South Africa Safari with Diabetes

South Africa Safari with Diabetes

In a few days, our family is leaving on a trip halfway around and down toward the bottom of the world—my Mom is taking us on a safari in South Africa to mark her seventieth birthday. Most of me can’t … Read more

Blood Sugar Isn’t Everything

Blood Sugar Isn’t Everything

When I started long distance running I did it in part to help me cope with my diabetes. I found that running a couple hundred miles a month kept my blood sugar in check and helped me deal with the … Read more

The Church of Hypoglycemia

The Church of Hypoglycemia

Low blood sugar episodes have provided me with some of the most creative, and spiritually insightful and expansive, moments in my life. Once, when my blood sugar was very low, I experienced the certain realization that the interconnectedness of all … Read more

CGM Hiatus

CGM Hiatus

After using a CGM for two straight years, I wondered what it would be like to take an extended break from one. I never really committed to the idea, until I had no choice.  I’ve been CGM-free for almost two … Read more

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Yesterday was the end of an era. My blood testing machine and I broke up. Neither of us wanted to end it. My machine had been steadfastly and happily testing my glucose levels for almost five years. I know for … Read more

Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

I just returned from Findlay, Ohio where I addressed 25 people with Type 2 diabetes. Most of them use insulin and most rely on Medicaid for their insurance. Yet Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of enough test strips for them … Read more

Would You Like Some Glucose Tablets with Your Popcorn and Soda?

Water Room

I know I’ve talked about going low at my job at the movie theater before, but a couple nights ago I had a reminder of just how terribly inconvenient it can be. My task for the evening was to go … Read more

May-hem

CDN Retreat

I’ve been slacking off on my blogging lately, but it’s all due to how busy the month of May has been for me. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on in my life: May 1-2: Final Exams May … Read more

Metformin and Type 1 Diabetes – An Experiment

Metformin and Type 1 Diabetes – An Experiment

Metformin is not usually prescribed for Type 1 diabetes, but over the past couple years, inspired in part by Mike’s experience on it (see here, here, here and here), I’ve become interested in trying it. Not only has it been … Read more

The Ups and Downs of Starting a Child on a CGM

Dexcom CGM

Just as Bisi was the one to nudge us into getting her on an insulin pump, she has now pushed us to get her a Constant Glucose Monitor (CGM)—the Dexcom Platinum. I’m not quite sure why she was so insistent … Read more

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