Going Back to College with Diabetes

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Wait, what?! I can scarcely believe that August is almost over. It feel s like this summer just started for me, and it’s frustrating that the routine I’ve developed over the past few months is about to be rudely interrupted. … Read more

Diabetes in a Marriage: 11 Reasons I love my Husband

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Gary and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary last weekend. He surprised me with tickets to a Broadway show. I was delighted because we don’t get out much these days (unless you count excursions to buy diapers). We booked … Read more

365 Days of Type 1 Diabetes

365 Days of Type 1 Diabetes

It’s now been a year since Bisi was diagnosed. In the weeks leading up to the anniversary, I found myself thinking over and over again about that time: the growing fear that something was wrong mixed with the lingering hope … Read more

Taking My Insulin Pump to the Beach

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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

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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

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