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7 Things You May (Or May Not) Know About Me

Rey, Fred and William got me, so here it goes! The rules: Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post. Share seven facts about yourself in the post. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs. Let them know they’ve […]

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Bloody Sugar

Having diabetes, one of the crucial ways to help yourself is to educate yourself about the disease. One of the ways I do this is via blogs. I currently have 13 diabetes blogs in my feed reader that I read regularly, and there are likely hundreds if not thousands more out there. So I want […]

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Sugar RIGHT NOW!

One of the foremost nightmares of diabetics (including me) is to be get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in an unfamiliar environment. Lows happen to us all sometimes, no matter how careful you are. When left unchecked, you go unconscious and long-term liver damage can occur if frequent enough. Rule #1 is to always carry something […]

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I Need Some Gear, Man

So I wrote not so long ago about my diabetes progress, and said I’d follow up with news on my doctor’s visit. In general, things are fine, but there is one blackspot where my sugar is going too high in the evenings before bed. So we worked out a strategy to tackle this. When I […]

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1 Year with the ‘Betes

I can’t recall the exact day, but it has been about 1 year since I was diagnosed with diabetes. Hooray! Happy Anniversary! I don’t talk about it much here, so I decided to write a progress report. I have Type 1 diabetes, which means I am insulin dependent, and will become more so once my […]

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Diabetes Resources Online

I referred briefly in my last posting to the fact that I was diagnosed recently with Type 1 diabetes. Initially it was thought I had Type 2, but this is usual in later life or linked to an unhealthy lifestyle and/or obesity, and I’m in pretty good shape. Type 1 means insulin dependency, Type 2 […]

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