#HAWMC DAY 15 - Writing my Style

Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 15

Writing my Style

Really I don’t have a style down. I actually don’t think that I write that well. (“Maybe that is why she never writes in this blog?”)

All I do is start thinking about a topic and start typing. I do no pre-planning, and I most definitely don’t write out any thing on paper. I just write what I am thinking. Can you tell?

However for humaBLOG animations, I plan every piece. I need to plan every word to work with every movement and every drawing. So for that I do write down a script and record voiceovers over and over again until I get them perfect.

Actually I have a video to share with you on the process I go through to record voiceovers for humaBLOG animations. Check it out below!

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15 April 2012 ·

#HAWMC DAY 14 - My Dream Day

Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 14

My Dream Day

A few months ago I had a talk with my Pediatric Endocrinologist before I left to go to a “Big Kid” Doctor.  She was talking with my sister and me about what we would do when the cure for diabetes is discovered. 

If you didn’t know, my mother, my sister, and I all have Type 1 diabetes.  Because of this we imagined a grand party with cakes and candy and mountains of sugar to the sky! We would all chant “No More Insulin! No More Insulin!” and drink regular Coke like it was water.

We would all run and dance, jump and laugh. All without worrying about a pump site or a low blood sugar.

This day will be great!

She then proceeded to ask if she was invited.

Of course she is!

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14 April 2012 ·

#HAWMC DAY 13 - Top 5 Things I Need

Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 13

Top 5 things I couldn’t live without.

This seems sort of obvious. But here we go; here is the list of things I love most.

1.     Insulin- Obvious reasons

2.     Insulin Pump- Okay, I suppose this is cheap. I could live without a pump. I have lived with out a pump. I took injections from the age of 8 to 14. But I really love my pump and I fear that if I were to go back to Multiple Daily Injections that my blood sugars would not be in control as they are now. Lets hope I will always have my pump!

3.     Friends and Family- My support system is very important to me. If I didn’t have these people in my life I wouldn’t know what to do. Being surrounded by these people means the most to me.

4.     Diabetes Camp- I have gone to Camp Granada for every year starting when I was 8 years old. If I didn’t have diabetes camp in my life I would be very sad. I think about camp every single day. Camp has given me life long friends, and lessons. Camp is a really large part of my life. I know that my day will come when I can no longer go to camp but I hope that day will not come for a long, long, time.

5.     DOC/Internet- Now that I have found this community I don’t think I could live without it! There is something magical about Tweeting out asking how many carbs in a cough drop and getting answered back in minutes. I love the DOC!

What is something you can’t live without?


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13 April 2012 ·

#HAWMC Day 12 Stream of Consciousness Day

Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 12

Stream of Consciousness Day

Oh boy here we go a whole unedited post. Please don’t judge too harshly!

Lately, of course, I have been thinking of the future. How it will be scary, exciting and inspiring. I wonder what it will be like to be finished with school with a degree under my belt. Where will I work, where will I call home? How will my brain function with out 24/7/365 homework?

How about my family? What will my husband look like? Will my daughter have my eyes? Will we all live off of the shore and enjoy nothing but each other’s company?

Will I love my field? Will I be successful in my career? Will I even want a career after I have a child? Will I even have a child? What will I do in my free time? What is this “free time” people speak so fondly of?

Will I live in a city or in a suburb? Will I drive a car or bike to work? Will I wear high heels that click and clack as I walk or will I wear sneakers?

Will I be blogging? Will humaBLOG be big or still just a side project?

Only time will tell!


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13 April 2012 ·

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Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 11

Theme Song

I don’t think I could choose a better one!

Be OK – Ingrid Michaelson


Want to hear it in action?


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11 April 2012 ·

#HAWMC DAY 10 - Dear 16-year-old me

Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 10

Dear 16-year-old me

This is me writing a letter to myself when I was age 16. Feel free to read!

Dear 16 year old Rachel,

Calm down about the boy thing. Seriously it’s not worth it.

Please get into the habit of testing before you drive. It’s so hard for me to remember now! If you’re below 80 just eat something before getting on the road!

You are truly doing a good job! Keep it up; no matter what happens remember you will always have your health.

You are about to endure some of the toughest times of your life and diabetes has nothing to do with it so keep it in check because you’re going to need a healthy body and a sound mind. Be strong!

I know high school is your whole world now but believe me there is so much more to come in your life that you’ll forget what high school was like!

Get good grades and take a foreign language class! You’re going to wish you would have later! Work hard and worry about friends and boys later.

Camp makes you so happy and one day you will be a part of the happy in other campers lives.  Don’t give up! It is totally worth it, I promise!

Don’t listen to Inner Rachel. She is erratic, irresponsible, and an all around HAG. We should really fire her.

Lots of Love and Encouragement,

Rachel at 21 years

What would you tell your younger self?


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10 April 2012 ·


Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic! 
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#HAWMC Day 09
Keep Calm and Carry on
Don’t forget to bolus!
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Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 09

Keep Calm and Carry on

Don’t forget to bolus!

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9 April 2012 ·

#HAWMC DAY 08 - Best Conversation I have had this week

  • Mom: What is your sugar?
  • Me: Sugar is a substance in which the body can break down into energy. Sugar can be added to food for taste. My body has trouble breaking down sugar because my pancreas decided to retire. So I take synthetic insulin to break down my sugar. Why do you ask?
  • Mom: I meant your BLOOD sugar!
  • Me: Oh. It’s 107.

8 April 2012 ·

#HAWMC DAY 06 - Health Haiku

Each day this April I will be writing a post for The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. Check out the challenge here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012  Enjoy today’s topic!

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#HAWMC Day 06

Health Haiku

I haven’t written a haiku in about 6 years so hang in there with me! This haiku is focused on diabetes, of course. Enjoy and don’t make fun of me too bad.

Diabetes should

Not control me ever

I will repeat this

Wow Diabetes has 4 syllables. Dang.

Okay okay, now you should send me your Diabetes Haiku, because I am seriously horrible at it. 

Haikus consist of 5 syllable followed by 7 syllables followed by 5 syllables.

Have fun!

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6 April 2012 ·

About Me

A really cool blog, by a really cool girl, telling really cool stories about a not so cool disease called Type 1 Diabetes.