At the Gardner Haus: Gardner Garden

farm

This growing season is the second for me and Jonathan. We have a small vegetable garden and we’re using the ‘learn as we grow’ method. We planted peas again this spring and they’ve pretty much all died out for the … Read more

Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes

So what are some of the other groups doing wonderful charitable work for low income kids with type 1 diabetes in the developing world? I’ve met a few, and have been humbled and amazed.  In Monterrey, Mexico, Laura Gutierrez Cruz created … Read more

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

Last week, the American Diabetes Association awarded Dr. Graham Ogle, manager  of the Australia-based Life for a Child program, an award for distinguished international service. Ogle’s group uses charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help over 10,000 children … Read more

Have a Donut with Your Donation to the American Diabetes Association

Donuts

Just before I turned 14, in the middle of my eighth grade school year, my father, brother, and I left Houston and moved to NYC.  We moved into a sublet on 108th Street and Riverside Drive.  In contrast to sunny … Read more

Forgotten Dimension of Diabetes Revealed in DAWN2 Study

Forgotten Dimension of Diabetes Revealed in DAWN2 Study

Would you be surprised to know family members of people with diabetes share similar emotional difficulties as their loved ones? Many health care providers don’t acknowledge the self-blame and anxieties that keep diabetes patients away for years? Enough people report … Read more

This is 40

This is 40

No, not the Judd Apatow movie. I’m talking about me and my blood sugar. It’s 40 mg/dl, 37 mg/dl by one measurement, and now that I’ve pounded the requisite glucose tablets, I figured, what the hell — why not find … Read more

The Dexcom Knows

Dexcom

People ask me sometimes how I use my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), pump, and meter all together. I try to explain that it’s a fine titration– up a little, down a little. This is kind of what it’s like: The … Read more

ADA 2013: New Techniques in Obesity and Pregnancy

ADA 2013: New Techniques in Obesity and Pregnancy

New findings from high-throuput techniques looking at the effects of obesity on pregnancy and infants: Metabolomics and Diabetes in Pregnancy William L. Lowe, Jr., MD Discussing initial use of metabolomics technology to asses the metabolic profile of mothers in pregnancy … Read more

ADA 2013 Live: Continuous Glucose Monitors in Pregnancy

ADA 2013 Live: Continuous Glucose Monitors in Pregnancy

Notes taken during the “Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy” session at the American Diabetes Association conference: Use of CGM in women with T1D Elisabeth Mathiesen Sharing experiences from randomized control trial of using CGM in … Read more

Updates from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials: ADA 2013

Updates from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials: ADA 2013

Hot off the press– my raw notes from the American Diabetes Association 2013 on immunotherapy trials in type 1 diabetes. My apologies that these are unedited and not guaranteed– but let me know if anything you see piques your interest, … Read more

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