Hi, thanks for visiting! I am an adamantine-best-selling copyeditor specializing in D&D fifth edition. I'd love the opportunity to lend my expertise with the Wizards of the Coast style guide and rules writing in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style.
Though I'm most passionate about helping others bring their dreams to life through copyediting, I'm also a skilled writer, game designer, graphic designer, and artist.
My best-known work includes Keith Baker's Exploring Eberron (additional design, editing, layout), Eberronicon (writing, editing, layout), Elminster's Candlekeep Companion (additional design, editing), the Simple Microsoft Word Template (design, layout), and Archetypes of Eberron (additional design, editing, layout). At last count, my work has earned one adamantine best-seller medal, along with three platinums, five golds, thirteen electrums, nine silvers, and two coppers.
I serve as editor-in-chief for Across Eberron, admin for several D&D-related Discord servers, and used to read books in my spare time but there's not much of that these days—because I'm also the mother to 2 gibbering mouthlings and wife to a
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Hi, you found the not-so-secret Diabetes Resources section of my portfolio!
In "real life," I'm the mother of a type 1 diabetic 3-year-old. For convenience, I'm using my portfolio to link a few resources for easy sharing with other caregivers in my support groups. These documents were originally developed for MDI & Libre 2, but are easily customized for any diabetes management style!
Obligatory disclaimer: None of this is medical advice, merely a collection of resources I've created for my personal use, then shared with others by popular demand. Consider these to be samples in need of customization for your personal medical needs, and always talk to your doctor before making treatment decisions!
If you have questions, feel free to click the envelope icon near top of page (right beneath my name) to email me.
And yes, I grant unlimited permission for personal use of the documents on this page, including reproducing & editing as desired. No commercial use allowed.
Want to say thanks?
Some kind folks have asked how they can show appreciation. These resources are all provided completely free of charge, but if you feel called to toss a coffee my way, I'm not gonna say no. ;)
Temporary Caregiver Instructions
3 pages of customizable templates for caregiver info, including general babysitting instructions, overview of type 1 diabetes, crash course on monitoring blood glucose, and the above-mentioned Blood Glucose Decision Tree. This assumes your babysitter is not administering insulin, and primarily watching for lows. You will have to customize this for your personal medical needs (e.g. to describe what's in your diabetes bag).
Things I Love
I have no affiliation with any of these - just linking to some of the resources that were most helpful for me in starting my journey as a diabetes mom of a 3-yo (and that took us from an A1C of 15 at dx to 91% in range one month later)!
Podcast: Juicebox Podcast (seriously, LISTEN TO THIS)
Facebook group: Juicebox Podcast FB group (super supportive & positive, yet encouraging you not to settle for status quo)
Book: Think Like a Pancreas (read this, no matter what)
Book: Sugar Surfing (more helpful if you're on a pump, but lots of good techniques regardless)
For MDI with young kids: i-Port Advance (not covered by insurance, but very affordable & worth the out-of-pocket for MDI because it makes frequent corrections a breeze. Talk to sales rep about getting a free 1-month trial)
For MDI without i-Port: Shotblocker (part placebo, part sensory distraction, and all MAGIC, makes injections tear-free)
Nudging mild lows: Neon Lasers "pixie sticks" candy (1g sugar; I like these over real pixie sticks because the wrapper is plastic and doesn't break & make a mess in my diabetes kit)
Correcting moderate lows: Honey straws (5g sugar)
Nudging nighttime BG after teeth are brushed: Fiber gummies (sugar alcohols don't cause teeth decay, but YMMV on how much they increase your kiddo's BG. 2 of these gummies tend to affect my kiddo about as much as 1g sugar)
CGM pouch: Spibelt (whether you have a Libre, Dexcom, whatever, you'll love this to make sure reader stays near sensor)