The first time I heard of the concept of a "diaversary", I thought it was really stupid. It was probably a month or so into getting the disease that I heard about it, this "diaversary"; I was overwhelmed with fear, shame, the pointless minutia of managing diabetes. "Celebrating" the anniversary of a diagnosis? Seemed like a joke. … Continue reading Diaversary

Living With Diabetes: (My) First Thanksgiving

I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the things that always struck me about the diabetics I’ve met since being diagnosed is how proprietary they can be about “their data”. I’m not sure why this was always such a surprise– if I’d given it any real thought then it would have been obvious why no … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: (My) First Thanksgiving

Living With Diabetes: National Diabetes Month

It's National Diabetes Month! What are you planning for your family's annual Diabetes bash? Are your Diabetes Stockings hung by the chimney with care? Did you put your used glucose test strips under your pillow for the Diabetes Fairy? Have you been reading and re-reading all your kids' favorite Diabetes Fairy Tales, like "Twas The … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: National Diabetes Month

Living With Diabetes: On Mortality

Someone, in posting about my blog on Facebook, mentioned that one of the issues it covered was “mortality”. I hadn't thought that was particularly a subject I was writing about, but today's post proved me solidly wrong. Of course this blog is about mortality. It's a blog about chronic illness. In a way, can the two possibly be … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: On Mortality