Author Archives: Colleen

The D Connection

Shortly after I was diagnosed (Type 1-LADA) – no insulin – just some pills, we were out to dinner at a local restaurant with friends from work. Must have been blogging by then or I wouldn’t have spotted the Medtronic pump … Continue reading

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I’m not perfect.

Perfection – certainly not a word used when you’re dealing with Diabetes. Back when I first started pumping, I put the “change inset” schedule on my calendar. Because, you know, you change it every 3 days and that would remind … Continue reading

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Dusting It Off

I’m very impressed with those d-bloggers who blog more than once every 3 or 4 months. I’m dusting this one off and I’m not happy with myself. I would have been a looney tune case if I hadn’t found the … Continue reading

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D-Blog Week

So – I’m not doing D-Blog Week – for the first time since Karen began it. But… I can read blogs and comment so – that’s me this week. If you haven’t – check out Karen’s list of who’s blogging. … Continue reading

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Me & the Anesthesiologist

And by the way, he was one of the cutest anesthesiologists I’ve ever seen. Not that I’ve met a whole lot of anesthesiologists… When you reach a certain age, a colonoscopy is recommended. The one this week was my third. … Continue reading

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Diabetes Grief

Today – one of the attendees of the Diabetes UC (UnConference) posted this: My biggest struggle lately has been the grief over diagnosis. Before attending, I’d been having some rough weeks with sadness and worry over how my life was … Continue reading

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TSA Cares – Really!

Several people have written about contacting TSA for a passenger support specialist to make it easier getting through airport security. So I did. And received this reply within 24 hours. Good afternoon, Ms. Skinner, I am sorry I was unable … Continue reading

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Medicare, I did it…

In April I will be 65 years old. Holy sh**! Really? Anyway, I signed up for Medicare this week. It was easy. It was kind of fascinating to see my “earnings” report. Not that I earned much. I was a teacher … Continue reading

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10 Years Ago

10 years ago I was 54 years old. 10 years ago I knew very little about Diabetes because… 10 years ago I didn’t have Diabetes. 10 years ago the flu shot was restricted to people older than 54. And so, … Continue reading

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