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Diabetes can be rough. One of the toughest things is how it can force you into separating eating from other ideas, like comfort and pleasure. It’s not that you can’t eat well on diabetes — you can– but it’s sometimes … Read more

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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