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

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

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

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