October DSMA Blog Carnival

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The October DSMA Blog Carnival prompt is the following:

Type 1, Type 2, LADA, Gestational, diabetes brought on by surgery . . . . the list of types of diabetes goes on. Each type may have differences, but ultimately they are all diabetes. When we think about it, there is a whole lot that all types have in common. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give credit for some differences too. So lets look back to our “Breaking down the barriers between types” chat on September 10th and discuss . . . . .

Anything easy about living with your type of diabetes that isn’t easy for another type?


July DSMA Blog Carnival

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Since today is #Dblogcheck day (check out Chris’s website A Consequence of Hypoglycemia for more info), I thought it would be a great day to participate in the July DSMA Blog Carnival. This month’s prompt: We usually talk about how we deal with different aspects of diabetes, or things that would help us deal with […]


October’s DSMA Blog Carnival

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The topic for October’s DSMA Blog Carnival is… One of the hot issues in the DOC these days is test strip accuracy.  It’s exciting to see outside agencies beginning to take note.  With that in mind, let’s revisit our September 4th chat “Test Strip Accuracy” and talk about . . . What would your comment […]


September DSMA Blog Carnival

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The September DSMA Blog Carnival prompt is: In the diabetes online community we tend to have most of our conversations with other people with diabetes or with their caregivers.  But in our online world, others are able to interact with us if they choose to.  This month let’s look back to the August 7th chat […]


August DSMA Blog Carnival

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August’s DSMA Blog Carnival prompt: Diabetes is a condition that affects more than just our bodies, it influences our emotions as well.  It can sometimes feel harder to cope with the emotional aspects of diabetes then the physical demands.  With that in mind, we revisit the “Diabetes and Mental Health”  chat from July 24th and […]


June DSMA Blog Carnival-diabetes devices

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June’s DSMA Blog Carnival topic is about diabetes devices: blood glucose meters, insulin pumps, and all other diabetes medications.  Here is the prompt: How do you select the diabetes devices you use?  To others looking into new or replacement devices, what would be your best advice to someone shopping around? I must say that I am very […]


May DSMA Blog Carnival

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I am participating in this month’s DSMA Blog Carnival and the prompt for May is: What do you consider to be your Diabetes Strengths?  What do you think are your Diabetes Weaknesses? I’ll start with my weaknesses so I can end on a good note :).  I’m HORRIBLE at counting out chips.  I love chips […]


April DSMA Blog Carnival

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I am pretty new to the DOC (Diabetes Online Community).  I started my blog back at the end of October 2012 (but didn’t publish until January 2013).  If you have read my first post, you know that I started writing this blog to connect with others because I have always felt pretty alone with the […]