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that thing where you realize your back up insulin has been expired for over a month. 

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 6)

It started simply enough with some notes. Like most writers, I carry a little notebook around me. It makes me feel just-pretentious-enough; a way to take notes on paper, which I can't quite give up despite how much damn easier it is to take notes on an iPhone. But for me, iPhones are for grocery … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 6)

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

Living With Diabetes: The First 2 Months

If I had to organize the events of the recent past into sequences, Sequence 1 ended with my first trip to the endocrinologist. I went from symptoms to diagnosis – “This is definitely Type 1 diabetes” (and, you know, maybe type 2, too). Now I had to learn how to live with the disease. In recognition of … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The First 2 Months