it has been about six weeks since the diabetes unconference happened. i have held off from writing about it because even now, i’m not sure it is fully digested. yes, it was amazing. yes, the people who attended were inspiring. yes, we covered a LOT of topics relating to diabetes. yes, it should’ve lasted longer, […]
have you ever felt an immediate need to share upon the receipt of good news? you: got a promotion, or were selected to win an award, or found out your blood work came back showcasing the rigor with which you tried to improve your health since your last visit to the doctor. maybe you reached […]
tomorrow night at 9:00 pm EST, there will be a twitter chat via #dcde will you join me? i’ll be there to chat about the words we use when we talk about diabetes. where do you weigh in?
jesse (pictured above) just leaned over from his desk, parting from his lecture slide review, to ask, how do you respond to, ‘uncontrolled diabetic.’ with a bug-eyed expression, i replied, ‘not well at all.’ he went on to explain that in his class, the phrase is everywhere. he has been by my side long enough […]
i am enrolled in a positive psychology class. kid president = love.
when today rolls around each year, i wonder what i shall do, explore how i should feel. still diabetic. i sit here, on the day marking the start of my fourteenth year post diagnosis, and question… should i feel: thankful for the life i’ve sustained because of medication? grateful to the scientists (banting) who made […]
benign. a word you hope to only use in benign situations, also known as the situations that are figurative in nature, or ones that are devoid of the possibility of cancer. it’s nothing. nearly three months ago, i felt a lump in my breast. it began with 30 days of ‘it will probably go away’ […]
pinterest me a story cut out of humble brag postcards wishing you were here no need for color i’ll believe your tale without it weave into it makers and takers lies and the kind of motivational quotes that make you think rather than smile do more be better if i can, so can you bravery […]
ever come face to face with someone harboring a radically different perspective on diabetes? one that doesn’t jive with yours? one that you wish you didn’t still hear? one that takes just a little something from you? one that hurts your heart and reminds you of how much work there is still to do? ever […]
so you have heard of medicine x, the conference at stanford university that truly integrates patient voice and perspective, the conference that trends on twitter because the online component is exponential and maybe you have thought about applying maybe you decided not to because you aren’t sure you have something unique to contribute maybe you […]