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Freaky Friday - D-Blog Week Day 5 #DBLOGWEEK

Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog Week! (bittersweetdiabetes.com) Just like in the movie, today we’re doing a swap. If you could switch chronic diseases, which one would you choose to deal with instead of diabetes? And while we’re considering other chronic conditions, do you think your participation in the DOC has affected how you treat friends and acquaintances with other medical conditions? Nope. I don't want a different disease. Diabetes is mine. I own this. I've had six years to become intimate…

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Accomplishments Big and Small - D-Blog Week Day 4

Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog Week! (bittersweetdiabetes.com) We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve…

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Memories - D-Blog Week Day 3

Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog Week! (bittersweetdiabetes.com) Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere.... your or your loved one's diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. (Thanks to Jasmine of Silver-Lined for this topic suggestion.) Memories? Well, I remember being diagnosed. It wasn't a bad day per se. The week earlier I was on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and told to…

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We the undersigned - D-Blog Week Day 2

Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog Week! (bittersweetdiabetes.com) Today's Prompt: Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change? I based my "fake" petition on a real Change.org petition. I am only partly…

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Share and Don't Share - D-Blog Week Day 1

Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog Week! (bittersweetdiabetes.com) Today's Prompt: Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved one's daily life with diabetes? On the other hand, what do you hope they don't see? Hi Doc, thanks for…

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