Diabetes Blog Week: What I’d Tell The World

Diabetes Blog Week: What I’d Tell The World

As Jess points out, today’s topic for Diabetes Blog Week is: “What is one thing you would tell someone who doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?” I’ve written before about the impact that diabetes has had on the way I think … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week Day 3: One Thing I Can Improve

Diabetes Blog Week Day 3: One Thing I Can Improve

  Subheading for this blog post: Bird Poop, Cat Pee, Dog Drool and Other Challenges    It’s Diabetes Blog Week, day three!  Today’s topic is “one thing I can improve.”  This is an easy one for me: exercise.  I do … Read more

Has Diabetes Made Me a Control Freak?

Has Diabetes Made Me a Control Freak?

Okay, so let me clarify something: I’m a perfectionist with Type 1 diabetes. Of course I’m a control freak. But I’ve started to wonder whether my hypervigilance with diabetes care may have begun to bleed, if you will, into other areas … Read more

10 Ways I Know I Have Diabetes

10 Ways I Know I Have Diabetes

No, I’m not going to give you the typical symptoms like thirst, peeing a lot, losing weight, blurry vision and fatigue. I’m going to give you my 10 ways I know I have diabetes. Those 10 things I find myself doing only because I have diabetes. … Read more

How Society Influences Diabetes Management

How Society Influences Diabetes Management

This is part two of my conversation with Dr. Ann Albright, director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In part one Albright talks about meeting the challenges and opportunities to improve diabetes care … Read more

A Surprising Visit to the Diabetes Clinic: Metformin, Also for Type 1 Diabetes

A Surprising Visit to the Diabetes Clinic: Metformin, Also for Type 1 Diabetes

Yesterday I went to the diabetes clinic for my tri-annual visit. I went there feeling guilty and ready to be scolded for my latest test results, especially my A1c.  When I got there, before checking in with the receptionist, I … Read more

It’s Complicating

It’s Complicating

Like every diabetic I know, I don’t like to think about complications. Heart disease, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy. Foot ulcers. Ugh. Like most diabetics, I don’t know what to say when someone tells me about the frequency of amputation or blindness. … Read more

That Kind of Night

That Kind of Night

A two-juice-box night, in fact. This is what I saw on my nightstand as I was puttering around my room getting dressed this morning. While I do recall having low blood sugar (BG 72) and drinking one juice box and … Read more

Diabetes, Depression and Dementia

Diabetes, Depression and Dementia

How’s that for a depressing subject line? It’s the topic of a mini-article I just had published in this weekend’s issue of Parade magazine. I’ll paste the text below, but the bottom line is that, in addition to putting you … Read more

Let’s Get Visual

Let’s Get Visual

At the university where I work, every spring there is a 12-week community fitness program, called Getfit MIT,  in which teams of 5 to 8 people compete against other teams for overall participation rate and participation improvement. Each individual has … Read more

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