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

M2V 1

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?

Perfect 100 BG

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

Treating Low Blood Sugar: Do it With a Measuring Cup

Treating Low Blood Sugar: Do it With a Measuring Cup

This past Thursday was a stressful day for me. As a college student, waking up any time before 10 A.M. is particularly unpleasant. So when my mother informed me that I had an appointment scheduled with my endocrinologist at 7:45 … Read more

They cured diabetes in dogs?

They cured diabetes in dogs?

Last month, the news started circling: they cured diabetes in dogs! Mice we hear about often– but dogs is new and exciting. So what’s the story there? The publication in question is “Treatment of Diabetes and Long-term Survival Following Insulin … Read more

Kids, Dietary Compliance, and Type 1 Diabetes: What a Mess

Kids, Dietary Compliance, and Type 1 Diabetes: What a Mess

Over the last few days, I’ve begun to understand how fragile my son’s compliance with our eating guidelines really is. Sacha is six, and was diagnosed at the age of two. Until recently, he’s been young and impressionable enough to … Read more

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

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