The news today reported that half-a-million Americans have died from COVID-19. That’s more Americans dead from COVID-19 than died in WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War put together. That’s enough dead to fill Arlington Cemetery. Perhaps if we keep talking about the dead in terms of numerical comparisons we don’t have to feel the pain and sadness of the pandemic. Perhaps if we focus on a headcount we don’t have to think about how our government failed to address the crisis. But every soul lost has left an empty spot behind on the hearts of all who knew them. No amount of counting will erase that.Continue reading
Did you see the Super Bowl ads for diabetes devices? What did you think?
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2020 proved to be memorable in oh so many bad ways. Here’s hoping and wishing for a better 2021 for all of us.Continue reading
A list of hundreds of events you can use to inform your social media posts throughout 2021. Includes cultural, health, environmental, and religious commemorations.Continue reading
12 hours later and so many thoughts are still swirling around in my head. 𝗥𝗘: 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 Communication failures added to the anxiety experienced by people with diabetes. Is it that diabetes puts us more at risk for contracting COVID-19 or is it that if we contract COVID we are greater risk of worse outcomes? (It’s the second one.) Do we really understand all those charts and graphs in the news? (Probably not.) Are we clear on what’s required locally in terms of mask wearing, what businesses are open or restricted, etc.? (It depends.) Also, could there be an upside to COVID-19 for people with diabetes? Not being able to go into the doctor’s office has changed the way we take care of ourselves. In some ways we can become more self-reliant. For instance, taking on self-checks of our feet. Also being in our own homes might just equalizeContinue reading