ADA 2013 Live: Continuous Glucose Monitors in Pregnancy

ADA 2013 Live: Continuous Glucose Monitors in Pregnancy

Notes taken during the “Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy” session at the American Diabetes Association conference: Use of CGM in women with T1D Elisabeth Mathiesen Sharing experiences from randomized control trial of using CGM in … Read more

Taking A Break From The Emotional Stress of Diabetes

Taking A Break From The Emotional Stress of Diabetes

It’s been a couple months since I’ve blogged, mostly due to the fact that I was trying to make the deadline for my book about vitamins, which was due in May. During the push, I felt the need to narrow … Read more

Diabetes and Sex: When Hypoglycemia Gets in the Way

Diabetes and Sex: When Hypoglycemia Gets in the Way

A number of people over the years (here, here, here) have talked about the complexity of diabetes and sex– that is, sex with an insulin pump, and how to handle infusion sets and tubing. But that part seems pretty straightforward … Read more

Public Display of Hypoglycemia: Can I Have Some Jam, Please?

Public Display of Hypoglycemia: Can I Have Some Jam, Please?

It started off as an innocent trip to Staples. I bought packing tape because we’re moving. That was easy. Then I began rushing home because it was time to feed Maya, and here’s what wasn’t easy:  navigating through the crowd … Read more

Kiss of Death ?!!?

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How easy is it to raise your blood glucose levels? This morning I learned eating ONE Hershey Kiss unaccounted for, could raise my glucose over 80 points! Last night I checked my sugar shortly before bed and it was 83 … Read more

Going Low Together: A Mother – Daughter Diabetes Moment

Going Low Together: A Mother – Daughter Diabetes Moment

We were in Forever 21 when it happened. My mom had decided to take me on a trip to the mall to simultaneously celebrate my homecoming for the summer and my birthday. We were both looking forward to the day, … Read more

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), JADA, and the Cookie Trap

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), JADA, and the Cookie Trap

I lurked during the recent conversations surrounding the petition to change the name of type 1 diabetes, but I refrained from commenting for several reasons:  1. Lee Ann Thill said most of what I was thinking, and she said it well. … Read more

The Highs and Lows of the Mountain to Valley Relay Race (M2V)

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I was a total mess when I got home from the Mountain to Valley 215 kilometer,  (133.5 miles) off road, relay race (M2V) on Friday morning.  After 28 hours of driving, running eating on the go and sleeping very little, … Read more

Life on Insulin: Lots of Planning, Little Success

Life on Insulin: Lots of Planning, Little Success

Normal people do normal things without planning.  Eat.  Sleep.  Run.  Anytime.  Anywhere.  When you live on insulin, though, it’s a totally different story.  Spontaneity tends to lead to disaster.  So, I plan.  This should mean I’m safe, right?  But for … Read more

Perfect 100 – A Reality or a Fantasy?

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This morning, I woke up to a pleasant surprise: my blood sugar was 100, my target reading. Immediately, I couldn’t help but think about how when I was little, I would draw pictures of fireworks and smiley faces in the … Read more

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