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Roast Beef, Ice Cream & Colors January 17, 2013

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DSMA’s theme for January is Getting to Know You, so some DOC members are answering 48 questions about themselves! That might be 45 more things than you want to know about me…

1. Were You Named After Anyone?
I don’t think so.

2. When Was The Last Time You Cried?
A couple months ago.

3. Do You Like Your Handwriting?
Yep.

4. What Is Your Favorite Lunch Meat?
Tofu? I used to enjoy roast beef.

5. Do You Have Kids?
Hell no. Unless you count kitties and horses.

6. If You Were Another Person, Would You Be Friends With You?
If I liked me.

7. Do You Use Sarcasm A Lot?
For sure.

8. Do You Still Have Your Tonsils?
Nope.

9. Would You Bungee Jump?
Not likely.

10. What Is Your Favorite Cereal?
Cracklin’ Oat Bran.

11. Do You Untie Your Shoes When You Take Them Off?
Yes.

12. Do You Think You Are Strong?
Yes, but not strong enough.

13. What Is Your Favorite Ice Cream?
Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked. Or peppermint.

14. What Is The First Thing You Notice About People?
If they’re judgmental.

15. Red Or Pink?
Red.

16. What Is The Least Favorite Thing About Yourself?
Inability to let go.

17. Who Do You Miss The Most?
No comment. For most cases, my blog policy is to not mention or indicate specific inviduals.

18. What Is The Technique That You Need To Work On The Most?
Commitment to myself.

19. What Color Shoes Are You Wearing?
Striped socks.

20. What Was The Last Thing You Ate?
Sourdough bread.

21. What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Ben Howard.

22. If You Were A Crayon, What Color Would You Be?
Cerulean.

23. Favorite Smells?
Barn, chlorine, vanilla, men’s cologne.

24. How Important Are Your Political Views To You?
Somewhat.

25. Mountain Hideaway Or Beach House?
Beach house.

26. Favorite Sports To Watch?
Equestrian.

27. Hair Color?
Blonde.

28. Eye Color?
Blue.

29. Do You Wear Contacts?
Yep.

30. Favorite Food?
Casado from Fory Fay 2.

31. Scary Movies Or Happy Endings?
Happy endings. I don’t do scary.

32. Last Movie You Watched?
Bridesmaids. I have zero idea what all the fuss was about for that movie.

33. What Color Shirt Are You Wearing?
Blue.

34. Summer Or Winter?
Both.

35. Favorite Dessert?
Oliebollen.

36. Strength Training Or Cardio?
Cardio.

37. Computer Or Television?
Televison.

38. What Book Are You Reading Now?
Your Diabetes Science Experiment, by Ginger!

39. What Is On Your Mouse Pad?
Dell logo.

40. Favorite Sound?
Ocean. Neighs at dinner time.

41. Favorite Genre Of Music?
Is acoustic a genre?

42. What Is The Farthest You Have Been From Home?
Holland. But I was something like 3 months old.

43. Do You Have A Special Talent?
Of course.

44. Where Were You Born?
Washington State. The wet side.

45. Where Are You Living Now?
Northern Colorado.

46. What Color Is Your House?
Light greenish.

47. What Color Is Your Car?
Green. And it’s a truck.

48. Do You Like Answering 48 Questions?
Like these? Yeah!

Day 15: WEGO Health Activist Award November 15, 2012

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Today’s Topic: Nominate someone for a Health Activist Award & write a post about why you nominated them!
Also, I used a Get of Post Free Card for Day 14!

I remember first reading one of Scott’s blog posts. I remember thinking, ‘Huh. Wow. I get that, but would not have had the balls to write it.’

I was struck by the rawness, bluntness, honesty of his words, particularly for the topics he discusses. I thank Scott for sharing his journey with us, taking us through his thoughts and feelings. Scott, your bravery, writing skill and humor is not unnoticed!

For these reasons, I nominated Scott Strange, over at Strangely Diabetic, for a health activist award tonight.

Day 4: What’s In There? November 4, 2012

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Today’s National Health Blog Post Month topic is: Write about what’s in your bag/purse/backpack every day.

I’m going mountain biking instead of readdressing this topic, so check out September’s diabetes gear post!

September’s DSMA Blog Carnival topic asks – How do you carry your diabetes gear?

The lack of pockets in this particular purse does not impress me (it was ideal for a plane’s ‘personal item’). At any given time, all purses in my household are equipped with new and used pen needles that float around.

Three-quarters of what comes with me...just for diabetes.
The purse-of-the-day, everyday, contains:

  • Infusion set
  • Insulin pen
  • Pen needles
  • Glucose tabs
  • Used test strips

I carry my meter in the standard OneTouch® black case. It works well for me – I’m old school, what can I say?

This collection works for both weekday and weekend, although I don’t worry as much about backups for everything over the weekend as I’m closer to home.

Like my old-school OneTouch case, I have no fashionable carrying strategy for Dex or my pump. Both go in pockets, and like car keys, I don’t leave the house without them. At work, Dex sits on my chair with me. At home, it follows me around from room to room (and only occasionally gets left behind).

When I was younger, my parents and I outfitted a bright-pink Caboodles® (think girly tackle box. Horrendous really) to hold everything I’d use in a few days. My 20s-something equivalent has turned into: truck, pockets, purse, fridge, diabetes closet (favorite feature in my house), work bag, swim bag, gym bag, barn bag, bike bag…you get the idea.

September DSMA Blog Carnival September 26, 2012

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September’s DSMA Blog Carnival topic asks – How do you carry your diabetes gear?

The lack of pockets in this particular purse does not impress me (it was ideal for a plane’s ‘personal item’). At any given time, all purses in my household are equipped with new and used pen needles that float around.

Three-quarters of what comes with me...just for diabetes.
The purse-of-the-day, everyday, contains:

  • Infusion set
  • Insulin pen
  • Pen needles
  • Glucose tabs
  • Used test strips

I carry my meter in the standard OneTouch® black case. It works well for me – I’m old school, what can I say?

This collection works for both weekday and weekend, although I don’t worry as much about backups for everything over the weekend as I’m closer to home.

Like my old-school OneTouch case, I have no fashionable carrying strategy for Dex or my pump. Both go in pockets, and like car keys, I don’t leave the house without them. At work, Dex sits on my chair with me. At home, it follows me around from room to room (and only occasionally gets left behind).

When I was younger, my parents and I outfitted a bright-pink Caboodles® (think girly tackle box. Horrendous really) to hold everything I’d use in a few days. My 20s-something equivalent has turned into: truck, pockets, purse, fridge, diabetes closet (favorite feature in my house), work bag, swim bag, gym bag, barn bag, bike bag…you get the idea.

This post is my September entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2012/september-dsma-blog-carnival-2/