Finding My Flow Through One Trigonometry Function

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“Just remember – life is like a sine graph”, my mother always touted, long before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (at the “adult” age of 18). Growing up with a dad who was a math professor ensured that I knew from a very early age what the sine function was. It goes up, and then down. And then back up. She always said it to make me feel better – after losing a tennis match, getting a lousy grade on an exam or fighting with my high school boyfriend. “Head up Maria – remember – life is like a sine graph.” Continue reading

Just Keep Grindin’ — We Turn One And Reflect On Diabetes Philosophy

Just Keep Grindin' -- A Diabetes Philosophy

 

It’s been one of those weeks at the DDG in regards to blood sugar, with particularly persistent high blood sugars. A much enjoyed pastime of many with diabetes is the arduous, often pointless hunt for the high blood sugar cause. In our desperate search, we have determined it could be any of the following, not in order of likelihood: the full moon, stress at work, a new supplement, scar tissue, lack of exercise, hot weather, or menstruation (only applies to one DDG cofounder).

We also figured out, while on the phone yesterday, that it was indeed the official 1 year anniversary of launching DiabetesDailyGrind. Wild. What a year.

Now as a one year old website, with two members who still deal with the occasional round of unexplained high blood sugars, this is the perfect moment to remind ourselves, of our philosophy: the grind. Continue reading