More on the “Teeming, Quasi-Wilderness” Within Us

More on the “Teeming, Quasi-Wilderness” Within Us

Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about the microbiome these days. Many of you have probably already seen Michael Pollan’s article in The New York Times Magazine a couple of weeks ago.  A couple of quotes jumped out at me: “Our resident microbes … Read more

Are Statins Causing My Muscle Pain and if So, What Can I Do About It?

Are Statins Causing My Muscle Pain and if So, What Can I Do About It?

During marathon season I took a vacation from my statin, believing it was causing my muscle pain.  And sure enough, a short time after I stopped the statin, I started to feel better. Of course, it could have been a … Read more

Public Display of Hypoglycemia: Can I Have Some Jam, Please?

Public Display of Hypoglycemia: Can I Have Some Jam, Please?

It started off as an innocent trip to Staples. I bought packing tape because we’re moving. That was easy. Then I began rushing home because it was time to feed Maya, and here’s what wasn’t easy:  navigating through the crowd … Read more

Does this Dexcom Sensor go with my Flip-Flops?

Does this Dexcom Sensor go with my Flip-Flops?

It’s summertime in San Diego, and that means bathing suit time. Like many of my peers, this comes with a little bit of stress: How do I look in a bathing suit? Can people see that bulge? Ugh, cottage cheese! … Read more

How a Mother with Type 1 Diabetes Feels About her Daughter’s Diagnosis

How a Mother with Type 1 Diabetes Feels About her Daughter’s Diagnosis

Guest post by Jackie Johannes, mother of Molly Johannes. Living with type 1 diabetes is challenging, but even after years of living with it, I was not prepared to deal with a having a diabetic child. That has been almost … Read more

The Lie That’s Killing Us: Pre-Diabetes

The Lie That’s Killing Us: Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a lie. Pre-diabetes is Stage 1 diabetes. And I’m taking a stand now advocating that we call it what it is. Pre-diabetes doesn’t exist. And the lie we tell that it does does incredible harm. It stops the nearly 80 … Read more

Kiss of Death ?!!?

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How easy is it to raise your blood glucose levels? This morning I learned eating ONE Hershey Kiss unaccounted for, could raise my glucose over 80 points! Last night I checked my sugar shortly before bed and it was 83 … Read more

Sugar Free Baby

Sugar Free Baby

After I deliver the baby, I want a Skyline 3-way, cookies, and ice cream. This is what I told my husband tonight at dinner. If you’re not from Southern Ohio, you probably have no idea what that first item of … Read more

Type 1 Diabetes, or Dog Allergy?

Type 1 Diabetes, or Dog Allergy?

A few days ago, one of the boys in our neighborhood came over to play with my six-year old son, Sacha, and our black lab, Molly. Unfortunately, the boy was allergic to dogs, and by the next day, he’d developed … Read more

Sibling Rivalry: Diabetes vs Maya

Sibling Rivalry: Diabetes vs Maya

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes seventeen years ago. That’s the amount of time it takes to raise a child. With all the TLC I’ve provided, Diabetes should be ready for college. Let’s hope he goes out-of-state. Meanwhile, two … Read more

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