Murphy’s Diabetes Law of Insulin Pumps

Batt Out Limit - Insulin Pump Error

I don’t know what it is about weekends, holidays and vacations, but it seems like my insulin pumps (I’ve gone through quite a few in the short time I’ve been on the pump) always malfunction and need to be replaced … Read more

Your Chance to Tell the FDA What It’s Like to Have Diabetes

FDA large logo

t’s easy to criticize the FDA — people with diabetes do it all the time. Why are devices often approved/cleared in Europe several years before we get access to them in America? Why are there no officially approved ways to get CGM data on your smart phone? Why are there so few drugs approved for Type 1? Read more

It Takes More Than One Touch To Get A New Verio IQ Meter

Sending off the last faulty replacement. Buh-bye!

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my frustrations with One Touch and their lack of customer service when it came to some problems I was having with my Verio IQ meter. Here’s the short version of the story: more … Read more

Corruption and Culture Increase Diabetes Deaths in India

Riva Greenberg - Diabetes in India

When I returned from Bangalore earlier this year, having worked with health professionals at a diabetes clinic for the poor, I expected to write about how access to insulin is a human right. I saw the poverty and the need. … Read more

Marjorie’s 15 Minutes

Jen wearing Marjorie t-shirt

A few months ago, Jess Apple asked if I’d be interested in creating a t-shirt design for a fundraiser that would support Diabetes Media Foundation and A Sweet Life. Of course I was on board. Immediately I thought of imagery … Read more

Purple with a Purpose

Alzheimer's Walk Family Photo

Blue is an important color to me because it represents the fight against diabetes. But others close to me probably know that purple is another color that is just as significant. Purple is the color of the Alzheimer’s Association. A … Read more

How To Talk To A Person With Diabetes

How To Talk To A Person With Diabetes

When I was growing up, my parents had a book on their bookshelf called How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, And How To Listen So Kids Will Talk. Oddly, I never actually picked up, so I can’t tell you whether my … Read more

Being Uptight is a Diabetic Complication

Obsessive compulsive disorder

I don’t have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am merely a diabetic. After much soul searching, and even after consulting with a professional, I have arrived at the conclusion that my diabetes only makes me appear to have OCD. And given … Read more

Date Night: Diabetes and Drinking …Oh My!

I've got my game face on - Donky Kong„JPG

Sounds disastrous, doesn’t it? Diabetes is tough to manage. Throw in factors like drinking alcohol and spending a night out with your partner and you could have a bit of a meltdown in the process of maintaining a good blood … Read more

The Pump or Injections . . . or Both?

The Pump or Injections . . . or Both?

I’ve been on an insulin pump for about 13 years now, and I love the convenience of being able to dose insulin without additional injections, and to create multiple basal rates per day. However, I’ve long had problems with absorption: … Read more

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