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Diabetes has taught us

One of my greatest sources of joy comes from what I’ve learned working with my diabetes. These lessons are typically not by choice. In my case, I’m continually learning to “think like a pancreas”. As I review my 34+ years with diabetes, my skill at self-care is a result of the experiences I’ve had. Diabetes […]

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Risk taking

In his Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell says, “Life means risk. People who sabotage themselves shouldn’t worry about failure as much they should be concerned about the chances they miss when they don’t even try. Too many people are having what might be called ‘near-life experiences.’” In a broad sense, we who have diabetes […]

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Healthy experimentation

Over the months I’ve blogged about diabetes, I have encouraged readers to try new approaches when those being practiced are not working. One element producing greater motivation comes from a definition of insanity—doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. When a process is not working, it’s time for experimentation.  If […]

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Update on Going to the next level

I posted “Going to the next level” on August 20 and promised an update in a couple of weeks. I’m now injecting Symlin 5-10 minutes before I eat my evening meal. I’ve increased the dosage from 15 to 30 micrograms and am carefully monitoring the results. So far, I’ve noted that I needed to take […]

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Going to the next level

I’ve been thinking about Symlin for a while and a visit to their booth at the AADE Convention convinced me to discuss this topic with my CDE. From my research, I learned that Symlin, a hormone, works with insulin to help control BG after meals. In addition, their literature claims that this product slows the […]

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