Posts tagged "education"

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A woman to emulate

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A woman to emulate
When I first heard about Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the Supreme Court, I was thrilled to say the least. If anything at all, I was thankful that a Latina  was speaking out about how her life would ultimately play a role in her decisions on the bench. Remember the chaos that surrounded that?... Read more »

Diabetes Friends: We're not alone!

Diabetes Friends: We're not alone!
You know how when you take your dog to the park and they see another dog, they get all excited and they start jumping on each other, sniffing and barking? Well, I hate to say this, but sometimes we folks with diabetes feel that way too, but humanly refuse to act on it. Last night,... Read more »

Talking to people about diabetes is like direct marketing

Talking to people about diabetes is like direct marketing
Have you ever had the luxury of talking to salespeople who knock on your door at 10 a.m. or better yet, those folks who try to catch you on the street and attempt to lure you into a store, shop or beauty salon because they oh so kindly insult your hair and the coloring job?... Read more »
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Fundraiser, October 1 from 6-9 p.m.

Thirty million people in the United States have diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. It isn’t just affecting our older and over weight generations anymore, but children are being diagnosed with a disorder they shouldn’t have to worry about. Every year, the American Diabetes Association hosts Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in order... 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 »

Is it just my imagination?

Is it just my imagination?
Can you imagine if there was no more checking of the blood sugar. No more pill popping. No more injections. No more pumps. No more three-month visits to the doctor. No more carb counting. No more blood sugar levels dropping. No more worries about having or having not insurance to save your pocket and your... Read more »
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I let NUMBERS control my life.

I let NUMBERS control my life.
Wake up and go to the bathroom. Step on the scale. Go to the kitchen to check blood sugar. Make sure pump is working right and take insulin if needed. Look at clock. Jump into shower. Look at clock again. Get dressed. Go to car. Turn on the radio. Drive to work. Look at clock.... Read more »

Expanding on the Need for Diabetes Education

Finally! I’m getting to sit down and write this out. Where have I been? On vacation. In Florida, Taking a much needed break!  Anyway, one day before my vacation, I was hanging out with a med student and a future med student talking about this blog and talking about the issues that I see right... Read more »

Representation in the Media

Anyone else feel like Diabetes isn’t represented correctly in the mainstream media? I’ve had this discussion with a list serve of diabetics I’m a part of nation wide, and we’ve felt that there is always a weird skew on articles or portrayals of diabetics.  Here’s a story on a cyclist from the LA Times. The story... 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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