Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 27 2011

A Trip to Martinique

Earlier this month, I took my first trip to Martinique as a person living with diabetes. Since 2008, I’ve been visiting the beautiful Caribbean island located in the lower Antilles frequently. There were a few things that made me nervous about having to bring diabetes along for the ride this time. #1-I swim almost every …

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Jun 15 2011

You Can Do This (the process and the video)

When I first hear about textingmypancreas’ idea for the You Can Do This project, I was excited.  I knew that I would record and upload my video.  I just didn’t know exactly what I was going to say. So, I turned my video camera on and talked from my soul.  For 15 minutes, I talked, …

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Jun 06 2011

Diabetic Attacks-In My Own Words

Within hours of being diagnosed with diabetes the nurses told me to “Beware of low blood sugar.” What they should have said was, “Watch out for those diabetic attacks, if you think you’ve kissed death while your sugar is too high, just wait until it gets too low.” Of course they couldn’t say it just …

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Jun 02 2011

An 8-hour International Flight

Before becoming a diabetic, I loved to travel.  “Traveling” has been my initial response to the question “So, what is your favorite thing to do?” since my days as an undergraduate. Traveling for me is so freeing, so liberating, and a way to clear my mind.  When my car tires hit the road for a …

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