To Disconnect or to not Disconnect from my Insulin Pump

To Disconnect or to not Disconnect from my Insulin Pump

I’ve been taking metformin for a couple of months now and it has made a huge change in my life. I used to wake up most mornings with blood sugar levels of 130 – 180. Now I wake up most … Read more

Listening to my Blood Sugar Levels

Listening to my Blood Sugar Levels

Since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I’ve become much more in tune with my body. This didn’t happen all at once but as the years have gone by I’ve learned to listen to it and feel like I have … Read more

Diabetes and an Irregular Schedule: What’s a Girl to Do?

Diabetes and an Irregular Schedule: What’s a Girl to Do?

Diabetes is a disease that thrives on routine: the more consistent your schedule is, the easier it will be to manage your blood sugar. Okay, so “thrives” is a strong verb to use here, but you know what I mean … Read more

Drinking with Diabetes: It’s Not Simple to Bolus for Guinness

Drinking with Diabetes: It’s Not Simple to Bolus for Guinness

I don’t go out drinking very often. The truth is, I hardly go out at all since I’m usually up early to run and drinking with diabetes is complicated. But last night I was asked to go out for drinks … Read more

Risks of Marathon Running and Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

Risks of Marathon Running and Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

A friend of mine sent me a link yesterday to an article titled Risks of Marathon Running and Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes with a note, “please be careful!!”. At first I dismissed it, as I often do when I … Read more

Morning Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

Morning Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

When you’ve got Type 1 diabetes, figuring out when and how to exercise takes a lot more effort than simply carving out time from a busy day. You need to ask yourself  how long it’ll have been since you’ve eaten, … Read more

Patient Power: I Discovered Metformin Myself

Patient Power: I Discovered Metformin Myself

For the past few days I’ve been in a good mood. It seems as if I have finally found a way to deal with my biggest diabetes management issue – morning highs. And what makes it even better is that … Read more

Sanofi Launches iBGStar: New Blood Glucose Meter for iPhone

Sanofi Launches iBGStar: New Blood Glucose Meter for iPhone

I was invited, along with several other diabetes patient online influencers, to Sanofi’s corporate office in Bridgewater, N.J. May 1. It was the eve of their launch of iBGStar. iBGStar is the first FDA-approved blood glucose meter that plugs into … Read more

Training for a better A1c

Training for a better A1c

Although I’m no longer upset about my last A1c I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. I’m a target oriented person. I need a target to keep me motivated. In my running I always have a … Read more

Failing the Hemoglobin A1c Test

Failing the Hemoglobin A1c Test

I feel like a failure.  I got my latest blood test results yesterday and I was so disappointed with my hemoglobin A1C that I just can’t get over it. After holding steady at 6.4% for the two previous blood tests, … Read more

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