UPDATE: Please Help Arizona’s Legislature Protect Poor People With Diabetes

UPDATE: Please Help Arizona’s Legislature Protect Poor People With Diabetes

Update (Monday 3/31): Urgent action required AGAIN — please help! My celebrations may have been too early — whereas the @AZHouseGOP made the wise decision to reinstate insulin pump coverage for adult Medicaid recipients in Arizona, their colleagues in the … Read more

Trivia Night for College Diabetes Network

College Diabetes Network Trivia Night Flyer

When I was in high school, I was kept busy with a loaded schedule. Between field hockey, yearbook committee, National Honor Society, AP coursework, and work at the movie theater on weekends, I barely had time for myself. But I … Read more

Diabetes and the Edge of the Cliff

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When Bisi was first diagnosed, I couldn’t imagine how we would ever settle into a routine again, how life would ever go back to being unscary. Of course, we did settle into a routine, and my fears receded some. But … Read more

Confessions of a Bad Diabetic

Confessions of a Bad Diabetic

I just read a study that says it’s OK for diabetics to do their shots through their shirts, or through their jeans, or bathing suits or any fabric. Way back in 1997 five researchers studied 50 diabetics who practiced this … Read more

Why Medicare’s Attitude Toward Diabetes Could Kill Senior Citizens

Why Medicare’s Attitude Toward Diabetes Could Kill Senior Citizens

I, like many people who care about people with diabetes, have a real bee in my bonnet about Medicare’s attitude toward diabetes — particularly in reference to its newly implemented national mail-order program for diabetic supplies. So much so that I actually … Read more

Double Dose

Grandpa and Molly

I don’t know what it is about this winter in particular, but I’ve been served up with yet another nasty illness that hit my diabetes harder than my laryngitis. And in a period of storm and stress, it was the … Read more

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Type 1 Diabetes Expained 5

Let me say this with no exaggeration. My whole life, all day, all night, every day and each night is about keeping my blood sugar between the red and yellow lines. Whether I’m wearing, or not wearing, my continuous glucose … Read more

Got diabetes? What you oughta do…

Got diabetes? What you oughta do…

Once, my father and I were at a party when he inadvertently taught me a valuable lesson about dealing with “helpful” people. As a diabetic I run into a lot of helpful people; by which I mean strangers and acquaintances … Read more

Minimed 530G with Enlite Trial, Threshold Suspend

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Last week I started a trial of Medtronic’s latest insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system, the Minimed 530G with Enlite. (See my previous post here.) I thought I’d devote today’s post to what’s arguably the most exciting part of … Read more

My Life as a Diabetic Heroin Addict

Vial and Syringe - Dark

Because I’m a diabetic, I forget that syringes really freak people out. The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman reminded me of this. When he died I was stunned. I called friends and family for help in getting my mind … Read more

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