Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes

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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Shame and Illness

I think shame is a key unspoken, unexplored factor in how we deal with illness. I listened to 2 great TED talks from Brene Brown about shame and vulnerability. Her first talk on vulnerability went viral and she followed with … Continue reading

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Paula Revisited

I visited Paula Deen’s site, now that the hubbub of her T2 diabetes revelation is in remission. I wanted to see how her diabetes-themed site, Diabetes in a New Light, has evolved and if PaulaDeen.com has changed. There are Krispy … Continue reading

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Tea

These were on my drawing table today as I navigated the MA subsidized health care system. A much-needed calm, beautiful image since the process is stressful. The problem is, things happen without anyone telling the client/patient/me, that they are happening. … Continue reading

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Why Greens Are Good

I’m re-reading Victoria Boutenko’s Green for Life as I review what I eat, and how and why I came to eat this way. Boutenko compares the SAD (standard American diet) to a chimpanzee diet. Because chimpanzees are our closest primate relative … Continue reading

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What is Practice?

I was diagnosed in 1992 and do not have any diabetes-related complications. My self-care is not perfect but I believe there are several reasons why I’m as healthy as I am-though I understand there may be a genetic component too. … Continue reading

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Mindful eating & hunger

For me, someone with Type 1 diabetes, mindful eating practice often bumps up against the physical and emotional effects of low or high blood sugars, as well as my ongoing relationship with food, which is affected by a history of … Continue reading

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