It’s Complicating

It’s Complicating

Like every diabetic I know, I don’t like to think about complications. Heart disease, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy. Foot ulcers. Ugh. Like most diabetics, I don’t know what to say when someone tells me about the frequency of amputation or blindness. … Read more

That Kind of Night

That Kind of Night

A two-juice-box night, in fact. This is what I saw on my nightstand as I was puttering around my room getting dressed this morning. While I do recall having low blood sugar (BG 72) and drinking one juice box and … Read more

Diabetes, Depression and Dementia

Diabetes, Depression and Dementia

How’s that for a depressing subject line? It’s the topic of a mini-article I just had published in this weekend’s issue of Parade magazine. I’ll paste the text below, but the bottom line is that, in addition to putting you … Read more

Hypoglycemia Unawareness or a Sweaty Fingertip?

Hypoglycemia Unawareness or a Sweaty Fingertip?

When the alarm went off at 4:45 yesterday morning I wasn’t sure what was happening. It took me a couple of minutes to get myself out of bed. I wake up early most mornings but it’s never easy, and  Wednesdays are … Read more

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

With a recent A1C of 5.8, you might think I’d be willing to rest on my laurels. And I am, sort of. But now that I’ve got that number under control, I’ve decided to tackle another number — the one … Read more

Those Hidden Carbs (Damn you, Tomato Soup!)

Those Hidden Carbs (Damn you, Tomato Soup!)

I got home nice and early from my Monday morning run (interval training at the track – fun). I took the boys to school, did some shopping and tried to figure out what to eat for breakfast. Feeling lazy and … Read more

Unconscious

Unconscious

Yesterday morning, after a sleepless night caused by Adam’s coughing, Jessica decided we needed to take Adam back to the doctor.  He had just finished a course of antibiotics to treat pneumonia.  For many days he was better.  But all … Read more

Pumping Frustration

Pumping Frustration

For the last couple weeks I’ve felt as if my glucose levels have been off. While I attribute some of the difficulties I’ve been experiencing to carb loading before the marathon and then to not running after the marathon, I … Read more

Off Balance

Off Balance

When I tell other runners I have type 1 diabetes (or tell type 1’s that I run marathons) they often ask me how I manage my blood sugar when I run. What do you eat? Can you carb load? The … Read more

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