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Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #30

Words to describe the isolation of diabetes.

Stephen bravely posts about a really scary situation he experienced, and the accompanying sense of isolation he felt as he continued on with is day as if nothing unusual happened. Despite being surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people, he felt alone.

Happy Medium

Talking about being burned out and how she deals.

Sue writes about something that many of us deal with -- diabetes burnout. A demanding home life can lead to her feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, which sometimes leads to some destructive behaviors. How does she pull herself out of it?

RFamHere's Ramblings

How do you take care of the "Hate1C Monster" or the "Carbohydra?"

Just when it looks like the Diabetes Duo has gotten into more trouble than they can handle, Ninjabetic lands on the scene to dish out some diabetes management action. He knows just how to deal with the diabetes monsters, and shows them who's the boss.

Ninjabetic

Do you think you're being discriminated against at work because of your diabetes?

Laura at Sanofi presents some really useful questions and answers from Katie Hathaway at the American Diabetes Association that all focus on workplace discrimination. It's a great resource that might help you know what is (and isn't) considered discrimination.

Discuss Diabetes

A noted difference, one forgivable, one not so much.

Bob makes a brilliant observation about some of the comments he's read recently. His thoughts are right on time with all of the conversation happening around changing the names of diabetes, and he's onto something here.

T Minus Two

Taking safety and childproofing to a ridiculous level.

Scott takes us through exactly what it takes to hope a new bottle of glucose tabs when dealing with a low. The shakes, sweat, troublesome lack of coordination - it's like being in a boxing match! It'll take you about three minutes to enjoy.

Rolling in the D

A tool for those who feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the information out there.

Michael fills us in on a tool called Medivizor that helps sift through all of the information available around certain diseases and conditions, in this case, diabetes, and presents only the information it thinks you'll find useful. Might be worth checking out if you're a bit overwhelmed.

Diabetes Mine

Celebrating victories and remembering that everything is relative.

Amy gives us a play-by-play on her girls latest endocrinologist appointment. Last time was not a good experience, so the crew was a bit worried. But it all went well and they even had cause for a little celebration! What are the chances? Matching? Wow!

Naturally Sweet Sisters

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. Follow Scott on Twitter @scottkjohnson.

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Comments:

Amy O. says:

23 May 2013 at 12:35 pm

Thank you Scott! Thanks for validating a typical A1c and for celebrating with us. I really hope we are starting a trend of feeling good about that appointment and not putting over emphasis on a single number. Thanks for reading, sharing and just being a real great friend! - Amy

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