Type 1’s with Type A Personalities Live Longer

Researchers analyzed data from the CDC, which has followed a cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes for 22 years. The study showed that for every 1 point increase on the Bortner Rating Scale that evaluated type A behavior, there was a 1% decrease in all cause...
20 Minutes Filling Insulin Reservoirs!

20 Minutes Filling Insulin Reservoirs!

What have you been doing for the past 20 minutes? I’ve filled 10 insulin cartridges and threw out a bag of empty insulin bottles, boxes, and plungers, and changed my insulin pump reservoir. I think I could have been doing something more fun with my time …...
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...
Puppies Aid in Healing!

Puppies Aid in Healing!

Hey Buddy (the Westie on the right) and Bon Bon (the Lhasa Apso on the left, desperately needing a haircut) know how to deliver the perfect amount of TLC and attention!
What do you think of my brace?

What do you think of my brace?

So I had a little too much time on my hands … and I decorated my neck brace! What do you think? Now, I’m being allowed to use the soft collar … made of fabric.  Any suggestions for decorating?

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...