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

7 Diabetes Tips to Make You Tops

7 Diabetes Tips to Make You Tops

It’s hard to condense 300 pages into one, but since I believe in the value of small steps, here are seven small but mighty “Tips to Make You Tops” from my book, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and … Read more

On Food and Eating

On Food and Eating

Technically speaking and I am so inclined a calorie is burning timed and weighed   Since when has it weighed so heavy gravitating down the inverse of my father’s raised eyebrow with every M and M   Gluttony is cardinal … Read more

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