Done With Statins (For Now)

Done With Statins (For Now)

“I’d rather die of a heart attack than feel the way I do.”  That is how I announced to Jessica on Tuesday that I had decided to stop taking statins.  I was going to wait another week or two and … Read more

In Chicago for the 73rd ADA Scientific Sessions

In Chicago for the 73rd ADA Scientific Sessions

Chicago! I’m in Chicago for the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions, and this is the biggest city-city I think I have ever visited. Los Angeles, where I grew up, has oodles of people, but they’re so spread out … Read more

What Makes a Product Safe for Diabetics?

Diabetes Testing - Safe for Diabetics

I’ll just say it. I love CVS brand Assorted Fruit glucose tablets. The ones in the blue bottle. So does Gary. He doesn’t have diabetes, but munches on them nevertheless. I was visiting my parents recently and I drove to … Read more

CoQ10 and Diabetes: Just One More Little Pill

CoQ10 and Diabetes - Just One More Little Pill

The first time I heard of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was over a year ago during a run with some people I didn’t really know. One of the guys I was running with told me, after I mentioned I had diabetes, … Read more

Pregnancy and Diabetes, and Why the Internet is a Scary Place

Pregnancy and Diabetes, and Why the Internet is a Scary Place

I’ve been thinking about ‘the pregnancy’ so much lately. It scares me because I am so excited for it and I honestly have no idea if we can even become pregnant to begin with. I keep saying ‘when I am … Read more

Hypoglycemia: Coming to a Theater Near You!

Sometimes, my job can be fun.

It was a dark and stormy night. There were several newly hired employees behind the stand who weren’t prepared for what was about to happen. Star Trek, Epic, Fast and Furious 6, Iron Man, and other popular titles were in … Read more

Common Ground

Common Ground

Last week, Mark and I took Jamie and Bisi to our college reunion. We all had a great time, though it was HOT, and the combination of un-airconditioned dorms, poorly made beds (come on, Amherst College students–don’t you know how … Read more

The Health of My Whole Person

The Health of My Whole Person

Annual physical: check Blood tests: check Mammogram: check Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin D: check The school year is over (I’m a college writing teacher), and I have time to take care of more than my diabetes. June comes around and … Read more

Taking A Break From The Emotional Stress of Diabetes

Taking A Break From The Emotional Stress of Diabetes

It’s been a couple months since I’ve blogged, mostly due to the fact that I was trying to make the deadline for my book about vitamins, which was due in May. During the push, I felt the need to narrow … Read more

Diabetes and Sex: When Hypoglycemia Gets in the Way

Diabetes and Sex: When Hypoglycemia Gets in the Way

A number of people over the years (here, here, here) have talked about the complexity of diabetes and sex– that is, sex with an insulin pump, and how to handle infusion sets and tubing. But that part seems pretty straightforward … Read more

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