Interview with the Diabetic

4 best friends

“So how often do you have to take shots?” “Does it hurt when you prick your finger?” “Do you get annoyed when people ask you all sorts of diabetes questions?” Just about every time I eat, no, and definitely not. … Read more

Diabetes Jokes, or Whatever You Want to Call Them

Diabetes Joke Book

The other night, Maya went to bed early and I had nothing to do. This is very rare. I decided to do something that I did before having a baby. I… let’s see if I can remember the word… relaxed. … Read more

Diabetes Kicks My Ass

Diabetes Kicks My Ass

I haven’t run more than 12.5 miles since early July, and after running a good 11 miles on Wednesday, I felt like I was ready to break the half marathon distance again. But, on Friday morning when I woke up … Read more

Point to the JDRF

Point to the JDRF

I try to watch as few ads and Public Service Announcements as possible, and I admit I haven’t seen the new video from the International Diabetes Federation. But in a moment of curiosity, I happened to click to watch the … Read more

Why Isn’t Everyone Taking Metformin?

Why Isn’t Everyone Taking Metformin?

It seems like every week there’s a new reason to be happy to be taking metformin. Last week (or was it two weeks ago) a new study found evidence suggesting that taking metformin reduces the risk of developing dementia. Now, … Read more

The Up-side of Cotton Candy

The Up-side of Cotton Candy

The other night, the four of us went to Fenway Park to enjoy a Red Sox game. For anyone who is trying to limit their children’s consumption of junk food and/or sugar, a game at Fenway is kind of a … Read more

Sweet Defeat: A Diabetic Bakes Brownies

Slutty Brownie

I’m writing this blog post from an unusual location – my kitchen. Typically, I prefer typing away at obscure hours of the night in the solace of my bedroom, but tonight I’m doing a bit of multi- tasking and attempting … Read more

The Diabetes Test Strips Crisis: How Cutting Costs Is Robbing Your Health

The Diabetes Test Strips Crisis: How Cutting Costs Is Robbing Your Health

Medicare and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are choosing to lower costs at the expense of your health. They are allowing cheap and faulty diabetes test strips into the marketplace. Test strips that have been proven — the FDA admits – … Read more

For the Love of Bread

For the Love of Bread

I like to think that diabetes hasn’t changed me — and indeed, in most ways I think I’m still the person I was before I was diagnosed with Type 1 thirteen years ago. But every once in a while, I … Read more

Diabetes Gets Dressed Up

Diabetes Gets Dressed Up

Gary and I recently traveled upstate for a friend’s wedding. I was anxious about the trip because it was my first overnight away from Maya. I knew she’d be in good hands with my parents, but still; I’d miss her! … Read more

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