me because . . . . . I like to go to bed with my blood sugar under 100 mg/dl, so I can ride out the night in a perfect blood sugar range.  I … Continue reading

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Happy Blue Friday . . . the 13th!

I started Blue Friday the 13th by working on a project to organize a local adult type 1 community.  Then I got all decked out in blazing blue for blue friday the 13th.  Even my underwear was blue!  *grin*  Do you … Continue reading

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Diabetes Devices

When your doctor tells you they want you to go on the pump, or they want you to change your blood sugar meter, or they want you to get a continuous glucose monitor, or any other diabetes devices, how do … 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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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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