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Thinking Too Small

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Sometimes I think we in the diabetes community, especially where technology and type 1 is involved, think way too goddamn small.

In particular, I am thinking of the response to the UHC/Medtronic announcement last wee. Heather over at The Chronic Scholar has an excellent breakdown […]

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I’m not simply healthy or simply sick.

I’m not simply good or simply bad.

Not simply happy or simply sad.

Good, bad, or indifferent I simply am.

I simply am.

And I am awake.

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Shame

I’ve written before about the shame I used to feel about having survived so long with Type 1 diabetes. Surviving while basically ignoring it for 4 decades. Surviving while so many didn’t or who’ve developed complications and worked so much harder at it than I did.

But that is a personal shame, one that I […]

It's Been A While

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Actually, it’s been a damn long while since I posted anything here. Good things are happening advocacy wise, I was named to the 2014 Medicine X Honor Roll and I’ll be part of a panel discussion on patient generated data at Health Datapalooza in May. The kind folks over at DSMA Live invited me over […]

A Tale of Medicine X

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Walking down the hall toward my first panel discussion on Chronic Illness and Depression (check it out below), I was feeling pretty anxious. While I’ve written extensively of my own experiences with depression and my journey with therapy, being recorded & even part of a live webcast was uncomfortably different. I was putting a […]