Posts in category "Type 2 Diabetes"

How to be involved in #WhereThePumpAreYou?

How to be involved in #WhereThePumpAreYou?
When we created this, I immediately thought of the move “Up in the Air.” You’ll understand why in a second. Yesterday, I sat with some pretty insightful media folks on a committee to help the American Diabetes Association’s Chicago chapter launch its social media campaign for the Expo in April. If you don’t know, the... Read more »

I'm back on the grind

I'm back on the grind
So here I am again. Writing. Thank the good Lord. Anyway, have we ever talked about teeth on this blog? I thought about it because I went to the dentist yesterday. I go for a six month cleaning and have built quite a relationship with my dental hygienist and dentist. “Just saw your parents in... Read more »

I'm better because I'm both

I'm better because I'm both
This falls in line with a lot of different things, doesn’t it? The title of the blog, I mean. But in my case, I’m better because I’m a lot of things. Where is this coming from? Well, Latina Smart asked me if I’d like to be featured on their next Twitter party. Are you serious, I... Read more »
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Educación in an idioma you understand

Educación in an idioma you understand
People call me Kiki because of my Twitter handles, not because they’ve known me forever. Only my family and life-long friends know me as Kiki, so hearing my name out there is sometimes kind of weird. I feel like I should be closer to the folks that call me Kiki, but I’m not. Anyway, I... Read more »

Bilingual Blog | Google Hangout for the pancreatically challenged & amigos!

Bilingual Blog | Google Hangout for the pancreatically challenged & amigos!
Hola a todos! So, en vez de solamente contestar las preguntas que unos amigos me hicieron sobre Facebook, I’m going to host a Google Hangout para hablar sobre las respuestas que tengo. That’s right, a chill Google Hangout from the comfort of your own home will take place next Thursday, a las 8 p.m. CDT.... Read more »

El Blog en Español: La primera

Siempre me preguntan si tengo el blog en Español. No, no escribo tanto en Español como lo leo, pero siento que lo debo de hacer de vez en cuando por muchas razones. Número uno: La mayoría de personas con quién hablo son latinos y tienen la diabetes tipo 2. Más frequentemente que no, la gente... Read more »
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Serving the individual: How much do doctors really know?

Serving the individual: How much do doctors really know?
You ever look up at the doctor’s sign in a waiting room? I did today. And in English it said “Doctor’s Office Center” and in Spanish it said, “Centro de Oficina Consultorios.” I was reminded of a friend of mine who said that when he goes to the doctor he literally tells them, “You’re my... Read more »

Would Diabetic Barbie be helpful to children?

The Diabetic Barbie, or D-Barbie for short, has 2,300 Facebook fans on her page. That’s more than my newspaper that has a measly 1,526 and can’t seem to break 1,530. Pitiful. Anyway, D-Barbie has an orange or pink colored pump (I can’t really tell from the photo), a syringe pen needle should she choose not... Read more »

S**t People Say to Diabetics

I had to share this. It’s great and it’s true. Although this video is relatively short, compared to all the other videos that have emerged since S*it Girls Say, it’s dead on. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard these phrases and I don’t think it’s ever going to stop. Check it out.  
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Slim pickings: A better life or better disease

I watched the MTV True Life episode. Within the diabetes community, everyone was talking about it. There were a lot of mixed reviews, too. Some said they used scare tactics. Others claimed that diabetes was shown as being so depressing and not at all like the reality. Me? Well, I have a lot of thoughts... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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