Cross-Country Shipping Methods

So these guys arrived this week:

Living next to a golf course all but required I be reunited with my golf clubs. And aside from the monster hills that we live on (and near), there are some fantastic cycling adventures to be had in San Francisco.

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Gone ‘Til November

The good news is I’ve scheduled an appointment with a local endocrinologist. The not so good news is that it’s in November – that’s the soonest I could get in as a new patient. The somewhat comforting news is that my existing prescriptions, and refills will last me until then. But the bummer is that I’m officially locked into my current diabetes treatment until I meet my new doctor.

What bums me out the most is that I have to wait until November to find out if this endocrinologist will be a good fit for me. Do they take the time to listen instead of waiting for her turn to talk? What are their thoughts on the value of social media and peer-to-peer support structures? Do I mention my blog as soon as possible? Should I go in with a list of questions? (Yes) What should be on that list?

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This Weekend

My parents flew in for the weekend. This is going to be great.

If my brief, broken sentence structure isn’t enough of an indication of how excited I am, here’s a preview of what’s going down.

And most importantly…

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On top of the world. #family #sanfrancisco

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Diabetes Blog Week 2014 – Mantras and More

Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day.  Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day.  Is there something positive you tell yourself?  Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through?  Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost?  Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too?

I’ve noticed that I separate my frustrations with diabetes from the rest of my goings on through the lens of my camera. Some days, I really need to just go for a walk.

San Francisco has been kind in its feedback to this grand idea.

| Lands End

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| Lands End

And yes, this includes the cats too.

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By focusing on something other than diabetes, even if only for a moment, I can try to leave that 363 mg/dL behind. I think focusing through my camera lens is a good way to distract myself, particularly when diabetes demands a distraction.

// As prompted by Karen Graffeo, creator of Diabetes Blog Week.

Long Overdue

I’ve been living here for over four months – I suppose this is long overdue.

Starting down the path isn’t the question, I certainly need to start seeing a local endocrinologist. What I’m not sure about is how to start the conversation about switching to an insulin pump. I’m not 100% behind the effort yet, but I have accepted that this change is an inevitability.

I still need to noodle some things out, so until I can better articulate my thoughts on this, you’ll have to settle for more cat pictures.

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Laundry day. #catlife

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