Sleepwalking With Diabetes

Sleepwalking With Diabetes

So Monday morning I woke up, my nightgown marked with peanut butter. The thing is, I’m not a sloppy eater, and I didn’t have any peanut butter the night before. At least, I didn’t think I did. But that was … Read more

What Happens When Doctors Go Too Slow

What Happens When Doctors Go Too Slow

I just returned from the American Association of Diabetes Educator’s national conference. About 2,500 educators attended out of approximately 17,000 in the country. (The 17,000 educators for now more than 26 million people with diabetes is another story!) I attended as a presenter (“Dancing Together: The … Read more

High Blood Sugar After Meals And What To Do About It

High Blood Sugar After Meals And What To Do About It

I will admit to having a bit of a diabetes crush on Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, Type 1, and founder of Integrated Diabetes Services, LLC. And you know what? I’m not the only one.  I recently saw Gary give a talk … Read more

Cronuts, the New Carb on the Block

Cronuts - Dunkin' Donuts's Photos

I’m a little late in learning about the cronut craze, but now that I know about cronuts, I hate diabetes a little more than usual.  If you haven’t been following, in May the Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC created a pastry … Read more

AADE 2013

AADE 2013

I just got home from the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ 2013 conference (AADE 2013) in my current hometown of Philly, and I am exhausted. But fatigue shall not stand in the way of a report! Here, in no particular … Read more

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

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