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Type 1 diabetes

Congratulations! You made it out of bed this morning!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

"What's the congratulations for?" my coworker, Jo, asked me this morning.

"What congratulations?"

"Didn't I just hear Heather say 'congratulations?'"

Smile, it's Diabetes Awareness Month

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Friday, November 8, 2013

November gives me  an excuse to climb up on my diabetes soapbox and blog (as if I needed one, already!).

Work? Diabetes? Where does the time go?

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Friday, September 13, 2013

The month of August marks two anniversaries for me: the first, it's been 14 years since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Me and Mr. Brooks

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Friday, August 2, 2013

I have a new twitter follower. It's none other than John Brooks, the CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center.

Call me a dork, but that was pretty exciting for me. Joslin is a big name in the diabetes world, big as in BIG. In fact, I've been following them on twitter myself.

New meter: Early observations

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Yes, after much ado, I got the strips for my new meter. The insurer would still only authorize 1/3 of the prescription but I was so beaten down and discouraged (in other words, right where they wanted me) that I took it.

Prescription for test strips? You do the math

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why is health insurance so costly? I think part of it may that insurers require a lot of money to develop convoluted and arcane mathematical algorithms to try and squeeze every dollar out their subscribers.

Shiny new meter seeks compatible test strips

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Monday, July 15, 2013

I am getting a new meter! Well, actually, I have had it for about 2 weeks but haven't been able to get test strips for it yet.

A plus or minus for the plus-sized?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The American Medical Association (AMA) today endorsed recognizing obesity as a disease, rather than a mere condition.

There's no app for that

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Friday, April 19, 2013

You may recall my brief and failed attempt at using a diabetes app to record stats.

The big sticking point of my new meter

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Providers are always talking about how beneficiaries have trouble learning new things or are resistant to new brands.

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