Posts tagged "Type 2 diabetes"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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The glucose meter is better than the Medic Alert bracelet.

The glucose meter is better than the Medic Alert bracelet.
It never fails. Every time I pull out the glucose meter, someone asks what I’m doing. “Is that a game?” asked a waiter at a diner my family and I were at. “Not at all,” I said. “I’m diabetic.” My mom laughed about it later saying, “Yeah, for this game, all you have to do... Read more »

The search for someone who understands

The search for someone who understands
“She just doesn’t get it. I don’t think this is going to work out.” “He’s a nice guy, but I just don’t feel the same anymore.” There are just some things you don’t really think about until it’s staring your right in the face, or the person that you’re talking to brings it up as... 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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Having Diabetes Will Kill You...

Having Diabetes Will Kill You...
I’m not going to pretend like it doesn’t bother me. It does. I wake up to Good Morning America almost every morning, always to hear the national news, the weather and the hot new gossip about Charlie Sheen. This morning added just one more thing. Apparently, the Japanese did a study that linked diabetes with... 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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