The Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Done With My Insulin Pump

The Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Done With My Insulin Pump

When I travel, I like to be prepared. As my husband and I got ready to depart on our seven-month trip around the world, I packed a first aid kit worthy of an EMT — everything from bandaids and thermometers … Read more

Reducing Insulin Doses for Long Runs

Reducing Insulin Doses for Long Runs

I signed up for a 30K (18.75 miles) off road race a couple months ago.  At the time it seemed like a good idea, but I have been nervous about it for the last couple weeks and was not at … Read more

The Imperfect Miracle of Insulin

The Imperfect Miracle of Insulin

After all the years of living with my husband, I know him well.  So I know that when I hear him say the word, “shit,” I don’t need to pay any attention to it.  It’s a sign of a minor … Read more

Adjusting My Insulin for Running

Adjusting My Insulin for Running

During my failed attempt to run a sub 4 marathon in Tiberias last year, I had decided to run the Tiberias Marathon again this year. This decision, however, did not include a hasty registration for the race but was more … Read more

Crystal Bowersox Marries in a Custom Made Gown

Crystal Bowersox Marries in a Custom Made Gown

I watched American Idol last season and am a big fan of the talented Crystal Bowersox.  And that fact that she has type 1 diabetes and has spoken so openly about it (most recently in a DiabetesMine interview), makes me … Read more

A Symlin Conundrum: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

A Symlin Conundrum: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

(Background: Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4) Well, it has been not one but two weeks since I set up my Symlin experiment. Three vials, each with one part Symlin and ten parts Novolog insulin, set out on my desk, in the … Read more

Pumpers, Can You Hear Me?

Pumpers, Can You Hear Me?

(Yes, that is a Barbara Streisand reference. Sorry.) So, you’d think that after more than five years of wearing various editions of the Minimed insulin pump, I’d have all the ins-and-outs figured out by now. But, whaddayaknow, just last week, … Read more

When Insulin Pens Jam

When Insulin Pens Jam

I woke up this morning with slightly elevated BS levels. So I ate a little breakfast – a salad with some quinoa – and took four units of insulin (Apidra) and set off to do some errands. When I came … Read more

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