Posts tagged "Latinos"

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 »

Insurance Dependent: The financial reality of living with Diabetes

Universal healthcare would solve so many problems, wouldn’t it? I mean, seriously. We would be a healthier country, save more lives, be happier people and we would be able to do what we wanted without being in desperate need for insurance coverage and paying away our security. You don’t know what it’s like to be... 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 »

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 »

It's 2012 already?

It's 2012 already?
This hype over New Year’s resolutions is over done. Seriously. If you can’t keep your goals in order, I don’t want to know you. People should always have goals, both short and long term, don’t you agree? The last two years have kept me busy with resolutions, but I’ve also kept them going. For instance,... Read more »
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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 »

What in the Diabetes World?!

What in the Diabetes World?!
Hey everyone! So the past two weeks has been an eventful and crazy one. I have taken a new job and am now the Managing Editor at Extra Newspaper. It’s been tiring but exciting. Look for the boxes on your local street corners. Hopefully, there are papers in there! They get filled every Friday. I... Read more »

Hispanic Hell Month

Hispanic Hell Month
I’m Latina. SURPRISE! And although I typically write about diabetes, I’m taking a break today to tell you about the insensitivity that exists within our state lines. I live in Chicago (for those of you who don’t know we’re on a ChicagoNOW site), which is typically tolerant of many different types of people: black, white,... 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 »
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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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