• Diabetes, I Hate You!

    Today’s Diabetes Blog Week topic is:  What Brings Me Down May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope?  From a distance, I often seem to be the most upbeat and positive person around when it comes to my life with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure.  Some would say that I make dealing with these conditions seem so easy.  If they only knew the hell that I battle through each day, they’d see that there is nothing easy…

  • An Uncertain Crossing

    Topic for Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week: Poetry Tuesday – Tuesday 5/13 This year, Diabetes Blog Week and TuDiabetes are teaming up to bring out the poet in you! Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes. After you’ve posted it on your blog, share it on the No Sugar Added® Poetry page on TuDiabetes, and read what others have shared there as well! This is a piece that I wrote back in May 2009. I’m not sure if I’d call it a poem or not, but it is reflective of my journey. And, given my struggles as of late, it seems fitting to share again. An Uncertain Crossing Life is, in essence,…

  • Changes in my world

    Today marks the start of the Fifth Annual Diabetes Blog Week, and I’m proud to be participating again as I have from the beginning.  Many thanks to my good friend Karen for hosting this wonderful event and to those who helped her put everything together this year. Today’s topic:  Change the World Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up. Are you passionate about 504 plans and school safety? Do diabetes misconceptions irk you? Do you fight for CGM coverage for Medicare patients, SDP funding, or test strip accuracy? Do you work hard at creating diabetes connections and bringing support? Whether or not you “formally” advocate for any…

  • Spreading Lots of Love

    This post is for day 7 of Diabetes Blog Week and the topic is Spread the Love.  The prompt reads as follows: As another Diabetes Blog Week draws to a close, let’s reflect on some of the great bloggers we’ve found this week. Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved during Diabetes Blog Week, and tell us why they’re worth reading. Or share three blogs you’ve found this week that are new to you. Diabetes Blog Week officially ended on Sunday but due to other commitments over the weekend, I wasn’t able to finish posting then.  So, I wanted to take the opportunity to do so now. I want to thank Karen over at BitterSweet Diabetes…

  • A Look Back at My Diabetes Family Tree

    This post is for Day 6 of Diabetes Blog Week.  The topic for the day was Diabetes Art, and the prompt read as follows: This year Diabetes Art moves up from the Wildcard choices as we all channel our creativity with art in the broadest sense. Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These…