Why You Should Be Depressed About the Government’s Attitude Toward Diabetes, Part I

Why You Should Be Depressed About the Government’s Attitude Toward Diabetes, Part I

First, an update on my last post, about Oregon’s decision regarding limitations on test strips for people with Type 2 diabetes. According to DiaTribe, Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) voted on December 5 on a revised proposal on reduced … Read more

Diabetes and Pregnancy: And So We Enter the Third Trimester

Diabetes and Pregnancy: And So We Enter the Third Trimester

A couple of months ago, I wrote about my awful night of hyperglycemia. At the time, I was unsure what the precise reason for a persistent high blood sugar was, with the most likely culprits being bad insulin and my … Read more

My Blood Sugar Is None of Your Business

My Blood Sugar Is None of Your Business

Sometimes, I find myself getting angry and annoyed when others look at my blood sugar. “256? Is that good or bad?” “Oh man, you’re 61? You need to take some insulin right now!” By making these seemingly innocent comments, people … Read more

Petition to Prevent Oregon From Severely Limiting Test Strips

Petition to Prevent Oregon From Severely Limiting Test Strips

According to an update I just got from DiaTribe, Oregon is considering severely limiting access to glucose test strips for people with Type 2 diabetes. This is one of a series of recent examples of an extremely worrisome trend toward … Read more

Scott Malkinson has a Lisp and Diabetes

South Park Diabetes

I have finally been catching up on some South Park episodes from the last few seasons. I enjoy the show, usually, despite its constant crudity and occasional inanity. The recent Black Friday/game system wars episodes were rather entertaining, and, lo … Read more

Left Out of a World Obsessed with Food

Artisan Bread

I stand on the outside, looking in. That’s how I would describe my feeling, as a person with Type 1 diabetes and now celiac disease, in our food-obsessed culture. Outside, looking in. A couple of weeks ago, I went to … Read more

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

As Diabetes Month ends, I don’t know how much we’ve accomplished. I don’t know how many more people with diabetes will take better care of themselves. Or how many people realized they may have undiagnosed diabetes and went to get … Read more

Is It Weird To Be Thankful For Diabetes?

Is It Weird To Be Thankful For Diabetes?

Each year around Thanksgiving, I think about the things that I am thankful for in life. Some obvious answers come to mind: my parents. My brother, my boyfriend, my dog. The fact that I am able to attend an amazing … Read more

How Does Your Diabetes Compare?

How Does Your Diabetes Compare?

MyGlu.com, the online diabetes community for people with Type 1 diabetes, just came out with a cool new tool that allows you to compare your own experience living with diabetes to that of more than 26,000 other people who have … Read more

IDF Releases New Dire Diabetes Stats and Projections

IDF Releases New Dire Diabetes Stats and Projections

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) — the umbrella organization for 200 diabetes associations in more than 160 countries — just released its 2013 Diabetes Atlas. It cites current statistics and the rise of diabetes worldwide. If you’ve been following the trend in diabetes, … Read more

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