Taking a Break from Running

Taking a Break from Running

Sometimes your body tries to tell you something and the smart thing to do is to listen to it. But apparently I’m not that smart. My body tried to tell me it was time for a running break, but instead … Read more

My Transition to an Insulin Pump: Phase 1 Complete

My Transition to an insulin pump- pretty overwhelming!

In my blog post last week, I talked about how I’m hoping to transition to an insulin pump this summer. I know it will be a bit of an arduous process, but I’m eager to share each step of it … Read more

Transition Time…Again

OmniPod

I feel like word “transition” has defined my existence for the past three or so years. At first, it was the transition from high school to college. This was marked by several sub-transitions that resulted in my greater independence and … Read more

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

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