Saturday, January 21, 2006


New York Times Series "Bad Blood"

It was painful to read the articles about living with Type 2 in New York. While most of the article's content was about Type 2, the difficulties with coordinating care and figuring out insurance certainly cross-over. I was excited to see the attention brought to the issue, but not encouraged that New York will aggresively fund new centers. That would be ideal, and why not put them downtown......

Saturday, January 07, 2006


The Wabi Sabi Dream

The dream is to find a place where I can house all of my "stuff" - infusion sets, instruction manuals, diabetic cookbooks, etc. A doctor that can understand how difficult it is to make appointments with my "diabetes team" when many other teams need my time (the family team, the school team, the building team, the public team) and to never have to think "I've lost site of the concept of doing it for myself." To combine a career, motherhood, and a healthy life sustainably.

So, if I keep that in mind, will I get closer, or should I scrap the whole idea get wabi-sabi about diabetes?? (Wabi Sabi Primer Here Live with imperfections proudly?

"Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional."

I don't know much about this newly popular trend (Wabi-Sabi) but it certainly sounds more realistic than the mode i was working in as a parent, as a diabetic, and as a person.

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