Riva Greenberg's Blog – April 2012 Archive (2)

Diabetes and autism, what happens when you're the caregiver?

I find I often wrestle with feeling unseen living with type 1 diabetes. Then I had an encounter a few days ago with someone for whom I can't imagine what this disease is like.

I took my weekly walk to Trader Joe and as life sometimes serves up unexpected connections I found the woman behind the cash register has a son with type 1 diabetes. She told me that because she read the logo on the jacket I was wearing. I won that jacket 20 years ago doing a JDRF Walk for the…

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Added by Riva Greenberg on April 22, 2012 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Saved by my Timesulin smart cap!

At 11:30 this morning I walked into the kitchen to see my Lantus Solostar insulin pen still resting on the counter. I take my shot in the morning, and in the morning I take my pen out of a mug I keep it in on my kitchen counter. After I take my shot I put it back in the mug. This has been my method to track whether or not I take my morning shot for the past year.

It seemed odd that my pen would still be on the counter three hours after I usually take my shot. It's not like me to…

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Added by Riva Greenberg on April 10, 2012 at 11:01am — 6 Comments

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