Breakthrough Diabetes Trial Captured on Film: The Human Trial

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Nearly 18 months into a stem cell trial to cure type 1 diabetes, there’s reason to be cautiously excited. ViaCyte, a leader in stem cell therapies for diabetes, is conducting the first human trial of its kind. Husband and wife … Read more

My Diabetes Dislikes Broken Bones

My Diabetes Dislikes Broken Bones

Four weeks ago, I broke the sesamoid bone in my left foot’s big toe. In the x-ray, you can clearly see two cracks running down the minuscule bone, which itself is no larger than a kernel of corn. Sesamoid bones … Read more

Glucose Tablets vs. Glucose Gummies

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My pancreas went kaput almost 19 years ago. In that span of time, I’ve consumed countless glucose tablets to cure low blood sugars. I’ve tried all sorts of brands and flavors to see what I liked best, because if I’m … Read more

News Flash: Sweets Did Not Cause Our Diabetes

News Flash: Sweets Did Not Cause Our Diabetes

So, three people with diabetes walk into a bar and deal with a whopping case of diabetes ignorance. Nope, this is not a joke, but it sure sounds like one! Despite a not-so-funny comment being made at the bar we … Read more

Don’t Tell Me How My Diabetes Affects Me

Don’t Tell Me How My Diabetes Affects Me

I like to think that I am fairly tolerant of people asking me questions about my diabetes. From “What’s that thing on your arm?” to “What do glucose tablets taste like?”, I’ve heard quite the gamut of queries from friends … Read more

Best breakfasts for diabetes

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A month ago I was traveling through Europe and my downfall is my love for muesli. But muesli has a million carbs. My very kind sister-in-law, who lives in The Netherlands, found a low carb muesli in the “health food” … Read more

Diabetes Complications: Do You See Them Coming?

Diabetes Complications: Do You See Them Coming?

There’s a strange phenomena that comes with living with diabetes. Perhaps the same as living with any illness or condition that slowly, gradually, over time, progresses. So slowly we don’t see it progressing; I certainly don’t feel it progressing. Some … Read more

7 Things I’ve Learned from Writing a Diabetes Blog

7 Things I’ve Learned from Writing a Diabetes Blog

Since writing my very first blog post for ASweetLife more than three years ago (my sophomore year of college), I’ve discovered quite a bit about myself, others, and diabetes. Some lessons I was eager to learn, others not so much. … Read more

Exiting the Diabetes Union

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You’ve heard of Brexit, Great Britain voting to exit from the European Union. I’m thinking about Dexit, exiting from the Diabetes Union. That stronghold of health professionals, insurance companies and regulatory agencies that impose impossible standards on people with diabetes. … Read more

Pod Failure: The OmniPod Problem

Pod Failure: The OmniPod Problem

  This past January, I celebrated my first insulin pump anniversary. I wrote a blog post in which I discussed the pros and cons of the insulin pump that I use, the OmniPod, to mark the occasion. Generally speaking, my … Read more

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