Posts tagged "Complications"

Destined to meet you

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a Public Relations Society of American dinner for the Suburban chapter of Chicago. It was a great event where I had the opportunity to meet various public relations professionals as well as those who are involved in various communication professions. I sat down after meeting those who... Read more »

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 »

"Sick" means something different when you have diabetes.

"Sick" means something different when you have diabetes.
The gracious Halloween holiday came and went and I didn’t have to fumble with high blood sugars. Score! I got a candy apple, had a lot of cheese and veggies at a small get together that a friend of mine had. Fantabulous! My, my how time has gone by and I have not had a... Read more »
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Critical thinking helps Diabetes management. Trust me.

Critical thinking helps Diabetes management. Trust me.
I know, I know, it’s been a while. So sue me. I’m not the leading blogger in terms of hits on this site, so why should I care, right? Ha! Bad attitude! I’ve been really busy recently especially with planning a diabetes fundraiser on October 1! More to come on that later. Anyway, I’ve gone... Read more »

Pump hacking is now in service

Pump hacking is now in service
So over the weekend I heard one of the most bizzare things: People can hack into insulin pumps. Ok, I blinked. A few times. Does this mean anything to me? Jerome Radcliffe, a person with diabetes himself, showed how to hack into an insulin pump at a tech conference. I got a tweet concerning this as well... Read more »

20 Years of Lolla and I'm covering it!

20 Years of Lolla and I'm covering it!
Lollapalooza is coming. It’s looming over us. On Facebook, on Twitter, on TWITFACE it is there! Ok, so it’s not that daunting. In fact, it’s exciting. I mean, Foo Fighters? Muse? A Perfect Circle? Coldplay? Can you ask for much more? I mean, it isn’t every day that you can catch all these great acts... Read more »
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It's so freakin' hot!

It's so freakin' hot!
It’s cooled off in Chicago, thank God. It also caused a downpour, which I don’t mind. I like rain as long as I’m not caught in it. How many times have you turned on the television during this heat wave and have heard, “Please remember to keep your children hydrated and remember to check on... Read more »

You don't have to die from Diabetes

I always say it and I’ll say it again. I’d rather get shot, bludgeoned to death, strangled or hit by a bus than die from diabetes complications. It’s gross, really. I mean, you don’t keep any type of liquid or moisture in your body. You start throwing up, urinating, you can’t lay down, but you can’t... Read more »

You're the First Thing I Think Of Every Morning...

And the last thing I think about before I go to bed. Being diabetic will do that to you and you become infatuated, obsessed, psychotic even. You start being overly considerate: what will affect you? Can I do this and not get in trouble? What if I slip up? Will you not hurt me if... Read more »
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Hormone Crazy

Who can control hormones? I mean, you’re a teenager, they go crazy; you’re an adult, you’re still kind of nuts, but when you get to a point in your life where you go through something that’s not menopause (for women at least) you have to wonder what caused it. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your... Read more »