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Thinking Too Small http://strangelydiabetic.com/2016/05/09/thinking-too-small/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2016/05/09/thinking-too-small/#comments Tue, 10 May 2016 01:10:57 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3826 © 2016 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

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 [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2016/05/09/thinking-too-small/feed/ 2 3826 Am http://strangelydiabetic.com/2016/05/03/am/ Wed, 04 May 2016 02:55:32 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3819 © 2016 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

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.

© 2016 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

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Confessions http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/10/12/confessions/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/10/12/confessions/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:09:56 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3779 © 2015 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

When I posted last (Semicolons), I remarked how hard it was for me to actually push the publish button and that resistance has bothered me.

I first read about the Semicolon Project in June and I found it very intriguing and started thinking about getting [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/10/12/confessions/feed/ 1 3779 Semicolons http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/09/19/semicolons/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/09/19/semicolons/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:53:12 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3766 ** I have never had as much trouble hitting the publish button on a post like I’ve had with this one. I’m don’t understand why, but I’m sure it has something to do with making one of my invisible illnesses a bit more visible. And remembering the times I wanted to stop, probably should have [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/09/19/semicolons/feed/ 2 3766 Sabbatical http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/08/24/sabbatical/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/08/24/sabbatical/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:55:16 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3763 Hello everyone, Strangely Diabetic is shuttering its doors for the foreseeable future. I’ll lurk around here and there so just consider this a sabbatical

Thanks for everyone’s kind support!

Scott

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Shame http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/07/07/shame/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/07/07/shame/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:08:28 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3745 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 [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/07/07/shame/feed/ 5 3745 It’s Been A While http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/03/27/its-been-a-while/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/03/27/its-been-a-while/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:25:41 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3729 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 [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2015/03/27/its-been-a-while/feed/ 4 3729 The Voices I Hear http://strangelydiabetic.com/2014/10/10/voices/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2014/10/10/voices/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:39:57 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3681 At Medicine X I had the fortunate experience of being on a panel moderated by Carly Medosch on the topic of invisible pain and how it can affect people. My pain, caused by depression, really isn’t viewed as a debilitating pain by most people.

I was fully expecting to hear things like “You don’t deserve [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2014/10/10/voices/feed/ 7 3681 A Tale of Medicine X http://strangelydiabetic.com/2014/09/11/a-tale_of_medicine-x/ http://strangelydiabetic.com/2014/09/11/a-tale_of_medicine-x/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:30:09 +0000 http://strangelydiabetic.com/?p=3633 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 [...]]]> http://strangelydiabetic.com/2014/09/11/a-tale_of_medicine-x/feed/ 11 3633