• Favorites and Motivations – #DBlogWeek Day 6

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 6 – Topic: Favorites and Motivations.  If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blog post that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog?   You know, picking a favorite blog post from among the 445 that I’ve written over the last 6 years is no small task.  That’s a lot of material to review and think about.  As I’ve looked back through the archives, more than a dozen stand out as worthy of being considered favorites.  And wouldn’t you…

  • Foods on Friday – #DBlogWeek Day 5

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 5 – Topic: Foods on Friday.   Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.   Folks, I sat down with the intention of writing a serious post about an ideal day, but I just can’t get it out.  And since my computer shutdown and performed updates in the middle of my writing, my thoughts are even more scrambled, and I’m less inclined to try anymore.  So, I’m adding this one to the f**k it list and calling it a day. But I can’t leave you…

  • Changes – #DBlogWeek Day 4

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 4 – Topic: Changes:  Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.  Were they expected or did they surprise you? Today’s topic, Changes, couldn’t be more timely for me.  I’m preparing for yet another big change in terms of my diabetes medical team and, ultimately, my diabetes management. I had a visit with my primary doctor…

  • Clean it Out – #DBlogWeek Day 3

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 3 – Topic: Clean it Out . Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let’s clear stuff out.  What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out?  This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you’re mentally or emotionally hanging on to.  Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it?   You know, I’ve had to think long and hard about how to respond to today’s topic, because there are half a million things, physical and mental, that I could stand to get out of my closet.  I could write about my recent diagnosis with PTSD and how I’m still struggling to make sense…

  • Keep it to Yourself – #DBlogWeek Day 2

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 2 – Topic: Keep it to Yourself : Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see.  What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet?  Or from your family and friends?  Why is it important to keep it to yourself?  (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone.  There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects.  Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won’t tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.) You…