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

Third Floor - Stairs

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

Responding to Catherine – Does Diabetes Get Better?

Responding to Catherine – Does Diabetes Get Better?

Dear Catherine, You wrote just the other day about the constant struggle of exercise with diabetes. It made me think about many things, and I wanted to reply, but I had more to say than would fit in a comment, … Read more

Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

A few months ago, I had dinner with a group of people that included a woman who had a tattoo running down her arm in delicate script. At some point in the meal, someone asked her what it said. “It’s … Read more

Diabetes Is Making Me Fat

Diabetes Is Making Me Fat

It’s popular knowledge now in America that the obesity epidemic has given rise to an epidemic of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. In other words, (with the right genetic predisposition) being fat can make you a diabetic. What is … Read more

3 Tips for Going to the Beach with Diabetes

Kort and Me Beach

I couldn’t help but agree instantly when my dear friend, Kortney, texted me on my day off from work to see if I wanted to go to the beach with her. It seemed like the perfect way to spend a … Read more

Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes

So what are some of the other groups doing wonderful charitable work for low income kids with type 1 diabetes in the developing world? I’ve met a few, and have been humbled and amazed.  In Monterrey, Mexico, Laura Gutierrez Cruz created … Read more

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

Last week, the American Diabetes Association awarded Dr. Graham Ogle, manager  of the Australia-based Life for a Child program, an award for distinguished international service. Ogle’s group uses charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help over 10,000 children … Read more

CoQ10 and Diabetes: Just One More Little Pill

CoQ10 and Diabetes - Just One More Little Pill

The first time I heard of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was over a year ago during a run with some people I didn’t really know. One of the guys I was running with told me, after I mentioned I had diabetes, … Read more

Hypoglycemia: Coming to a Theater Near You!

Sometimes, my job can be fun.

It was a dark and stormy night. There were several newly hired employees behind the stand who weren’t prepared for what was about to happen. Star Trek, Epic, Fast and Furious 6, Iron Man, and other popular titles were in … Read more

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