Scott Malkinson has a Lisp and Diabetes

South Park Diabetes

I have finally been catching up on some South Park episodes from the last few seasons. I enjoy the show, usually, despite its constant crudity and occasional inanity. The recent Black Friday/game system wars episodes were rather entertaining, and, lo … Read more

Left Out of a World Obsessed with Food

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I stand on the outside, looking in. That’s how I would describe my feeling, as a person with Type 1 diabetes and now celiac disease, in our food-obsessed culture. Outside, looking in. A couple of weeks ago, I went to … Read more

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

As Diabetes Month ends, I don’t know how much we’ve accomplished. I don’t know how many more people with diabetes will take better care of themselves. Or how many people realized they may have undiagnosed diabetes and went to get … Read more

Is It Weird To Be Thankful For Diabetes?

Is It Weird To Be Thankful For Diabetes?

Each year around Thanksgiving, I think about the things that I am thankful for in life. Some obvious answers come to mind: my parents. My brother, my boyfriend, my dog. The fact that I am able to attend an amazing … Read more

How Does Your Diabetes Compare?

How Does Your Diabetes Compare?

MyGlu.com, the online diabetes community for people with Type 1 diabetes, just came out with a cool new tool that allows you to compare your own experience living with diabetes to that of more than 26,000 other people who have … Read more

IDF Releases New Dire Diabetes Stats and Projections

IDF Releases New Dire Diabetes Stats and Projections

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) — the umbrella organization for 200 diabetes associations in more than 160 countries — just released its 2013 Diabetes Atlas. It cites current statistics and the rise of diabetes worldwide. If you’ve been following the trend in diabetes, … Read more

Goodbye Shots, Hello Insulin Pump

Goodbye Shots, Hello Pump

After the big build up — at least in our own minds — of starting on the pump…. we love it (as much as you can love anything foisted on you by type 1 diabetes). We love how easy it … Read more

A Diabetes Adventure in New York City

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking my very first trip to New York City to attend the New York City Horror Film Festival. I’m a major wimp when it comes to scary movies, but as a diabetic, … Read more

Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump

Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump

We are about to embark on the biggest transition since Bisi was diagnosed: she’s about to start on an insulin pump.  When she was in the hospital, they told us that most people are ready for this transition about a … Read more

What Being Mugged Taught Me About Diabetes

What Being Mugged Taught Me About Diabetes

It happened suddenly, as such things by nature tend to do: I was standing on the corner outside my friend’s house in California on a bright Sunday afternoon, chatting on the phone with my husband, whom I hadn’t spoken to … Read more

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