Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Diabetes: Triple Threat!

Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Diabetes: Triple Threat!

As perhaps one could guess from the title of this post, today has a lot of different variables going on for me. Not only is it Thanksgiving — major carb fest — but it is also my 32nd birthday. And, … Read more

Two Reasons One Recipe

Two Reasons One Recipe

Just in time for the holiday season when everyone is thinking about preparing big meals¸ the pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo has launched a campaign, Two Reasons One Recipe, to encourage people with type 2 diabetes to improve their diets, and … Read more

World Diabetes Day, November 14: Take 14 Minutes to See the Power of Exercise

World Diabetes Day, November 14: Take 14 Minutes to See the Power of Exercise

Here’s one of the biggest secrets for controlling blood sugar if you have diabetes: Just 14 minutes of activity lowers blood sugar. Don’t take it from me, see for yourself. This Sunday at 2 p.m. (14:00 hours) if you have … Read more

Help Take Diabetes Out of the Closet

Help Take Diabetes Out of the Closet

November 1st ushers in Diabetes Month. Diabetes organizations are in full swing to raise public awareness about this preventable disease, spreading epidemic and fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Here’s the global symbol for World Diabetes Day, November … Read more

Eat Responsibly: Change The Way You Think About Food

Eat Responsibly: Change The Way You Think About Food

It’s Diabetes Awareness Month. For those of us with existing diabetes, we are aware of our disease 12 months out of the year, not just during November. But we can use this month to share what we know with others, … Read more

The Imperfect Miracle of Insulin

The Imperfect Miracle of Insulin

After all the years of living with my husband, I know him well.  So I know that when I hear him say the word, “shit,” I don’t need to pay any attention to it.  It’s a sign of a minor … Read more

High Altitude Diabetes, Part II

High Altitude Diabetes, Part II

As I noted in my previous post, I recently took my diabetes with me on a trip to Tibet. (I offered to let it stay home, but it refused.) In addition to the whole altitude sickness/swollen-brain thing, which seemed likely … Read more

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