LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Location: New Mexico, United States

Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Have a happy Thanksgiving

I just had to share this image from one of our sisters. As you might guess, she’s a scientist. A scientist determined to have the perfect Thanksgiving bolus tomorrow. (Note the purple pump down in the lower right corner.)

Me? I just plan to not go into a coma. Or to crash so low that Rio gets his wish to try out the glucagon ER kit!

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Tradition

So it's World Diabetes Day today. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to wish anyone a "happy" World Diabetes Day. Somehow that seems… well, wrong.

But I got to thinking that while the purpose of this day is to raise awareness about diabetes amongst those who are unaware, why not celebrate our lives and d-Friends while we are at it?

So I wrapped up a little something for one of my d-Sisters. Let's start a new tradition. On World D-Day teach one person who knows nothing about diabetes something about our world; and give a token of solidarity to someone with diabetes that you love.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oh Snap, what a difference!

Download of CGM the last week of MDI therapy:

First week on the Snap pump:

OK, I know. There's still a lot of work to do, but it's off to a hell of a good start!