Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #26
No need for mental sharpness drills here!
Colleen says she's not going to need any Sudoku or crossword puzzles to keep her mind sharp. Diabetes is enough to keep all of our brain cells firing at full force! Whether it's figuring out carb counts at mealtime or troubleshooting blood sugars, there's no shortage of mind games!
Learning to slow down and focus might be the way to go.
David talks about his experience with eating meals, and how we often try to multitask our way through all of it. He noticed he was hardly even conscious of what he was eating, and certainly wasn't enjoying it as much as he could. So he slowed it all down and practices mono-tasking.
Putting it to the test and going below the surface.
Alecia gets us an action shot of her and her insulin pump on a recent snorkeling trip! She also lists a bunch of observations and funny one-liners about her experience. It's a fun picture, and a real treat to read about. Who knew you shouldn't smile with a snorkel mask on?
Knowing your rights when dealing with TSA is important.
But Kerri finds out that just because she knows her rights doesn't mean the TSA agents are going to comply without complaint. In another tragic travel tale, she shares an experience at the San Fransisco airport that made her angry. From the sounds of it, rightfully so.
If McDonald's can do it, why not the TSA?
Following up to Kerri's post above, Christel works her magic in a post that talks about the inconsistency of the TSA agents she's dealt with during her travel. There is a wide range of experiences that leaves us not knowing what to expect.
The transition from pediatric care to adult care.
Melissa shares her experiences of transitioning from her pediatric endocrinologist to her adult endocrinologist. It wasn't a smooth ride. She dealt with rudeness, labels, and a real lack of education or help. It didn't take her long to get out of there and to a better doctor.
Checking the health of the eye holes.
Martin takes us on an adventure that he embarks on once a year -- his annual diabetes eye exam. Like many, he has a fair amount of anxiety around this appointment. In this post he uses a bunch of great humor to get through it, and comes out the other side in one piece.