The Great Debate: Is it Fair to Punish a Hypoglycemic Child?

The Great Debate: Is it Fair to Punish a Hypoglycemic Child?

Katy Killilea recently wrote a feature article for ASweetLife in which she posed this thought-provoking question. It arose after a hypoglycemic experience with her son in which he wandered away from her when his blood sugar was low. His rebellious … Read more

Making Diabetes Prettier With Pump Peelz

Pump Peelz for OmniPod

When I think about all the supplies associated with diabetes, “glamorous” or “cute” aren’t the first words that come to mind. This all changed, though, when I discovered Pump Peelz. I recently noticed some other members of the Diabetes Online … Read more

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

I want to thank those who create the amazing devices that make my diabetes easier to manage and help me stay healthier. That said, there’s a cost to new technology and devices we never talk about. It’s the one to … Read more

Carb Society

Carb Society

Bisi’s been out of school for almost a month, but I’m still recovering from all the end-of-year parties—the school potlucks, the classroom goodbyes, the treats after performances—that are especially challenging when you’re trying to help someone eat in a consistent, … Read more

My 10 Best Diabetes Triumphant Moments

A1c Meme

10. Finding a new, yummy snack that doesn’t skew blood sugar I love cheese, veggies, and deli meats, but sometimes I get sick of turning to them when I’m looking for a low-carb snack that won’t make me skyrocket. That’s … Read more

Seeing the Good in Mild Diabetes Burnout

Good BG Bad BG

Sometimes, all it takes is one bad reading. It comes at the wrong place or time (often both), and it pisses you off. I’m referring to the mild case of diabetes burnout that I experienced this week. I call it … Read more

Body Image and the OmniPod: What I Didn’t Consider

Body Image and the OmniPod: What I Didn’t Consider

Approximately six months ago, I made the decision to go on the insulin pump. The thought of changing insulin therapy scared the hell out of me, but I was ready to see how pumping might improve my health. My pump … Read more

People Disgusted by CrossFit’s ‘Open Diabetes’ Coke Tweet

Crossfit Diabetes Tweet

In a tweet Monday CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman took credit for the above image. It created a backlash on social media. Mostly among people with Type 1 diabetes and parents of Type 1 kids. Many parents were incensed that Mr. … Read more

10 Memorable Moments from my Disney Cruise

10 Memorable Moments from my Disney Cruise

When I was in middle school, my parents told my brother and me that once we graduated college, we would take a family vacation on a Disney cruise. I didn’t believe them up until this past November, when they informed … Read more

11 Diabetes Things I’ll Tell You That Health Care Providers Won’t

11 Diabetes Things I’ll Tell You That Health Care Providers Won’t

Last week I had lunch with a friend who’s also an extraordinary diabetes nurse. Waiting for the meal she asked, “Why aren’t you injecting now?” I didn’t say what she expected, “It might take longer for the food to come … Read more

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