1. Zero Sugar

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    Gmail really creeps me out. I feel like I’m being watched. Let me give you a few examples. Here’s what pops up when my mom signs her emails with “Kiss” or “Love you” : LOL, OMG – do you text? Texting pocket guide for everyone Over 1200 acronyms, Love & Fun + Romantic honeymoon In beautiful […]

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  2. My random diabetes word associations.

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    Spell check autocorrects them. People on the street don’t always understand them. Many of the words related to diabetes are a far cry from everyday English.     To the newly diagnosed, it takes time to get up to speed. Though I’ve been type 1 for three decades, I occasionally need a dictionary when talking […]

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  3. Survivor

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    Is anyone else watching this season of Survivor? I’d never watched it before until one fatal afternoon when I decided to see what’s so special about all of these reality TV shows that causes people to watch them religiously. (More about that fatal, life-changing afternoon in another post).               […]

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  4. Deliveries that are anything but special

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    It all starts innocently enough. I arrive home from somewhere, anywhere. Get out of my car and approach the door. There, on my stoop, is a nondescript box. Immediately my thoughts speculate what’s inside. My new jeans! My special-order dark chocolate! Or it could be those backordered onion glasses. Or shoes. Wait. Did I even […]

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  5. The Megaphone

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    Recently, a bunch of my friends acquired a megaphone. Loud police siren included. They live on the third floor of the dorms and a great view of the street. Not the best view – unless you have a megaphone and are interested in using it. I was heading back from a day at lab, and, […]

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  6. Trick or Treat

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    I suspected that I had diabetes a few weeks prior to my Halloween diagnosis. I had all the possible symptoms, and my roommates were constantly joking about me being a hypochondriac with “new problems every day”. On one memorable shopping trip to the mall, they timed me to see how long I could last between […]

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  7. Dressing for Hockey

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    I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in 1982. I was six. That was thirty years, or for the pumpers out there, hovering around 3,650 infusion set changes. It’s crazy to think about. (And not just because I’m bad at math.) Most of the time, I’m too busy to keep score. With two young boys, ages […]

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