Diabetes Is Making Me Fat

Diabetes Is Making Me Fat

It’s popular knowledge now in America that the obesity epidemic has given rise to an epidemic of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. In other words, (with the right genetic predisposition) being fat can make you a diabetic. What is … Read more

What if Cow’s Milk Triggers Type 1 Diabetes?: Another Reason to Breastfeed

Breastfeeding and Diabetes: My Two Pumps

I find it remarkable that my body can’t make insulin, but it has no problem manufacturing something edible: milk. I have become a milk machine to my little Maya. Providing her with nourishment is one of the most rewarding things … Read more

Goodbye Statin, Hello Run

Goodbye Statin, Hello Run

I am happy to finally have some good news – My muscles no longer hurt when I run. I’m a bit out of shape after a few weeks of very little exercise, but there is no doubt the pain, soreness … Read more

3 Tips for Going to the Beach with Diabetes

Kort and Me Beach

I couldn’t help but agree instantly when my dear friend, Kortney, texted me on my day off from work to see if I wanted to go to the beach with her. It seemed like the perfect way to spend a … Read more

How to Tell if That Soda is Really Diet

It's not me-- it's my cola!

In my last post, I talked about an occurrence common for diabetics: I was served a soda, and I couldn’t tell if it was really diet, as the bartender claimed. On that night, I asked a friend to taste-test for … Read more

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

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