Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes

Jack of All Trades

Sometimes I think my blog should just be about diabetes–or about diabetes and food, or mindfulness and diabetes, or diabetes, mindfulness and food with some art thrown in–and maybe a poem or two every once in a while. In other … Continue reading

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The little white bird at the bottom of the box…

As we struggle through our Pandora’s box of difficulties: resistance, fear, doubt and anxiety, there’s a little white bird at the bottom of the box we often forget about–humor. The dear friend of humor is hope. Laugh and play every … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.3 Mindfulness

3 key areas in life need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is a … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.2 Creativity

After 20 years with Type 1 diabetes, I see 3 key areas in life that need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Creativity means … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.1 Knowledge

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since 1992. After 20 years I see 3 key areas in life that need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation … Continue reading

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Judgment as a Driver

In the past, imbedded in my drive to stay free of complications, was an element of judgment–judging and comparing myself to others who I deemed had “failed” in their diabetes care. Bringing awareness to that subtle judgment has been a … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself or Ask for Help?

I open with a pivotal incident that sheds light on my self-image as a person with diabetes. I’m re-examining this image. When my oldest son was a teenager, we went to a huge mall and looked high and low for … Continue reading

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