A Bittersweet Anniversary: 10 Years With Diabetes

A Bittersweet Anniversary: 10 Years With Diabetes

February 17th, 2011 is my ten-year anniversary with diabetes. I still can’t believe it: an entire decade of finger sticks and insulin and carb counting. Ten years of constant awareness of my blood sugar, constant vigilance, constant control. If I … Read more

Learning to Ride: A Riff

Learning to Ride: A Riff

I’m pretty proud of myself, so please excuse me while I go ahead and share my adventure from this weekend: I took my first ride on the back of my husband’s motorcycle! Now, I’ve ridden a motorcycle before. I even … Read more

I Saw Elizabeth Edwards and Won’t Forget Her

I Saw Elizabeth Edwards and Won’t Forget Her

I saw Elizabeth Edwards the week the news broke about John Edward’s infidelity. Her advocacy in health care prompted her to stand in as a last minute replacement for Chris Matthews, as key-note speaker at the American Association of Diabetes … Read more

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

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

Save a Child in Less Than Two Minutes

Save a Child in Less Than Two Minutes

If you could save a child’s life with the flick of your finger, would you? In a few minutes you will know. When you take 1:49 seconds to watch this video — and pass it on — Roche Diabetes Care … Read more

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