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

Dawn Phenomenon: A Good Thing for Running With Type 1 Diabetes?

Dawn Phenomenon: A Good Thing for Running With Type 1 Diabetes?

I’ve been waking up with high blood sugar levels (130-180) most mornings for as long as I can remember (at least as long as I’ve had diabetes). Known as the Dawn Phenomenon, these early morning elevated blood sugar levels are … Read more

Treating Hypoglycemia: A Chance to Revert to Toddler Behavior

Treating Hypoglycemia: A Chance to Revert to Toddler Behavior

At something like 4:30 AM on this past Thursday morning, my CGMS woke me up with the “low” alarm.  Hypoglycemia. I always keep my receiver in bed with me so that I can check it in the middle of the … Read more

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

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