Tagged – Getting my First Medical ID

Medical ID - Type 1 Diabetes Dog Tag

I was excited yesterday when I checked the mailbox and saw a small package waiting for me.  Since I don’t get much real mail anymore, it’s a treat to see something other than advertisements in the mailbox.  Before I looked … Read more

The Loneliness of Type 1 Diabetes

The Loneliness of Type 1 Diabetes

Yesterday, Mark, Jamie, and I each got separate letters from the Joslin Diabetes Center saying that the results of our screening tests for type 1 diabetes were negative. This does not mean that we are totally in the clear, but … Read more

The Highs and Lows of the Continuous Glucose Monitor

The Highs and Lows of the Continuous Glucose Monitor

In June 2012, I was lucky enough to receive a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor from my healthcare provider. It took a while for me to get acquainted with it, but now that I have almost a half-years’ worth of experience, … Read more

They cured diabetes in dogs?

They cured diabetes in dogs?

Last month, the news started circling: they cured diabetes in dogs! Mice we hear about often– but dogs is new and exciting. So what’s the story there? The publication in question is “Treatment of Diabetes and Long-term Survival Following Insulin … Read more

Their Carb Intake is None of my Business

Their Carb Intake is None of my Business

We celebrated my son Guy’s 10th birthday today with his entire class.  Because we can’t hold a party for 25 kids in our apartment, we held the event at a local museum.  A guide gave the kids a tour of … Read more

Stop Eating So Many Carbs — Carbs Make You Fat

Stop Eating So Many Carbs — Carbs Make You Fat

There’s been a weighty debate in this country for at least a decade: What makes us fat, carbohydrates or fat? After years of following alternative weight loss thinkers for my personal knowledge and recently to help people normalize their weight … Read more

Hotter than July at the Tel Aviv (Half) Marathon

Tel Aviv Half Marathon - Last Mile

Extreme heat and marathons are not a good combo.  So it was no surprise that the 2013 Tel Aviv marathon did not take place as scheduled on Friday.  As soon as the 96 degree marathon day weather forecast arrived last … Read more

My Diabetes Journey

My Diabetes Journey

Christmas Eve, 1997, should have been a joyous night for my four year old self. I should have been eating copious amounts of homemade goodies while I awaited the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells. I should have been able to … Read more

Kids, Dietary Compliance, and Type 1 Diabetes: What a Mess

Kids, Dietary Compliance, and Type 1 Diabetes: What a Mess

Over the last few days, I’ve begun to understand how fragile my son’s compliance with our eating guidelines really is. Sacha is six, and was diagnosed at the age of two. Until recently, he’s been young and impressionable enough to … Read more

Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in Charge?

This morning  I was standing in line at the drug store to get my diabetes drugs when I felt that familiar sudden dip in my stomach and throat. Color drained from my face and my fingers started to tremble and … Read more

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