I think it’s official. Sunglasses or no sunglasses, the raised eyebrow is my “selfie” protocol.

But please, don’t ever let me say the word “selfie” out loud. You have my permission to hit me if I ever use that word with any sincerity.

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Look Up

I took this in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic on my way home today. Seemed like an appropriate reminder to take the time to look up every now and then. I’m glad I did.

Which also reminds me of Meri’s Tumblr adventure: Her shots are much better than mine.

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Diabetes Blog Week 2012 – Saturday Snapshots

“Back for the third year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like! With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.”

It’s wildly apparent that those in the diabetes community have a shared tendency to post pictures of our Dexcom receiver. It’s the most efficient way to detail how a day is going, or has been. I do what I can to spice up my Dexcom pictures by adding things to the background. Sometimes it works, other times I’m too creative for my own good. The point is that sharing these images strengthens the community. Sharing the highs and lows empowers others to be open and honest about their diabetes and while I’m no medical professional, I’m certain the effects of experiencing and participating in this openness has a positive impact on one’s diabetes management. Maybe not immediately, but the good will come.

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