Dear Jessie, OK. OK. OK. I've tried to start this letter several times, and each time I keep coming back to the word "OK". OK. I'm going to drop a truth bomb on you: tomorrow is going to suck. In fact, it will go down in the history of your life as pretty much the … Continue reading A Letter To Myself, One Year Ago
Some days, diabetes wins. And all I can do is concede. "You won today. Please, just let me go to sleep so I can wake up and start this all over again."
It was a very low-key New Year's Eve. Japanese food in upstate New York followed by some television and an effigy burning. We bought a dinosaur piñata at Party City, filled it with remnants of the shitty year-that-was, topped it off with the blood glucose test strips I'd been saving for the last few weeks, … Continue reading Farewell 2014
The other day I got a big package in the mail. I found it waiting at my front door when I came home: a 10x10x10 brown box, promising mysteries and surprises aplenty. Addressed to me! I should have noticed, of course, the return address label which read "Animas", but in the thrill of the chase... I … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: Identity Crisis
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
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
I name this post not just as a tribute to one of my favorite writers, Zadie Smith, but as a follow up to my previous post (On Mortality), which has left me spinning with energy and desperate to continue to take shots at how stupid societal conventions and expectations are. Despite all the horribleness of … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: On Beauty