My Favorite Things

Today’s topic is:

Click for the My Favorite Things – Sunday 5/18 Link List. As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things from the week. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment left on your blog that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!


I had a few things that I really liked this week but will limit it to two. 

At the top of the list was Laddie at Test, Guess and Go wrote,  A Diabetes Poem by Abby the Black Lab.  I am just a big softy for pups, so really enjoyed that one.  My dog Alex couldn’t tell me I was low, but I know he knew something wasn’t right.  A couple times I would wake up after passing out and he would be sitting there shaking.  It really broke my heart to see him so scared because of me.  We think about what this disease does to the people in our lives, but we don’t always stop and think about how it impacts our furkids.  So Abby’s poem really hit home for me.

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Saturday Snapshops: Some Days

I am a day late and yesterday’s topic was:

Click for the Saturday Snapshots – Saturday 5/17 Link List. Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like! With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Maybe I should change the title to Sunday snapshots!

Some days are good


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Diabetes Life Hacks

Todays topic is:

Click for the Diabetes Life Hacks – Friday 5/16 Link List. Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes. Tell us everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen (scroll to the bottom of this post). Please remember to give non-medical advice only! (Thank you Rachel of Probably Rachel and Kelley of Below Seven for this topic suggestion.)

At first, I couldn’t think of any non-medical tips.  Then I was sitting at my desk and realized that I do have a couple.  Just had to open my eyes and look!

I have seen a bunch of people on MDI say that they can’t figure stuff out because they don’t have a pump.  You don’t need a pump to figure things out – all you need is a little calculator.  I have a couple of these little pocket calculators.  They are cheap – last time I got one, it was $4.  I put it next to a ruler so you can see it is only 4 inches long and thin.  Easily fits in a purse.  It makes it easy to figure out carbs and insulin when you are out and about.  No need to be a math genius when you have a calculator on you!

 Pocket Calculator

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Mantras and More

Today’s topic is:

Click for the Mantras and More – Thursday 5/15 Link List. Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this topic.)

What gets me thru a hard diabetes day?

Glucose tablets and Apidra

Yeah, I know that wasn’t really the intent of this post, but I had to! 

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