• #MakeDiabetesVisible Day 1

    A couple of the numbers are a bit high due to my being misdiagnosed and not starting on injectable medications for a few years. But you get the idea. Diabetes Sucks. Dexcom Graph of the last 24 hours.   Current situation

  • #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge 2018

    So, last year I was inspired to create a photo challenge for Diabetes Awareness Month.  The inspiration came from the various 7-day photo challenges that are popular on social media these days.  The difference being that this challenge would run the full month of November and it would focus on living with diabetes.  And so, the #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge was born. The response was greater than I could have imagined, with hundreds of people with diabetes sharing their stories through images across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, etc… And folks have continued to use the hashtag in the year that has passed since it was created. Since the initiative was so well received, I thought we’d do it again.  I also…

  • Hello, Trulicity; So long, Victoza!

    So, yesterday I took my first dose of Trulicity. It’s a once a week medication, taken via injection, to help with the insulin resistance with which I struggle. This change comes due to my insurance company stopping coverage for the Victoza that I’ve used successfully for a number of years. I’ve been putting this change off for a while.  Mostly because I’m stubborn and angry about having to give up a medication that works for me because some clueless jerk at the insurance company wants to play god with my health.  And also because I had a stockpile of Victoza that I acquired from friends who no longer use it, samples from my doctor, and out of pocket purchases that…

  • 9 Years

    Today marks 9 years of life with diabetes and congestive heart failure for me. It’s been a crazy journey, and the events of the last month have been a reminder of just how fortunate I am to have come this far. Cheers, folks!

  • Make Diabetes Visible: That’s A Wrap.

    It’s the last day of Diabetes Awareness Month. I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge and awareness campaign. It has really warmed my heart watching this idea grow over the last 30 days. Thank you all for sharing your diabetes life with the world. The good, the bad, and the completely ridiculous. Lots of love! Stay tuned for a recap of the campaign and related shenanigans in the coming days.