Diabetes Blog Week-The Healthcare Experience

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Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with healthcare. How would you improve or change your healthcare experience? What would you like to see happening during medical visits with your healthcare team? How about when dealing with your health insurance companies? What’s your Healthcare Wish List or Biggest Frustration? Today is the day to share it all!


Diabetes Blog Week-Language and Diabetes

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There is an old saying that states “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I’m willing to bet we’ve all disagreed with this at some point, and especially when it comes to diabetes. Many advocate for the importance of using non-stigmatizing, inclusive and non-judgmental language when speaking about or to people with diabetes. For some, they don’t care, others care passionately. Where do you stand when it comes to “person with diabetes” versus “diabetic”, or “checking” blood sugar versus “testing”, or any of the tons of other examples? Let’s explore the power of words, but please remember to keep things respectful.


Diabetes Blog Week-The Other Half of Diabetes

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Diabetes Blog Week-The Other Half of Diabetes: We think a lot about the physical component of diabetes, but the mental component is just as significant. How does diabetes affect you or your loved one mentally or emotionally? How have you learned to deal with the mental aspect of the condition? Any tips, positive phrases, mantras, or ideas to share on getting out of a diabetes funk? (If you are a caregiver to a person with diabetes, write about yourself or your loved one or both!)


Diabetes Blog Week-Message Monday

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This week, I am participating in Diabetes Blog Week, hosted by the amazing Karen at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes. I discovered Diabetes Blog Week back in 2013, so this is my FOURTH time participating-pretty crazy! Karen has been hosting this week for seven years and she has given a little back story for information on how it all got started. I was so happy to find out about it in 2013 because it really helped me to feel a part of the Diabetes Online Community. Over the years, I have received many new readers and support and I have also found a lot of new blogs to read. This week is the 7th annual Diabetes Blog Week and I am going to do my best to write every day (and read as many as I can!). You can find the participant list here and the topics and posts here.


Diabetes Changes-part 2

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Tuesday, I wrote about a topic from Diabetes Blog Week from last year. Last DBlog Week also had another topic that I wanted to revisit and that was the topic on Changes. I wrote about changes I want to see happen but I’d also like to talk about the changes that I’ve seen happen in my 22, almost 23 years with the disease.


Diabetes Confessions

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I initially thought of this topic back last year during Diabetes Blog Week, hosted by Karen at BitterSweetDiabetes.com. The second day of DBlog Week topic was Keep It to Yourself. I chose to write about the emotional toll that diabetes can sometimes take on me. Thinking about this topic and reading others’ responses to the topic made me think about some confessions I have when it comes to my diabetes care. Diabetes Blog Week is coming up again soon (May 16th-20th!) so I thought I’d better talk about this topic before the new week starts.



2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

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If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog? For […]


2015 Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5 – Foods on Friday

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Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever. Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way. The last few days my posts have been a little heavy so I’ve been looking […]