Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #2, September 14, 2012

Just because you can't see the work doesn't mean it's not happening.

Kerri Sparling goes to bat for those who may be unfairly judged because much of the work done with our diabetes management often goes unnoticed. She argues against the idea that a diabetes complication is deserved and always happens when people don't take good care of themselves.

Six Until Me

Powering through highs and lows to finish the Chicago Triathlon.

Ed shares his race report from the Chicago Triathlon. He struggled with his blood sugars for the entire race, which really zapped his energy and performance. He found the drive to push through it, but wasn't happy about it. He reflects on the challenges people with diabetes face everyday.

Ring The Bolus

What to credit for a lower A1c reading, exercise or a new meter?

Stacey gets an unexpected drop in her A1c reading at her latest appointment. While happy about the news, she also wonders why she saw such a drop when she was expecting it to go up. Could it be something as simple as a new meter?

The Girl with the Portable Pancreas

Revisiting a diagnosis brings raw feelings to the surface.

Jocelyn writes an incredibly powerful post on her one year diagnosis anniversary. She wrestles with just how to feel on this day, and pours her heart out talking about all of the emotions that are pulling at her. Looking forward to pushing through the challenges and getting back to her exercise, Jocelyn is determined to keep marching on.

Alberta Diabetic Girl

Foot scare leads to a discussion about whether caring for others is one way to avoid caring for yourself.

Kelly has a great conversation with her foot doctor who reminds her to make sure there is balance between caring for others and caring for herself. She also manages to avoid stitches by a mere two millimeters.


Can you avoid blogging, tweeting, or facebooking about diabetes on October 1st?

It's almost time for the third annual No D Day! George sets the scene for us with a reminder of what this day is all about. The idea is to get to know each other a little better, and it's a great exercise to step outside of the diabetes box for a day.


A double dose of diabetes information presented in a fun and entertaining way.

Here we get to meet two great pillars of the diabetes online community. Chris Snider has been recording a weekly podcast called 'Just Talking' for almost three years now. His guests are not always diabetes related, but this week we have Wendy Rose from 'Candy Hearts' who talks a bit about her daughter being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

A Consequence of Hypoglycemia

Another twofer for this entry. Joe Solo and the "You Can Do This" Project.

Kim Vlasnik has created an incredible channel for people to tell their stories. If you haven't checked out some of the videos yet, you should. This particular story comes from Joe Solowiejczyk, a 50-plus year veteran of type 1 diabetes with a smile-inducing attitude.

Texting My Pancreas

A tough time for a diabetes diagnosis, October and the Halloween season breeds creativity in this family.

Tamara shares some thoughts on how hard it was to deal with her daughter's diagnosis so close to Halloween, and how they've coped with it since. We all deal with this time of year a little differently, and maybe reading this fun little post will give you another new idea to think about.

T1 Family

National Invisible Illness Awareness Week pulls a unique idea from one of our favorite authors.

Scott Strange gives some shine to the often underappreciated role of being a caregiver, and gives some thought to what that means for him. He says that his situation is not as hard as many other caregivers, but nevertheless it does add enough stress and worry that he has to consider it a part of his overall wellness picture.

Strangely Diabetic

About Scott K Johnson

Scott K. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. He has been writing about his struggles and successes with diabetes since late 2004.

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