We Need to Figure This Diabetes Thing Out; It’s Holding Us Back

We Need to Figure This Diabetes Thing Out; It’s Holding Us Back

I met my running coach for coffee this morning to go over my running plan for the upcoming Tel Aviv Marathon (this Friday). I wasn’t planning on running another marathon six weeks after the Tiberias marathon, but the desire to … Read more

Tiberias Marathon 2014: A Humbling Experience

Tiberias Marathon 2014

Last Friday I ran the Tiberias marathon, my 8th marathon, and my fourth Tiberias marathon.  Since the race, I have felt more than ever before just what a humbling experience running a marathon can be. I’d been hoping to set … Read more

Good Blood Sugar Causes Bad Mood

Good Blood Sugar Causes Bad Mood

I never thought I’d complain about a good blood sugar. But as I write this, I’m fuming a bit over my current reading of 132 mg/dL. Why? It’s a Sunday afternoon, which translates to the prime time for this college … Read more

A Diabetes Exercise Success Story

A Diabetes Exercise Success Story

I write so many blog posts about my difficulties with diabetes and exercise that I feel the need to share an actual success story. Yesterday was a beautiful fall day in Pennsylvania, and my husband and I decided to take part … Read more

Diabetes and Morning Exercise: A Possible Solution?

Diabetes and Morning Exercise: A Possible Solution?

I have great difficulty balancing morning exercise with diabetes — a frustration I have written about previously, here and here. Whereas exercising in the afternoon or evening will typically cause my blood glucose to plummet, exercising in the morning makes it … 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

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

Diabetes and Exercise, the Saga Continues

Diabetes and Exercise, the Saga Continues

I find that my life with diabetes revolves around several recurring themes, with issues around how to exercise with diabetes ranking high among them (see, for example, this blog post from last year, aptly titled “Morning Exercise and Diabetes”). It makes … 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

Exercise + Diabetes = ?

Exercise + Diabetes = ?

As I write this blog post, I am furiously devouring white chocolate covered pretzels in order to bring myself up after a post-workout low. I was explaining to my roommate, Amanda, my frustrations when it comes to diabetes and exercise … Read more

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