My Sugary Slip-Up

Soda

This past week, I’ve had a few high blood sugars that I couldn’t quite explain. Today, I finally discovered my problem: I accidentally bought and drank regular soda instead of diet. Whoops. I noticed a couple days ago that my … Read more

That’s So Random

Die_bone

When I was in high school, the phrase du jour was, “That’s so random.” For example: “OMG, did you see the dress she was wearing?”“Yeah, that was so random!” “Hmm, I want ice cream.”“That’s so random.” And so on. As … Read more

Feeling a Little Low…

Feeling a Little Low

I’ve been moved into my new apartment at school for about a week now. As I write this, I’m in my nice, big room furnished with a desk, wardrobe, bureau, and bed. I’m surrounded by pictures of my family and … Read more

Hypoglycemic Rage

Hypoglycemic Rage

I don’t always feel my blood sugar dropping. I don’t know if I’m starting to develop hypoglycemic unawareness or maybe it has to do with the speed at which my blood sugar is dropping. I used to always start to … Read more

Should Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Celebrate Their HbA1c Scores?

Should Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Celebrate Their HbA1c Scores?

Yesterday my six year old son with Type 1 diabetes, Sacha, was at the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, for his quarterly checkup. My wife went with him, and sent me a text from the road: “His HbA1c is … Read more

High Blood Sugar After Meals And What To Do About It

High Blood Sugar After Meals And What To Do About It

I will admit to having a bit of a diabetes crush on Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, Type 1, and founder of Integrated Diabetes Services, LLC. And you know what? I’m not the only one.  I recently saw Gary give a talk … Read more

Sweet Defeat: A Diabetic Bakes Brownies

Slutty Brownie

I’m writing this blog post from an unusual location – my kitchen. Typically, I prefer typing away at obscure hours of the night in the solace of my bedroom, but tonight I’m doing a bit of multi- tasking and attempting … Read more

Diabetes Gets Dressed Up

Diabetes Gets Dressed Up

Gary and I recently traveled upstate for a friend’s wedding. I was anxious about the trip because it was my first overnight away from Maya. I knew she’d be in good hands with my parents, but still; I’d miss her! … Read more

Diabetes and Exercise, the Saga Continues

Diabetes and Exercise, the Saga Continues

I find that my life with diabetes revolves around several recurring themes, with issues around how to exercise with diabetes ranking high among them (see, for example, this blog post from last year, aptly titled “Morning Exercise and Diabetes”). It makes … Read more

Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

A few months ago, I had dinner with a group of people that included a woman who had a tattoo running down her arm in delicate script. At some point in the meal, someone asked her what it said. “It’s … Read more

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