Strangely Diabetic © Being irreverantly empowered for another forty-odd years © Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:16:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Strangely Diabetic © 32 32 18693405 If you can’t do the smart thing… Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:15:43 +0000 Do the right thing

Thinking Too Small Tue, 10 May 2016 01:10:57 +0000 © 2016 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and

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 [...]]]> 2 3826 Am Wed, 04 May 2016 02:55:32 +0000 © 2016 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and

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

Confessions Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:09:56 +0000 © 2015 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and

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 [...]]]> 1 3779 Semicolons Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:53:12 +0000 ** 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 [...]]]> 2 3766 Sabbatical Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:55:16 +0000 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!


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Shame Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:08:28 +0000 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 [...]]]> 5 3745 It’s Been A While Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:25:41 +0000 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 [...]]]> 4 3729 The Voices I Hear Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:39:57 +0000 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 [...]]]> 7 3681 A Tale of Medicine X Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:30:09 +0000 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 [...]]]> 11 3633