This one hurt

Last night, Stefan and I were refused service at our absolute favorite restaurant in our neighborhood. It sucked. We entered the restaurant and requested a table for two. The owner barreled forward and told us no dogs were allowed. We explained Mickey is a service dog. What followed was the most backwards, frustrating, and humiliating … Continue reading This one hurt

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when preparation is empowerment

I'm not sure I've had diabetes long enough to be dispensing advice, but 2.5 years in, I can't help myself, so bear with me. I love to travel. My love for travel, while not necessarily unique among humans, is powerful—bestowed on me by a wanderlust-filled family. And while I won't say that I ever thought, … Continue reading when preparation is empowerment

What. Just. Happened: The (world’s greatest) Endocrinologist (Part 6)

Part 6. For Part 5, click here.  For Part 4, click here. For Part 3, click here.  For Part 2, click here.  For Part 1, click here.  I have the world’s greatest endocrinologist. She is the world’s greatest endocrinologist for a million reasons; many of which you will hear about as I continue with this … Continue reading What. Just. Happened: The (world’s greatest) Endocrinologist (Part 6)

What. Just. Happened: Out and In (Part 5)

Part 5. For Part 4, click here. For Part 3, click here. For Part 2, click here.  For Part 1, click here.  All told, I spent two nights in the ICU, and three days in the hospital. This comprised: Dozens of visits by social workers, nutritionists, endocrinologists, diabetes educators, doctors, residents and nurses 4 diabetes … Continue reading What. Just. Happened: Out and In (Part 5)

What. Just. Happened: Mortification (Part 2)

Part 2. For Part 1, click here.  Before I continue, one disclaimer: a lot of this narrative has and will discuss the “shame” of getting diabetes. First off, let it be known that this entire blog is comprised of my own personal opinions, and would never claim to be objective fact. The shame I describe here is … Continue reading What. Just. Happened: Mortification (Part 2)