My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

Last week, the American Diabetes Association awarded Dr. Graham Ogle, manager  of the Australia-based Life for a Child program, an award for distinguished international service. Ogle’s group uses charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help over 10,000 children … Read more

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

A few days ago, after months of high blood sugar and a blood test to confirm it, I decided to increase my basal insulin levels to try and bring it down. I didn’t change my basal insulin settings; I just … Read more

Making Mistakes While Diabetes Parenting

Making Mistakes While Diabetes Parenting

Today, I made yet another diabetes parenting mistake. We were at lunch with some of Sacha’s friends to celebrate his sixth birthday. It was busy, loud, and my wife and I were trying to be gracious hosts with the kids … Read more

Batman And Diabetes Devices – Am I The Only One Who’s Anxious?

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Last weekend I rented the newest Batman movie, The Dark Night Rises, and watched it with my older kids. Having young sons allows me to watch superhero movies and play on the PlayStation, and I can call it parenting, not … Read more

Traveling With an Insulin Pump

Traveling With an Insulin Pump

As a person with diabetes, I’ve gotten used to the extra hassle I have to put up with when I travel. Taking all the extra stuff, making sure not to forget anything, announcing my pump when I go through security … Read more

A day to remember: From the depths of hypoglycemia, to the heights of hyperglycemia, and back again.

A day to remember: From the depths of hypoglycemia, to the heights of hyperglycemia, and back again.

Yesterday was a day to remember. Events began with an ungodly low blood glucose (BG) of 22, continued with a crazy high BG of 545, and ended with a tantrum over a lost movie. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia to the extreme. … Read more

Ready for Hurricane Sandy

diabetes and other supplies for Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday at home, we discussed a reasonable amount of preparedness for the oncoming Hurricane Sandy, predicted to reach New Jersey later today (Sunday) and affect regions hundreds of miles from its center. My husband and I live in the Boston … Read more

The Most Painful Infusion Set Insertion Ever

The Most Painful Infusion Set Insertion Ever

I came home this morning at 7:00 after an early run.  I walked with my son Tom to his bus stop, walked the dog and got ready for a shower. Before getting into the shower, while disconnecting from my pump, … Read more

Swimming with the Manatees, and Diabetes

manatee, aka the sea cow

My two daughters, who are 16 and 12 years old, had the same teacher when they were each in kindergarten. A feature of the teacher’s curriculum was an in-depth study of manatees from every educational angle: social studies, arts and … Read more

Glucose Meter Knows Me (and My Blood Sugar) Better

Glucose Meter Knows Me (and My Blood Sugar) Better

Last night my blood sugar at bedtime was 64, so I ate a bowl of cereal and milk. It’s a decent bedtime snack for me, and it typically results in a morning blood sugar in the low 100s, which is … Read more

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