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Summer Means Pie by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I was going to make a blueberry pie, but some of the younger members of this household have been eating the blueberries. So today's endeavor is blueberry peach pie, which is ... Read on »
Lazy Summer by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Quiet in the house; loud in the street. Nora & Dominic are sleeping (or awake in their rooms, but staying very quiet) while the paving crew resurfaces the neighborhood stree ... Read on »
Oh my aching back! by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I pulled out my lower back putting a case of water into the car. I was in a rush -- the fence guys were coming to demolish/reinstall a fence so our new puppy can stay safel ... Read on »
I know it's boring to talk about the weather, but... by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Dang! It's hot! Someone said the heat index got to 107 today. Okay, not as hot as the normal summer day in Dhahran, so many years ago, but still... not far off. I had dif ... Read on »
Writing is Hard by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I love writing. I don't have much time to do it. Lately I've been going back to my "paper blog," or as I used to call it, my journal. A few minutes at night, a few thoughts ... Read on »
Working on the Resolutions by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Laugh more. Stress less. Write more, and flow. Crank down the criticism. Make time for games. And hair cuts (today's felt good). Let go of worry. Maintain a sense of hum ... Read on »
White Chicken Chili by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I had friends coming over for a meal, and wanted to make Giada De Laurentis' recipe for white chicken chili. The recipe calls for ground chicken and of course when I was l ... Read on »
Mentoring by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 When Daniel was diagnosed with type 1, a wonderful woman, C., took me under her wing. C also had a son, a bit older than Daniel, who was dx'd about a year before. C emaile ... Read on »
8 Days a Week by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 So I thought it would be a good idea to take online courses in Educational Technology Integration so that I could get a certificate which could somehow lead to the job I'm t ... Read on »
September evening by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I love the hiking/biking trail that goes through our neighborhood. I like to walk in the early evening, when the heat loses its grip on the day, and the woods are alive ... Read on »
Eat a lot of peaches! by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 We are lucky to have a little farm near our house, and they have THE BEST PEACHES. Every week a different variety is in season. We have to keep checking in so that we don' ... Read on »
Shimmering in the heat by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 It's rather boring, isn't it, to speak of the weather, of the relentless heat, the grass going dormant and crisping as if the sun was trying to achieve that nutty, toasted g ... Read on »
Long time no type by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Wow, I can't believe it has been almost two months since my last post. The end of the school year was so busy, and at the end of May Daniel had a 5 day stay in the hospital ... Read on »
Gluten Free Potstickers by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I'm teaching a gluten free cooking class for a few weekends, and found out that the oven at the church where I'm teaching is just not very reliable. You have to tu rn it o ... Read on »
Artificial Pancreas by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I've read a couple of intriguing articles about a robotic/artificial pancreas, and it seems hopeful for the near future. There's a great article in Wired Magazine this mont ... Read on »
Hog Heaven by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 We've just returned from a trip to western North Carolina, with a college visit in Virginia along the way. When I researched our trip, I didn't get too many good "hits" ... Read on »
Range of Motion by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 It feels so good to have my cast off. And while I remain stiff and sore, and I don't have my complete range of motion back yet, typing is certainly much easier now than it ... Read on »
Cabin Fever by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I don't know how people who live in cold climates get along. One week of this snowdiculousness and I'm ready to climb the walls! It doesn't help that I still have a ca ... Read on »
Snowmageddon by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 The storm has been dubbed Snowmageddon, for threatening multiple feet and its windy, blizzardy nature. But no worries. Snowmageddon all you want! There's chicken stew alr ... Read on »
Endo craziness by Naomi M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 What do you do when you just can't get in to see the endocrinologist? Daniel is supposed to have an appointment every three months to check his A1c, go over his blood sugar ... Read on »