Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pumped... about the technology

InkStain'D is out in all it's Sunday glory. You'll read all kinds of good stuff here, including a review of the iBGStar by Valerie Anne of Diabetically Yours (my newest blogger discovery - and what a treasure she is!) Did I mention I'm very pumped about this technology? My local pharmacy is on the case, but I might be downloading the app even before receiving the meter. Did I mention that I'm excited? Right... ok, moving on.

Cool stuff worth reading in the Sunday Edition:

  • Surprise Surprise... - Diabetically Yours
  • Yes I Can Have Chocolate - No More Shots for Shannon
  • May DSMA Carnival: The best of the May Diabetes Blogs
  • May the Fourth Be With You: Happy Blogaversary to SixUntilMe
  • Predetermined Nonsense - A Consequence of Hypoglycemia
  • Junk Food Ban in Ontario Schools: Protest video by students & definitely worth watching
  • Eye implants restore vision in British patients (InkStain'D note: if they can do this, just think what the artificial pancreas will do... tech is just so amazing!) 
  • Often Awesome - a series about living life with ALS: a bittersweet love story
  • Recipe: Homemade Nutty Bars

So please visit InkStain'D and discover what's worth reading.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lovers and Fighters in our Midst

Today's InkStain'D is featuring a love story. It's not an everyday love story though. If you've come to know Meri, her husband Ryan, and the rest of her family through her witty, insightful and inspirational writing at Our Diabetic Life blog, you already know their story. As a brief recap (that sounds so crass, but I don't mean it to be), Ryan has been facing life threatening tumors. Through these challenges, they show their love, their strength as a couple, and as a family, which puts life in perspective. Everyday I send some positive thoughts to the Great Wide Open just for them. Miracles do happen. Anyway, I invite you to check these posts out. You won't be sorry (mini spoiler alert: you may need a tissue or two).

Now, all that being said, there are so many other Lovers and Fighters in our midst - a ton of stuff. Worth the visit I should think. But if I haven't convinced you yet, see below for a teaser:
  • Taking Away It's Power - C's Life With D
  • I Have a Few Questions - Texting My Pancreas
  • Ancient Glucose Meters - Six Until Me
  • Dozing - Ninjabetic
  • Blind Ultrarunner Uses iPhone to See (Sidebar: Larry, take note!)
  • How to Make Perfect French Fries - Art of Doing Stuff (also how to make them frozen fries)
  • Bacon and Egg Salad - BitchinKitchen
  • Frozen Yogurt Drops - The Kitchn
Visit InkStain'D and see what's going on in our community and beyond.