#DBlogWeek Day 1 – I Can

UMass Graduation

“I can do anything.” This empowering mantra is something I would wholeheartedly believe in regardless of my diabetes. However, it resonates with me that much more because of my diabetes. Seeing as I was diagnosed as a young child, I … Read more

Molly and Diabetes Take on Washington, D.C.

Molly and Diabetes Take on Washington, D.C.

When I graduated college this past December, I was concerned that this meant my life would come to a screeching halt as I began to work full-time. I thought it would mean I’d be stuck in a cycle of waking … Read more

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

  The invitation read “Marry the Beast,” and more than 100 people were in attendance. The marriage was actually a commitment ceremony. Paul Binder renewed the vows he had made to his Type 2 diabetes when diagnosed 18 years ago. … Read more

What Kind of D-Parent Are You?

Seesaw 2

I have a theory about couples who manage their child’s diabetes together: that one parent worries more about the immediate consequences of a devastating blood sugar low (i.e., unconsciousness or death), and the other worries more about the long-term, down-the-road … Read more

Accurate Blood Sugar Testing is Key

Accurate Blood Sugar Testing is Key

If you know me personally, then you’re probably aware that I am a professional at panicking and ac certified worrywart. You might think I’m too young to be so overly anxious, but what can I say, it’s in my nature. … Read more

Honey, I Crushed the Omnipod

Crushed the Omnipod home

You know those cascades of little mistakes that suddenly add up to a big one? Well, one of those cascading failures happened to Bisi and me the other day when I was driving her to a play rehearsal. I always … Read more

Diabetes on the Road

Diabetes on the Road home

When my boyfriend asked me to accompany him on an 8+ hour drive to Virginia this past weekend, I didn’t give it a second thought before saying yes. He will be moving there soon to pursue a new career, so … Read more

Major Hypoglycemia News From Paris Diabetes Conference

T1D Exchange

Severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) is the dreaded fear of most people with diabetes. It can kill you. A few weeks ago at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Paris, the T1D Exchange announced two findings that may: Prompt … Read more

My Big Improvements with OmniPod

My Big Improvements with OmniPod

A little more than a month ago, I started using an OmniPod insulin pump. Overall, the transition process (which is still ongoing as I make minor adjustments to my regimen) has been much different than I expected it to be. … Read more

A Pebble in My Shoe

A Pebble in My Shoe - Boots

You know The Princess and the Pea? I am not her. For the better part of yesterday, I walked around with a staple in my boot. It all began at school. I was taking down artwork from one of my … Read more

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