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I Wasn't Being Polite, Miss Manners

© 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and

Miss Manners, in a brilliant failure of advice, tells a traveler that he would be very impolite to test his glucose in public saying

Restrooms exist to provide a proper location for such necessary activities when away from home, and those […]

Silly Questions

© 2013 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and

I had an eye appointment the other day and as the nurse was taking vitals as such, one of the questions she asked was “What’s was the range of your glucose readings in the last 30 days?”

I hate questions like that. Personally, I really […]

OK Brainiacs… Riddle Me This: Crowdsourcing Diabetes Management


Let me explain why the pattern above troubles me. I have been having late afternoon lows off-and-on for months. Normally I would think I need less insulin except for a few pertinent facts:


We’ve Got DATA!! Uh, So… Now What?

** I’m writing this from my viewpoint as a Type 1 diabetic and, as always, Your Diabetes May Vary

The Atlantic posted an article by Thomas Goetz, The Diabetic’s Paradox, that did a very good and accurate job of describing why data collection is the arch-enemy of many diabetics, even addressing the psycho-social aspects of […]

It’s Another Diaversary

Diaversary, a word I had never heard of before finding the diabetic online community (DOC), is similar to an anniversary or birthday except the “celebrated” date is your date of diagnosis. Some do actually celebrate another year of co-existing with diabetes.

Personally, I used to just view it as another day of being cursed. I […]