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Type 1 diabetes

Congratulations! You made it out of bed this morning!

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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