Running in the wild: If a diabetic falls in the forest, does she make a sound?

Running in the wild: If a diabetic falls in the forest, does she make a sound?

As a diabetic, I have always found indoor sports easier– less risky and more simple to manage, since I can have lots food, testing gear, and people nearby. Exercise for me, therefore, means I’m a bit of a gym rat. … Read more

A Pump is Not a Pancreas

A Pump is Not a Pancreas

As readers of this blog may know, I have been exceptionally frustrated by diabetes recently. Usually, my diabetes I are like cranky travel companions: we don’t always get along, but eventually we sleep in the same bed at night (and … Read more

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

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