• Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5 List

    Due to the Blogger outage, Karen is unable to post today’s Diabetes Blog Week list  link on her blog. ADD Your posts for Day 5 of Diabetes Blog Week Here: http://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=KarenBitterSweet&postid=04May2011a Also, here is this prompt for those who need it: Awesome things – Friday 5/13: In February the #dsma blog carnival challenged us to write about the most awesome thing we’d done DESPITE diabetes.  Today let’s put a twist on that topic and focus on the good things diabetes has brought us.  What awesome thing have you (or your child) done BECAUSE of diabetes?  After all, like my blog header says, life with diabetes isn’t all bad! Did you use a WildCard topic? Add it to the D-Myths-Wildcard Link…

  • I Hate You, Diabetes! – DBW Day 4

    Day four of Diabetes Blog Week is all about hating on diabetes.  The task is to come up with a list of 10 things that you hate about diabetes.  I had hoped to do a top ten video blog, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I wouldn’t be able to make it through the list without crying on the video.  Hell, I couldn’t make it through writing the list without the waterworks. You should grab the tissues before continuing… 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…

  • Way to go, Genius! – DBW Day 3

    Day three of Diabetes Blog Week is all about Diabetes Bloopers.  Occasionally, the most basic aspects of diabetes management prove too challenging for some folks.  Stick with me and you’ll see what I mean. Have you ever noticed that when you hear someone say the words “Way to go, Genius!”, it is rarely meant as a complement?  Maybe it’s just me, but when I hear that, I know in my mind the person was really wanting to yell “Hey dumb-ass, you screwed up! ” Occasionally, I find myself thinking and saying the very same things to myself after suffering from a flash of brilliance (read brain fart).  And we all know that life with diabetes certainly provides opportunities for brain…

  • An Angry Letter to D Pig – DBW Day 2

    Day two of Diabetes Blog Week is all about letter writing; letters about diabetes to be more specific.  The letters can be addressed to people, companies, etc…, real or imaginary.  With that in mind, I decided to take the approach of having some fictional characters write a letter to diabetes.  Enjoy! Recently, last night in fact, I returned home from work to discover that a secret meetup of epic proportions was taking place under my own roof.  Little G, that stealthy diabetes ninja warrior, and his high flying superhero friends, the Angry BirDies, had gathered to plot the demise of their evil green nemesis, D Pig! At the conclusion of the secret conclave, the fuzzy little bad asses issued a…

  • Admiring Our Differences – DBW Day 1

    Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog Week, and the topic of the day is all about expressions of admiration.  As I interpret the prompt, we are to pick a person, blog, group, etc… of a different type of diabetes and talk about why they inspire us, why we admire them, etc.  So, here goes… As I prepared to respond to today’s prompt, I spent a great deal of time reflecting upon the impact that reading the blogs of so many amazing individuals had on my life in the early days of my diagnosis.   And I came to the conclusion that no single blog or individual was more deserving of admiration than the others. I believe the words of…