Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

November is Diabetes Month. This month you’ll hear more about diabetes symptoms and risk factors than you will all year. But there’s something you won’t hear about. The health challenges those of us who’ve lived with diabetes for decades may face. There’s little research … Read more

When An Evening Walk Turns Scary

When An Evening Walk Turns Scary

A few nights ago, my six-year old son Sacha and I took our dog Molly for an evening walk. Somehow, I managed to walk out the door without his diabetes kit; no blood glucose meter, no juice, no glucagon. That … Read more

My Wake Up Call: Bydureon and Possible Cancer Risk?

My Wake Up Call: Bydureon and Possible Cancer Risk?

Last week, I attended  the Second Annual Diabetes Symposium at the Thomas Jefferson University. Surrounded by endocrinologists, nutritionists and diabetes educators, I sat through the lively presentations on new advances and innovations in diabetes. The news was not entirely encouraging … Read more

When Diabetes Technologies Fail

When Diabetes Technologies Fail

Does anyone else remember the scene in the early 90s movie, Reality Bites, where Winona Ryder’s character is on a job interview and someone asks her to define the word “irony”? And she’s in an elevator and she’s unable to get … Read more

Hypoglycemic Rage

Hypoglycemic Rage

I don’t always feel my blood sugar dropping. I don’t know if I’m starting to develop hypoglycemic unawareness or maybe it has to do with the speed at which my blood sugar is dropping. I used to always start to … Read more

Going Back to College with Diabetes

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Wait, what?! I can scarcely believe that August is almost over. It feel s like this summer just started for me, and it’s frustrating that the routine I’ve developed over the past few months is about to be rudely interrupted. … Read more

The Monthly Cost of Type 1 Diabetes Care

The Monthly Cost of Type 1 Diabetes Care

Last time I went to my endo, we discussed my preparations for pregnancy. After that appointment I realized just how fortunate I am to have the luxury of using an insulin pump. This little device, my sidekick, always in my … Read more

Diabetes Kicks My Ass

Diabetes Kicks My Ass

I haven’t run more than 12.5 miles since early July, and after running a good 11 miles on Wednesday, I felt like I was ready to break the half marathon distance again. But, on Friday morning when I woke up … Read more

The Diabetes Test Strips Crisis: How Cutting Costs Is Robbing Your Health

The Diabetes Test Strips Crisis: How Cutting Costs Is Robbing Your Health

Medicare and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are choosing to lower costs at the expense of your health. They are allowing cheap and faulty diabetes test strips into the marketplace. Test strips that have been proven — the FDA admits – … Read more

The “No’s” of Hypoglycemia

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I woke up at 3:00 a.m. to the rustle of the plastic bag that Mike was trying to open.  “Are you okay?” I asked. “Yes,” Mike said.  “My blood sugar is 44.  I’m dropping.  I’m going to eat these Chomps.” … Read more

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