No Diabetes in Your Eyes

No Diabetes in Your Eyes

I was walking to work the other day and I couldn’t read the familiar green street signs. Where was I? 97th Street?  98th? I didn’t know because I couldn’t see. My vision was blurry. I cleared my eyes with my … Read more

A Diabetes Exercise Success Story

A Diabetes Exercise Success Story

I write so many blog posts about my difficulties with diabetes and exercise that I feel the need to share an actual success story. Yesterday was a beautiful fall day in Pennsylvania, and my husband and I decided to take part … Read more

Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Down this Racecar Driver: An Interview with Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball - 2013 IndyCar Mid Ohio

I must confess that I don’t know a thing about racecar driving. That is, I didn’t until I interviewed racecar driver and type one diabetic Charlie Kimball. At the beginning of our conversation, Kimball, INDYCAR Series driver of the No. … Read more

My Wake Up Call: Bydureon and Possible Cancer Risk?

My Wake Up Call: Bydureon and Possible Cancer Risk?

Last week, I attended  the Second Annual Diabetes Symposium at the Thomas Jefferson University. Surrounded by endocrinologists, nutritionists and diabetes educators, I sat through the lively presentations on new advances and innovations in diabetes. The news was not entirely encouraging … Read more

10 Things to Consider if Your Blood Sugar is High

10 Things to Consider if Your Blood Sugar is High

I just read Catherine’s piece about a series of pump and insulin failures (It’s great! Read it!), and I had to shake my head in that oh-I-so-feel-you way. I’m going on nearly two decades as a diabetic now, but Friday … Read more

When Diabetes Technologies Fail

When Diabetes Technologies Fail

Does anyone else remember the scene in the early 90s movie, Reality Bites, where Winona Ryder’s character is on a job interview and someone asks her to define the word “irony”? And she’s in an elevator and she’s unable to get … Read more

What Obamacare Feels Like to a Diabetic

What Obamacare Feels Like to a Diabetic

Others have written much about what the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, means for diabetics. I will leave the analysis to the people who have done the research. I just want to tell you what Obamacare feels … Read more

Screening for Type 1 Diabetes: What’s a Mom To Do?

Trial Net Brochure

I recently visited my endocrinologist for a routine checkup. I was in the waiting area reading, texting, and, well, waiting. A woman who works at the office – she helps coordinate research – sat down next to me and introduced … Read more

A Diabetes Holiday in Italy

Rome

Last week we went on a long awaited trip to Italy. The trip was a family success, but a blood sugar disaster.  I love Italy but it seems my body, or at least my pancreas, doesn’t feel the same way. … Read more

Diabetes Jokes: Humorous or Hurtful?

Scott Malkinson

In today’s society, it seems that an automatic coping mechanism for the less-pleasant things in life (like diabetes) is to resort poking fun at it. But is there a point where diabetes jokes cross a line? Personally, I’ve learned to … Read more

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