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3rd annual diabetes blog week: May 20

The 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog theme for Sunday is “Diabetes Hero.” There are so many. There’s the triage nurse in the emergency department at Concord Hospital, where I took Madeline when she was sick in DKA. We sat in the waiting room of that ED for nearly 2 hours. All the while, I watched Madeline … Continue reading

3rd annual diabetes blog week: May 19

The 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog theme for Saturday is “Saturday Snapshots”—showing life with diabetes in pictures. Oh, I could post a gazillion pictures. To be clear, they would nearly all be of Madeline living her life like any 7-year-old girl. But, on this particular Saturday—actually, Saturday night—I found myself once again in the trenches of … Continue reading

3rd annual diabetes blog week: May 18

The theme of Friday’s post for the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week is “What They Should Know” as a way to encourage writers to express at least one thing they think that others not struggling in some way with diabetes should know. There are people in my life, in Madeline’s life, who—through their subtle reactions, … Continue reading

3rd annual diabetes blog week: may 17

For Thursday, the topic of the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week is “Fantasy Diabetes Device.” What thing would I love to have, that would help me manage Madeline’s T1 better? What would she like to have? Madeline’s fantasy diabetes device: “A thing that would make my pancreas work again. I would put it in my … Continue reading

3rd annual diabetes blog week: may 16

The theme for Wednesday’s blog post for the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week is “One Thing to Improve.” THAT list is a mile long. How do I choose just one? And yet, one issue pops up immediately in my mind. It’s actually something inspired by an intervention we are trying for Madeline’s sensory difficulties. During … Continue reading

3rd annual diabetes blog week: May 15

Tuesday’s topic for the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week is One Great Thing. What is one great thing that I do as part of managing Madeline’s diabetes? Thinking about this post, a variety of xylophone-toned, sparkly-smiled 50’s-inspired statements come to mind: Thanks to Diabetes, my multitasking skills have soared! Diabetes has made me the math … Continue reading

3rd annual diabetes blog week: may 14

Today’s topic for the 3rd Annual Diabetes Blog Week is “Find a Friend”—the idea being that we often forge new bonds and friendships with people who blog as part of the Diabetes Online Community, and that we should share them with others. When Madeline was first diagnosed, I spent hours online researching information about T1 … Continue reading