What Kind of D-Parent Are You?

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I have a theory about couples who manage their child’s diabetes together: that one parent worries more about the immediate consequences of a devastating blood sugar low (i.e., unconsciousness or death), and the other worries more about the long-term, down-the-road … Read more

Accurate Blood Sugar Testing is Key

Accurate Blood Sugar Testing is Key

If you know me personally, then you’re probably aware that I am a professional at panicking and ac certified worrywart. You might think I’m too young to be so overly anxious, but what can I say, it’s in my nature. … Read more

Diabetes Paranoia, Am I Too Dependent on my CGM?

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Lunchtime is probably regarded as the most coveted part of my day at work. Whenever 12 o’clock rolls around, I excitedly jump out of my chair and head over to the office refrigerator to snag my lunch bag, filled with … Read more

Mealtime = Math Time

Mealtime = Math Time

“Okay, let’s do the math here. There’s 30 milliliters in 1/8 of a cup, so that means there’s 60 milliliters in 1/4 cup. This little container is filled with 45 milliliters of granola, and according to the nutritional information on … Read more

Date Night: Diabetes and Drinking …Oh My!

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Sounds disastrous, doesn’t it? Diabetes is tough to manage. Throw in factors like drinking alcohol and spending a night out with your partner and you could have a bit of a meltdown in the process of maintaining a good blood … Read more

Misadventures of a Hypoglycemic Mom

Misadventures of a Hypoglycemic Mom

Maya, my 16 month old daughter, was roaming around my parents’ backyard last weekend. She picked up a leaf and studied it, which was cute, until she stuck out her tongue and tasted it. That was my cue to scoop … Read more

The Never-Ending Day

The Never-Ending Day

I am not the kind of person to pull an all-nighter. You might scoff at that, considering I’m a college student and 21 years old. I’m not saying this means I don’t procrastinate (trust me, I do) or that I … Read more

The Church of Hypoglycemia

The Church of Hypoglycemia

Low blood sugar episodes have provided me with some of the most creative, and spiritually insightful and expansive, moments in my life. Once, when my blood sugar was very low, I experienced the certain realization that the interconnectedness of all … Read more

CGM Hiatus

CGM Hiatus

After using a CGM for two straight years, I wondered what it would be like to take an extended break from one. I never really committed to the idea, until I had no choice.  I’ve been CGM-free for almost two … Read more

Would You Like Some Glucose Tablets with Your Popcorn and Soda?

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I know I’ve talked about going low at my job at the movie theater before, but a couple nights ago I had a reminder of just how terribly inconvenient it can be. My task for the evening was to go … Read more

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