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Confessions of a Lazy Diabetic...and Two Words to Change Your Life! by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Ok, I admit it. I've been slacking. I can't believe we're already finished with the first week of 2011! It sounds so space-agey! I'm psyched for the new year, e ... Read on »
Guilt & Blame: Diabetes' Kissing Cousins by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 "The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt." --Ayn Rand* * *There are three things that make this so-called D-life impossibly hard at times: There's ... Read on »
What Doctors Can Learn from Nordstrom's & Apply to Patient Care by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Nordstrom's is known for their exemplary customer service and  successful business model . For years,  Nordstrom’s Employee Handbook  was a single 5×8” gray ca ... Read on »
Happy World Diabetes Day & The Morning After by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Woo-hoo!  We did it!  We raised over $9,000 here in Milwaukee at our  DiabetesBFF.org  / World Diabetes Day fundraiser. Folks came out and had a great night--a fun ... Read on »
Top 5 Faux Pas People Make When Relating to Diabetics (& How to Avoid Them) by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes can feel like a minefield. It’s tough to know what to do and say when dealing with sensitive topics like the health issues of those we love. The same ... Read on »
1 in 3 Americans Diabetic by 2050? by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 The Truth Behind 1 in 3 Americans Becoming Diabetic by 2050 Thanks to new CDC projections, the American media is running wild with stories of how diabetics a ... Read on »
Helping Me Help You: Become a Diabetes BFF & Double Your Money! by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Dear Readers: My family and I work hard every year to put on an annual fundraiser to celebrate World Diabetes Day and raise awareness and money for diabe ... Read on »
Rediscovering Insulin by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 There's a great  NYT  article by Dr. Abigail Zuger, originally published on October 4th 2010 entitled " Rediscovering the First Miracle Drug ," on the im ... Read on »
The Healing Effect of Creating Art by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 The first annual Diabetes Art Day launched by  Lee Ann Thill  of The Butter Compartment and suggested by  Cherise Stockley  of Diabetes Daily fame gave us all some ... Read on »
Attention All Atsy-Fartsies! by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Today is Diabetes Art Day. All you have to do (if you want to) is create something artsy-fartsy in the spirit of the day--to reflect, acknowledge and share what dia ... Read on »
Why Insulin? by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Have you guys seen the new Lantus commercials pimping out insulin as a medication? It rubs me the wrong way, so to speak. "Insulin is the right choice for me!" I kn ... Read on »
Chiming in on Co-Pays for Diabetics by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I recently went to Walgreens to pick up my host of prescription medications for diabetes. Here's the breakdown for one month Humalog Insulin:  $60 Blood Pressure ... Read on »
Lend a Hand for Diabetes Awareness by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I'm not a huge proponent of BigPharma, but do give two thumbs up for the Global Diabetes Handprint , inspired by Luis Emiro's idea for the TuDiabetes Word in Your ... Read on »
How to Hit Mute, Speak Yiddish & Improve Life with Diabetes by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Note to Readers:  Refer to this guide if you need to brush up on your Yiddish.   I turned 33 this weekend, officially finished my ma ... Read on »
LifeScan Recall of OneTouch Sure Step Test Strips by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Never heard of Sure Step? Me neither! Apparently, In 2006 LifeScan stopped selling OneTouch SureStep Meters in the U.S. but continued to provide test strips. ... Read on »
Diabetes: 'Til Death Do Us Part by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Poetry taps into that which is beyond paraphrase--the images, emotions, realities that cannot be expressed in any other way and still retain the essence. Poetry h ... Read on »
After the Great Oz Has Spoken by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 You might've caught my head's up regarding Oprah's show on "The Silent Killer," which aired yesterday. I did a live-chat over at HealthCentral before, during an ... Read on »
Diabetes: The Silent Killer by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 TODAY ON OPRAH: Diabetes: America's Silent Killer Finally, the queen of talk is featuring an episode on diabetes [read type 2] subtitled “America's Sile ... Read on »
Aid for 300,000+ Haitian Diabetics Arriving by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Emergency diabetes supplies dispatched to Haiti (from press release) An estimated 300,000 Haitians with diabetes urgently need help. The International Diabete ... Read on »
Life, in Circles (bloodsugar, too) by Amylia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 My bloodsugar stayed stubbornly and dangerously high for hours yesterday, fluctuating between the "low" 300's and skyrocketing to 423 mg/dl without known prompting ... Read on »