Why My Fitbit is One of My Favorite Gadgets

My Fitbit is always on the same wrist as my medical ID.

Besides my meter, CGM, and OmniPod, I’m constantly carrying my Fitbit with me. Why? It’s one of the non-diabetes-specific tools I use to manage my diabetes. If you’re unfamiliar with a Fitbit, it’s really just a high-tech pedometer. It comes … Read more

Running the New York City Marathon With Low Blood Sugar

NYC Marathon - 1

November 1st, 2015, was one of the best days of my life. It hasn’t take me four months to figure this out, it’s just how long it’s taken me to tell you about it. I knew it was a highlight … Read more

Follow Zoe Run Her 3rd Marathon With Type 1 Diabetes

Follow Zoe Run Her 3rd Marathon With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov. 1 Zoe Heineman is running her third NYC marathon. You can track Zoe during the race by downloading this app. Her bib is #47936. Zoe’s biggest challenge will not be the endurance required, but keeping her blood sugar from … Read more

Grateful to be Running Again (if you can call it running)

Running Shoes - Blue

On November 2nd, the day I was supposed to run the New York Marathon, I decided to take my first run after a four-month break. I stopped running on July 4th, after a MRI showed I had a partially torn … Read more

Taking a Break from Running

Taking a Break from Running

Sometimes your body tries to tell you something and the smart thing to do is to listen to it. But apparently I’m not that smart. My body tried to tell me it was time for a running break, but instead … Read more

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

One of my favorite jokes is, “Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” It reminds me of having diabetes. It’s like after telling someone you have diabetes and hearing them say, “Huh. But, aside from that, how’s your … Read more

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

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