I have Type 1 diabetes. I love to write. I’m happy when I am helping others. I speak up when it’s important. I have a passion for sharing knowledge and learning new technology. I was BORN to BLOG!
— Joanne Laufer Milo, The Savvy Diabetic

Are Pantiliners Intuitive?

Really, must I ask?  The answer is YES! Not naming names but while in the hospital, I needed some help getting dressed.  The first day, my panties arrived with the pantiliner with the soft side down and the sticky side up ... that doesn't work!  I made the correction...

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Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude …

Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude …

There must be a country western song about gratitude!  It abounds, it fills you up, it floods you, it makes you feel good all over. I am astounded with these feelings of gratitude and appreciate.  For a loving husband, for a brilliant surgeon, for enough money to pay...

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Coming back after surgery!

I'm on the mend!  What a doozy of a surgery ... spinal, anterior and posterior!  5 hours!!!  5 days in the hospital!  Wow! So, first, let me thank everyone for all your good wishes.   With some luck, an amazing husband and supportive friends and loving puppies, I got...

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My Book and Surgery!

I guess you can call it irony ... or a strange twist of fate?! I started writing my book after many recent years of hospital stays ... and I learned how to manage.  So ... my book is published and selling well ... and I have to go into major surgery tomorrow, with a 7...

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My first book is PUBLISHED!

My first book is PUBLISHED!

Every bit of the process of publishing The Savvy Diabetic has been fascinating. It started with the concept.  I had been hospitalized, over the past 4 years, for a variety of problems, most not related to diabetes. But having T1 diabetes and being in the hospital can...

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A Cautionary Tale

from Jeff: I was sitting in the bathroom when I noticed the top of my infusion set was starting to come off at the edge.  So I reached for the SkinTac to stick it on until it was time to change sets.  Now, the top of the bottle had become sticky and so I was turning...

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