Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #6, October 12, 2012
Hacking diabetes? It's a mindset and a way of life for this tech-focused PWD.
Scott Hanselman is a man of many talents: Public speaking, programming, blogging, and living well with type 1 diabetes are just a few of his specialties. His typically technology-focused blog turns toward his diabetes in this great post about how he hacks his diabetes.
Unexpected emotions and a brave young man.
Time doesn't necessarily heal. Penny struggles with the emotions that a diagnosis anniversary calls back to the surface, often striking at unexpected times. Through it all shines a story of a brave young man who sees a bigger picture than just him and his diabetes.
Invisibility of diabetes creates some unique challenges for Tarra and Duchess.
Struggling with hypoglycemic unawareness is a very scary thing. Tarra relies on her diabetes service dog, Duchess, to help live a life without fear of passing out from low blood sugar. In this post she shares an aspect of having a service animal that you may not have considered.
Hearing from Charlie put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.
Carey usually captains the ship, but in this post he surrenders the ship's wheel. Charlie has grown two years older since he last wrote about diabetes. He shares some of his favorite things that come from diabetes, and also shares his thoughts on the bad parts.
Speaking of captaining ships, this mom has set sail for three of her four sons.
Looking at sailboats and diabetes, Meri casts off on a brilliant post that takes us through what she was asked to do when her first son was diagnosed. Helpless and terrified, observing from a position of limited influence, she watches him learn the sea that is life with diabetes, only to go through it two more times with her other sons.
In a great interview with Scott and Rachel, Laura helps us see another side of the family dynamic.
We probably don't think often enough about those around us who don't have diabetes. This story reminds us that our loved ones are very much affected by everything that diabetes involves, whether they have it or not.
The next generation of Dexcom CGM is announced, which begs the question Kim asks.
Big news this week about the new generation of Dexcom CGM has Kim poking a little fun at what to do with the old devices. I enjoyed the angle Kim takes here. How do all of these old devices feel about their limited lifespan?