Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

The Summer as a Time of Renewal

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Hello from Berkshire County Massachusetts!

I am in one of my favorite places in the world. The physical beauty of mountains,lakes and farms helps me feel less stressed. When I am less stressed I can turn my energy towards myself in a positive way. Also, I can swim and walk more easily because of the beautiful surroundings. Today I went swimming in a lake surrounded by trees and the open sky. When I am more in tune with myself I can slow down and feel well being.  I can stop worrying about my body and love it!  Being active by being outdoors is a wonderful gift I have this summer.

An Introduction/An Opportunity

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My name is Robin and I am a 61 year old woman who has been living with Type 2 Diabetes for approximately 15 years. I have other chronic health conditions, so my task has been managing multiple health issues including depression. It had been a very lonely journey as my doctors were the only others I could discuss my concerns with and otherwise I kept it all to my self.  My family and friends have always been concerned but their understanding is not enough when you need support and constant education on how to optimally manage your health.

Stuff and Stress

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Let's talk moving. Let's talk my parents gone. Let's talk 85 years of life accumulation... Let's talk  two boys, now 21 and 19 years old. Let's talk stuff. Yep, we are talking about stuff. Stuff. that when it comes right down to looking at it all, means nothing.

EXCITED!!!!

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Excitement!!! That is what I am feeling this Tuesday. You see on Thursday morning, I leave for the DiabetesSisters Conference in DC.

So for those never attending one, it means to me, excitement that I will see my girlfriends that I met for the first time at last year's conference. Last year was the first year I attended. This year I will be rooming with Nina and Dawn. 

Lovin My PODS

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Being a PODS Leader is such an inspiration to me. You might think that it may be a bit burdensome to hold meetings at your home, plan the refreshments and plan the lessons for the theme each month. Let me tell you that this couldn't be further from the truth!

How Do You Deal With Cognitive And Memory Problems?

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So let's start with what I just finished completing. I just filled out a job application online. I need to give you a bit of background first. So get out your pen and paper. There will be a short quiz at the end to test your memory and cognitive skills.

I am astute in sales and customer service. I excel at both and up until about seven years ago, I loved what I did and succeeded so well that I surpassed my other team members in sales consistently and no one could please a client like I did.

I Want a Pump and I Want It Now, Part 2

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Ok Ladies...The last time I left you on this topic, I left you with questions and myself with lots of frustration.

I was turned down for my request for a pump two blogs ago. Now mind you this was my general practitioners office and not an endo. So I understand she may not be versed in diabetes, but to turn me down and not tell me to ask my endo or let me see your log book or get another A1c or lets discuss this rationally first, was upsetting. She was rude when she told me that I didn't take care of myself and extremely belittling.

Normally I try to work things out with the person that I am having conflict with. Not this time. This is a Christian doctors' office and her approach to everything within our twenty minute appointment was less than Christian like. She apparently was having a bad day and I was on defense. Not that she needs to be sweet all the time, but this was only the second time I had seen her. If she checked my chart she would see that although I had a couple months of bad numbers and bad management that certainly was not the norm for me. Who was she to judge me when she wasn't really educated on my history nor walking my walk? It was enough for me to run to the bakery and grab a cannoli.