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I Don't Give A Sheet.

Dare to be a little fearless when it comes to taking care of your health in public.
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Kim Vlasnik - ePatient Ignite! Talk

From Stanford's Medicine X conference in September, 2014 - my ePatient Ignite talk.
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We Can Do This - Diabetes and Celiac Disease

Meet Andrea, Jewels, Wendy and Addy, Brianna, and Dana who discuss the ways in which living with celiac disease and diabetes impacts their lives.
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We Can Do This - Encouraging Independence

New video from the You Can Do This Project! These parents of children with T1D share their struggles and successes while encouraging independence.
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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April 1, 1986
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"Diabetes Won't Stop Me".

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

The You Can Do This Project (recipient of a DHF Seeds Grant in 2012) and Jerry the Bear are asking you to make a quick, 30 second or less video telling us about your biggest goals and dreams. We're calling the campaign "Diabetes Won't Stop Me", because we were inspired by this group of kiddos who live with T1D:



Being Resourceful.

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 8:47am 3 Comments

I had plans last night for dinner with friends. (Actually, it's a "book club", but seeing as how I hardly ever get around to reading the books anymore, I consider it more of a "dinner date".) As I sat in my parked car outside of the restaurant, I did a quick blood test. The results weren't surprising, as I had been stuck at that number for several hours: 152.

In the past three hours, I had done four correction boluses - and they seemed to bounce right off of that 152 like it was a…


Why I Love My Teeth.

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 6:46am 1 Comment

There aren't many of us who can say we look forward to a trip to the dentist. The promise of a free toothbrush doesn't quite balance the uncomfortable feeling of someone sticking their fingers under your tongue, scratching your teeth with miniature ice picks, and vacuuming the spit out of your mouth. And then, having to pay for it.

For some, this attitude can be applied to seeing doctors in general - it's not the most pleasant way to spend your time. Those of us who live with… Continue

Real Diabetes.

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:30am 4 Comments

Celebrating successes is easy, and just plain feels good.  Poking fun at the quirks and inconveniences of living with diabetes is something I enjoy doing.  These two manners of blogging are both comfortable and familiar for me.


But they don't paint the…


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At 6:21am on September 8, 2012, shoshana27 said…


At 1:49pm on April 17, 2012, Stacey said…

Hi there! I'm noticing now how many people I am not friends with on here. Bad Stacey!! ;)

At 6:20pm on August 14, 2011, Natalie ._c- said…
Dear one, I LOVE your blog! You have such a great sense of humor as well as being an artist! :-) And I know a little about Nebraska, because I had my first teaching job in Scottsbluff, for 3 years. Rural Nebraska is really culture shock for a girl from Los Angeles!
At 1:25pm on August 3, 2011, Fabiana Couto said…
Hi Kim! Thanks for adding me! Its very nice to "meet' You
At 3:18am on May 31, 2011, Dude said…
Hi Kim! Thanks for the friend add! I really enjoy reading your blog :)
At 12:05pm on October 1, 2010, Lisa said…
well, hello friend. :)
At 9:02am on September 27, 2010, Ahmad said…
No worries, I was just joking as usual....again it was nice meeting you and I hope to meet you again soon!

Take care and keep on going
At 4:59pm on September 26, 2010, Ahmad said…
O M G......That was you....No way! I don't call having a date or even a romantic dinner!!

Wait a minute, yesterday.....yesterday.....Oh yes yesterday....I had dinner with group of sweet cute diabetes that we cracked up all the were ONE of the eight ,,,,,,

Okay enough with that silly things...'

It was a huge pleasure meeting you "Dexcom face" I mean Kim.....however you should told me that you are the one here...that you know me!! I was saying to my self "That face look familiar" Or may be that wasn't you!!!!

Hope to meet you again soon before the full moon
At 8:59pm on August 13, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Kim!
At 8:45am on July 15, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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