Advocating for Another Carnival–August 2012

Bridge Writes

In March of 2012, he moved forward in his journey with Diabetes and went on an insulin pump. I am participating in WEGO Health’s Advocating for Another Carnival. With 8 days of specific posts about advocating for another. Today’s prompt is below.

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New Projections for Telemedicine: 2012 – 2018

ApexRx

Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018.” Wintergreen Research has recently published a new in-depth analysis of telemedicine and it’s prospects, position, and potential for growth in the market over the next few years. The study has been titled “Telemedicine. Wintergreen Research’s study on telemedicine is massive, totaling 509 pages, with 206 tables […]. Telemedicine

Diabetic Barbie

Bridge Writes

I was able this past week to get an interview with Emma and her mom, who have created the "Diabetic Barbie", you can check out their facebook page , and give it a like while your there.

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The Special Ones

Bridge Writes

They fight to keep their children alive in the wee hours of the night. They go with no sleep, and hope with all their might. That one day their child will be free from pain. That a normal life they will again regain. They go throughout their day with little to no sleep.

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So tired of diabetes…

Bridge Writes

Just so tired of diabetes, and what it does to him. So tired that even though it’s bedtime the night is not over. That the battle cannot even be done for rest time. So tired that when I wake up in the middle of the night unexpectedly I think it’s God’s way of telling me to go check on him.

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Life with Type 1 diabetes-Bridget Writes: Diabetes: Staking MY claim.

Bridge Writes

Friday, January 20, 2012. Reactions: 1 comments: NR Jan 20, 2012 03:00 PM You're right, Chad. JDRF Promise Ball 2012. ▼ 2012. (13). Diabetes: Staking MY claim. About a week ago I was asked to do a guest spot on this blog.

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Never Let Your Fear Be Your Enemy

Bridge Writes

~To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. Katherine Paterson~ We all get afraid, we all have fear, but it’s when you let fear become your enemy that it consumes you.

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Life with Type 1 diabetes-Bridget Writes: Diabetes Secrets revealed

Bridge Writes

Friday, January 20, 2012. Reactions: 2 comments: Misty Jan 20, 2012 12:10 PM Great post. Reply Delete Michael Hoskins Jan 20, 2012 10:28 PM Great post and advocacy, and very much worth sharing! JDRF Promise Ball 2012. ▼ 2012. (13). Diabetes Secrets revealed.

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Doctors on Doximity - 2012 Year in Review

Medicine and Technology

Physician testimonials on Doximity - 2012 Year in Review. Doximity

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Edward Martinez, SVP/CIO, Miami Children’s Hospital, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Focus on telehealth — “How do we get these sub-specialists in front of the kids who can’t walk in here” Improving access to care while cutting costs The importance of a clear organizational vision Earlier this year, Ed Martinez received the 2012 Innovator of the Year Award from CHIME for his efforts in leading the mHealth program that is transforming the way care is practiced at Miami Children’s Hospital. Garnering CHIME Innovator of the Year honors What does being innovative mean?

Diabetes Burnout

Bridge Writes

I haven’t had a post lately, and considering Diabetes Awareness Month is coming to an end, I thought it fitting to get one more in this month. It may come as a shock to you all, but I don’t feel like “talking” Diabetes all the time.

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You think you know, but you have no idea…….

Bridge Writes

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Treatment methods–No right or wrong.

Bridge Writes

With all things diabetes there is really no right or wrong. Well let me rephrase that because we are going through some “issues”. There is no right or wrong when you are properly trained to handle the care of Type 1 D.

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Tom Johnson, CIO, DuBois Regional Medical Center, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

The problem with HIEs Industry trends — “I think you’re going to see a lot of continued acquisition and rip and replace of systems” Thoughts on telemedicine “Most of my time is spent on regulatory compliance” Having a full plate with MU, RAC audits, eRx “Integration is the only way to survive” In today’s world, logging more than 20 years with the same health system is no easy feat.

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I am the mother of a type 1 diabetic.

Bridge Writes

There are many misconceptions about diabetes that need to be fixed and set straight. What I'm doing with this post is to give you an inside look of what it's like to be a mother of a type 1 diabetic.

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Paul Peabody, CIO, Palomar Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Future-proofing with solid infrastructure and network Working with Cisco Going down the telepresence road CIO, CTO, CMIO relationships "If you make a mistake, it's not a dollar or two, it can be a lot of money" The chief innovation officer CIOs & the NPI A lot of organizations talk about ‘building for the future,’ but at Palomar Health, it’s more than just talk.

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Clifford’s Pancreas: You’re FIRED!

Bridge Writes

Okay, so it’s been 2 years 7 months and 26 days since Clifford’s pancreas decided it didn’t want the position of taking care of his insulin need’s anymore. But during those 2 long years I’ve never once let it know exactly where it stands with me.

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Invisible Illness Week!

Bridge Writes

What is an invisible illness? It is an illness that you do not see on the outside. Everyday many people all around the world live with an invisible illness.

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Bridget Writes: Celebrate Life- A challenge

Bridge Writes

Thursday, January 19, 2012. ▼ 2012. (8). Celebrate Life- A challenge. Life with Diabetes is beyond our control. And if youre like me that usually means daily frustrations and over analyzing of what is going on or what can go wrong.

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Let them be a kid….

Bridge Writes

Diabetes has already taken away their carefree childhood so aren’t they entitled to just “be a kid”? Of course the answer to this is yes, but what happens when “being a kid” threatens their life? For most parents you have to worry about your children getting older and experimenting with different things, dangerous activities, etc for it to really threaten their life. Unfortunately for parents of children with diabetes every day “kid” activities can threaten their life.

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WEGO HAWMC Day #3 Superpower Day

Bridge Writes

Superpower Day: If you had a superpower what would it be? How would you use it? In reference to Type 1 diabetes my superpower would either be the ability to catch a low or high before they happen ( A human CGM if you will ), pretty much what a Diabetic Alert Dog can already do.

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WEGO: Health Activists Writer's Month Challenge Day 2

Bridge Writes

HAWMC Day #2: Quotation Inspiration. Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes. My favorite quotation when dealing with most anything is by Robert Lewis Stevenson.

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Thanksgiving: Carbs, Carbs, and More Carbs

Bridge Writes

When it comes to Thanksgiving it can be a bit overwhelming and frustrating especially in the beginning when tossing Diabetes into the mix. All those foods, all those carbs, what are you to do?

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The Stages of Diabetes Grief

Bridge Writes

When you are faced with the news that your child has diabetes there is really a wave of emotions you go through. Personally for me at first it seemed like it was no big deal, “Diabetes” okay we can handle this, limit this and that and ta da!

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The business of Diabetes

Bridge Writes

You know we’ve all thought it at one point or another while injecting our kids with life saving insulin, or testing their blood 15 + times a day with those pricey little $1 a pop strips. How about ketone testing with $5 strips (each)…. How bad is is when flu season hits it scares me to my core.

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Choose to LIVE!!!!

Bridge Writes

The unfortunate part of diabetes is we have accepted mortality. We do not wish for it to happen, we hope with all our being we can keep it from showing up too soon, but we have accepted it. Because with Diabetes it’s just always that underlying fear.

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The overnight fear, and the rejoice of the morning

Bridge Writes

I have to admit that I despise going to sleep, not because I don't like to sleep, I love my sleep (what little I do get of it). But I despise the night time because that is the most uncontrolled environment for diabetes.

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Bridget Writes: Guest Blogger

Bridge Writes

Thursday, January 12, 2012. JDRF Promise Ball 2012. ▼ 2012. (13). Guest Blogger.

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Bridget Writes: The reality of diabetes

Bridge Writes

Sunday, January 15, 2012. JDRF Promise Ball 2012. ▼ 2012. (13). The reality of diabetes. This picture might seem a little shocking or perhaps a bit exaggerated to those that dont understand the reality of diabetes.

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Bridget Writes: Pump Process

Bridge Writes

Saturday, January 14, 2012. JDRF Promise Ball 2012. ▼ 2012. (13). Pump Process. I knew starting out it would be a bit of a journey to getting started in the pump process, however it seems that its even more tricky of one than I expected.

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Diabetes doesn't want to let you just be a kid.

Bridge Writes

Field Trip Day! One of the funniest things you can remember from being a child, especially when the field trip lasts all day long. The memo went out to Diabetes to act calm, cool, and collective on field trip day, but apparently it doesn't follow memos, or any rules for that matter.

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WEGO Day #22: Things we forget

Bridge Writes

Today’s prompt is the “Things we forget” : write yourself a reminder. It can be in the form of an online post – or a picture of an actual Post-It like the ones from the website. Funny that this was today’s prompt because here is my computer from when I woke up this morning.

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Celebrating the Holidays With Food Allergies

Bridge Writes

I don’t know about you, but I am very excited for what the holiday’s will bring. The holiday’s are about spending time with family and friends that you typically do not get, celebrating whatever traditions you and your family have, and sharing gifts and wisdom with one another.

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Acceptance

Bridge Writes

"Life can never promise to be always happy, but life gets better after you accept things you can't change". This quote fits perfect in the world of diabetes.

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Expectations.

Bridge Writes

I came across a quote that I am absolutely in love with and started wondering how it could apply to our life with Diabetes. If you think about it, it's actually perfect. RISK: More than others think is safe This we all do daily.

The game of diabetes.

Bridge Writes

The game of diabetes is definitely not as fun as the game of Life board game. I don't know about you, but in the game of Life I always ended up with 2 cars full of kids and not much money to show for. maybe that was a precursor for the real thing.)

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Testing your ATNA Audit Log implementation

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Updated August 2016 New test tools for ATNA Audit Log messages in Gazelle I am asked often for examples of ATNA Audit Log messages. IHE has far better than simple examples of ATNA audit messages.

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A day for Praying for a miracle

Bridge Writes

On February 26, 2012, her husband Ryan was taken to the ER for an evaluation of right sided leg numbness and heaviness. I am taking the time today to direct away from anything diabetes related.

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Diabetes is a family disease

Bridge Writes

It all begins and ends with family. No matter what when you are faced with a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes it becomes a disease the whole family has. You may not realize it at first with one parent taking on the brunt of the responsibility (In the case of a child being dx’d) But little by little your eyes open up to how much Diabetes affects the whole family. I can only imagine the fear from Abigale who at 4 years old found her brother passed out from a low blood sugar and came to tell me.

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Life with Type 1 diabetes-Bridget Writes: Awareness, Advocacy-Our.

Bridge Writes

Saturday, January 21, 2012. Reactions: 2 comments: Misty Jan 21, 2012 11:42 AM Well said Bridget. Reply Delete Diane Jan 22, 2012 03:10 PM Thank you Bridget. JDRF Promise Ball 2012. ▼ 2012. (13). Awareness, Advocacy-Our way!

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