Taking My Insulin Pump to the Beach

Tel Aviv Beach

Last Saturday I went to the beach with my boys and some of their friends. It was only 9:00 a.m. but already very hot. Adam was extremely excited and wanted, like everyone else, to get into the water as quickly … Read more

The Coolest Awards Show in Diabetes

Insulindependence_awards

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am a total Insulindependence fanboy. Or girl, I guess. Type 1 diabetes athletes! And not just, “Yeah, I bowl,” athletes, but surfing, climbing, Ironmanning athletes. Hardcore athletes. What’s more, they … Read more

Should Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Celebrate Their HbA1c Scores?

Should Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Celebrate Their HbA1c Scores?

Yesterday my six year old son with Type 1 diabetes, Sacha, was at the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, for his quarterly checkup. My wife went with him, and sent me a text from the road: “His HbA1c is … Read more

The Monthly Cost of Type 1 Diabetes Care

The Monthly Cost of Type 1 Diabetes Care

Last time I went to my endo, we discussed my preparations for pregnancy. After that appointment I realized just how fortunate I am to have the luxury of using an insulin pump. This little device, my sidekick, always in my … Read more

Sleepwalking With Diabetes

Sleepwalking With Diabetes

So Monday morning I woke up, my nightgown marked with peanut butter. The thing is, I’m not a sloppy eater, and I didn’t have any peanut butter the night before. At least, I didn’t think I did. But that was … Read more

What Happens When Doctors Go Too Slow

What Happens When Doctors Go Too Slow

I just returned from the American Association of Diabetes Educator’s national conference. About 2,500 educators attended out of approximately 17,000 in the country. (The 17,000 educators for now more than 26 million people with diabetes is another story!) I attended as a presenter (“Dancing Together: The … Read more

High Blood Sugar After Meals And What To Do About It

High Blood Sugar After Meals And What To Do About It

I will admit to having a bit of a diabetes crush on Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, Type 1, and founder of Integrated Diabetes Services, LLC. And you know what? I’m not the only one.  I recently saw Gary give a talk … Read more

Cronuts, the New Carb on the Block

Cronuts - Dunkin' Donuts's Photos

I’m a little late in learning about the cronut craze, but now that I know about cronuts, I hate diabetes a little more than usual.  If you haven’t been following, in May the Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC created a pastry … Read more

AADE 2013

AADE 2013

I just got home from the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ 2013 conference (AADE 2013) in my current hometown of Philly, and I am exhausted. But fatigue shall not stand in the way of a report! Here, in no particular … Read more

Interview with the Diabetic

4 best friends

“So how often do you have to take shots?” “Does it hurt when you prick your finger?” “Do you get annoyed when people ask you all sorts of diabetes questions?” Just about every time I eat, no, and definitely not. … Read more

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