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Person to Know: Brandy Barnes

I have mentioned the organization DiabetesSisters in previous posts on this blog (https://julietalksdiabetes.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/diabetessisters-weekend-for-women-conference/). Recently, the founder of DiabetesSisters, Brandy Barnes, was mentioned in Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s People to Know 2014 Issue. The following is the article, written by a fellow … Continue reading

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Family Matters

No, this post is not about Steve Urkel…..(::snorts:: “Did I do that?” LOL! Memories)…but this is another rather personal true story. I love telling true stories because inappropriate comments are made to diabetics on a daily basis. What I love … Continue reading

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Oxymoron?!?

The pictures below are scans of a newsletter that was sent to me via my local insurance company. It’s titled “Understanding Diabetes.” It was mailed along with an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) in regards to my deductible insurance plan stating … Continue reading

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You know you’re in the home of a diabetic when…

You see these things all over the place: Honestly, we throw them in the trash, but they always seem to follow us around like little puppies.

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GUEST BLOG: “Spina Bifida & Diabetes” by Arthur L. Aston

Thank you so much to my dear friend, Art, for writing this month’s guest blog. GuestBlogArthurLAstonDec2013 My name is Arthur; I met Julie during our college years through a mutual friend who I had known from high school and who … Continue reading

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True story…

“Do you have any fake sugar?,” I asked as I was pouring myself a cup of coffee. “No, because that stuff is really bad for you!” “Well, yeah, but I’m diabetic,” I responded. “Oh, that’s right. I’m so sorry!”

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Why is your purse so heavy?

These pictures show what I carry around in a thermal makeup-style bag in my purse on a daily basis besides my wallet and other necessities. And there are items missing from this (ie, an ink pen, lancets, glucose tablets, etc). … Continue reading

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