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

This is 40

This is 40

No, not the Judd Apatow movie. I’m talking about me and my blood sugar. It’s 40 mg/dl, 37 mg/dl by one measurement, and now that I’ve pounded the requisite glucose tablets, I figured, what the hell — why not find … Read more

The Dexcom Knows

Dexcom

People ask me sometimes how I use my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), pump, and meter all together. I try to explain that it’s a fine titration– up a little, down a little. This is kind of what it’s like: The … Read more

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

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