Throwing Cold Water on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket

I’m trying to not be cynical about the ALS dump ice water on your head thing going on lately, but I’m failing. I think perhaps I’m failing because having diabetes at times makes me more suspicious about how people help … Read more

4 Perfect Low Blood Sugar Snacks


Some people remember the places they travel by the architecture, or the stunning landscapes. I remember them by the low blood sugar snacks I discovered there. In Senegal, it was outrageously ripe mangos, peeled for me on the side of … Read more

Pump Holiday

BG 300 - pump holiday

Sunday the 17th: 106, eat a little and bolus. A few hours later, 265. Bolus some more. Wait. Check, 298, then bolus some more. Wait, check, 255 (getting very frustrated). A few hours later, 222, change my infusion set, break … Read more

Tales of Molly’s Diabetes Adventures in Disney


Once upon a time, a young woman named Molly was bound for the magical Disney World for a week’s worth of fun and frolicking. Her tale does not involve hallmarks like evil witches, poisonous apples, fairy godmothers, spontaneous singing, or … Read more

Death of an Insulin Pump

Death of an Insulin

I was somewhere between jumping out of a moving raft and landing in the frothy Zambezi River when it hit me: this wasn’t going to end well. Not for me — in my comically oversized orange life jacket, I had … Read more

Is an Artificial Pancreas Good Enough?

Is an Artificial Pancreas Good Enough?

Prescript: It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. I had a beautiful baby boy who is now nearly six months old. Perfect and perfectly healthy, so take that, diabetes! This post is about other things, though. Four years … Read more

A Delay in Pumping (Going on a Disney Vacation)

Packing for my Disney vacation

A few weeks ago, I shared my excitement over starting the process to go on an insulin pump regimen. At my endocrinologist’s office, there are many steps to take before you can actually start using the pump. I crossed off … Read more

Simple Personal Systems for Big Health Benefits

Simple Personal Systems for Big Health Benefits

Have you been trying to lose weight or start exercising and can’t get started or you’re failing?   We like to think that our accomplishments are based on our merits, how strong and capable we are. And that what most … Read more

Show Me Your Pump!

Show Me Your Pump!

A few days ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed (a habitual pastime of mine) when a photo reappeared once, twice, and three-plus times. At first, I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to it because it … Read more

Safari Report

Traveling with Diabetes Safari Report

Despite my anxieties, the trip to South Africa was amazing. Most of the things I was worried about did not come to pass, and the ones that did were not that big a deal.  We went on safari for the … Read more

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