Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in Charge?

This morning  I was standing in line at the drug store to get my diabetes drugs when I felt that familiar sudden dip in my stomach and throat. Color drained from my face and my fingers started to tremble and … Read more

Exercise Resistant Diabetes

Exercise Resistant Diabetes

This morning I ran 6.5 miles at a 7:20-7:30 pace, 15 seconds quicker than my target marathon pace. I ran a 4-mile warm up, checked my blood sugar – it was 130 – took a gel and started my run. … Read more

The Truth About Needles

The Truth About Needles

I’m thinking about needles. About how, if you asked me twenty-seven years ago to stick a needle into my finger, two, three or four times a day, I would have found you mad. How the first time the doctor showed … Read more

New Stuff

New Stuff

One of the great pleasures of my diabetes life is playing with new gadgets and getting to try out novel and more effective medications. I know that might not excite everyone, but since today is a double hitter — a … Read more

The CGM makes life easier, but it’s no cure

The CGM makes life easier, but it’s no cure

Two weeks into Sacha’s use of the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, and the excitement is over. Yes, the CGM is great. No, it didn’t make his type 1 diabetes go away. I suppose it’s like every new toy that you … Read more

Sugar Fingers

Sugar Fingers

Last night I went to bed at around 10 p.m. I was tired and needed to get to sleep early since I had a 20 mile run ahead of me in the morning, which I planned to wake up for … Read more

Never Take Insulin Before You Run

Never Take Insulin Before You Run

I have eight weeks to go until the Tel Aviv Marathon and I’ve been training hard. I feel good and I’m faster than I was a year ago when I set my marathon record.  For the last couple of weeks, … Read more

This may be a game changer: Using the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor

This may be a game changer: Using the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor

We received our new Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor a few days ago. It seems absolutely wonderful. What a difference from the old Metronic one we tried when Sacha was 2! Insertion was easy, calibration is a breeze, and … Read more

I Hate Maltitol

I Hate Maltitol

My dog, Pink (Pinky), died Monday morning. She was a nine and a half year old bullmastiff who still seemed like a puppy.  She was a beautiful, gentle giant and we loved her very much. On Wednesday afternoon, Jessica and … Read more

“Daddy, Stop Testing Me All the Time”: Proactive Parental Diabetes Management with a Six Year Old

“Daddy, Stop Testing Me All the Time”: Proactive Parental Diabetes Management with a Six Year Old

Whenever my six year old son, Sacha, says he’s tired, hungry, or expresses a strong emotion, I whip our the test kit. He didn’t use to complain, but has begun so lately. “Daddy, stop testing me!” he yells. “It’s just … Read more

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