How is today already October 1st? Where is this year going? I think someone hit fast forward here.
Anyway, one month has closed so here are a few cool reads that I’d recommend checking out from September (and August).
Invisible Illness and Your Career: Some days diabetes makes everything difficult, but those around me can’t see it. I can’t take a sick day every time my blood sugar is out of whack or my Dexcom kept me up in the middle of the night… I only get five sick days a year after all! I don’t worry about my employer or colleagues finding out about my diabetes, but I am cautious about sharing it with my clients. The last thing I would want is someone’s confidence in my abilities shaken just because my pancreas doesn’t do what it’s supposed to.
10 Annoying Email Habits to Break: I love this list but must confess that I sent my first read receipt request ever yesterday… because the person on the other end (whose job requires him to talk to me… talking to me also happens to be the easiest part of his job) was not answering me (5 emails and a phone message) so I wanted to encourage an answer. With that said, I do really agree with this list!
7 Science-Back Numbers to Improve Your Life: I love my FitBit and I love their blog! 30 minutes of sun? Yes please! These numbers are things you probably already know, but it’s nice to see the citations.
Pets Make Us Happier and Healthier (Infographic): Yes, I’m a crazy cat lady. I really do know that having pets benefits me. Having a cat to snuggle makes me feel better when I’m sad, stressed or sick. And on Take Your Dog to Work Day, my coworker’s dog might have made me jump when she snuck up on me, but she was so much fun to have in for a visit.
Cleveland’s Young Adult Workforce Ranks Among the Brightest in America, Study Finds: Oh please! I’m blushing. I’ve been so encouraged by the growth in our area and I think that young professionals definitely contribute to at least a few aspects of it. I may have an inner old lady and live in the suburbs but it’s nice to be a part of it.
Right Here: Cleveland Air Show (In Pictures)
Right Here: Northeast Ohio’s Wine Country
29 Things Only a Person with Diabetes Understands: It’s funny because it’s true! There are just parts of my day and my life in general that healthy-pancreas folks don’t get. Also, I have 2 1/2 drawers in our hall closet dedicated to diabetes stuff. I’m sure that when my house was built in the 20’s those were supposed to house towels or something…
Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes Position Paper: Totally worth a few minutes of your time to read. As someone diagnosed with type 1 as an adult, who had to ask what type of diabetes she had, this is important. Too many are misdiagnosed simply due to age and glucose levels. The education part is also important, most of my preliminary dx education was either for kids or patients with type 2.
Diabetes is Already Psychologically Demanding, So Cut the Stigma Too: There are so many valuable things in this article, and I don’t just say that because the first five words (in bold) are, “When Rachel Kerstetter woke up…”
Right Here: Advocacy at the Grocery Store
Right Here: Three Years With Diabetes
Right Here: How I Got (And Kept) My A1C Under 7%
Right Here: #NoPricks Campaign Q&A
Some highlights from right here:
- The Internet of Annoying Things
- 10 Tips to Be An Excellent Bridesmaid
- 16 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Having an Electric Car
- Recipe: Easy Roasted Tomatoes
- A Two Dollar Tunic Refashion
I inadvertently skipped August, but what have you been reading the last couple of months?