CGM Hiatus

CGM Hiatus

After using a CGM for two straight years, I wondered what it would be like to take an extended break from one. I never really committed to the idea, until I had no choice.  I’ve been CGM-free for almost two … Read more

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Yesterday was the end of an era. My blood testing machine and I broke up. Neither of us wanted to end it. My machine had been steadfastly and happily testing my glucose levels for almost five years. I know for … Read more

Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

I just returned from Findlay, Ohio where I addressed 25 people with Type 2 diabetes. Most of them use insulin and most rely on Medicaid for their insurance. Yet Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of enough test strips for them … Read more

Would You Like Some Glucose Tablets with Your Popcorn and Soda?

Water Room

I know I’ve talked about going low at my job at the movie theater before, but a couple nights ago I had a reminder of just how terribly inconvenient it can be. My task for the evening was to go … Read more

May-hem

CDN Retreat

I’ve been slacking off on my blogging lately, but it’s all due to how busy the month of May has been for me. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on in my life: May 1-2: Final Exams May … Read more

Metformin and Type 1 Diabetes – An Experiment

Metformin and Type 1 Diabetes – An Experiment

Metformin is not usually prescribed for Type 1 diabetes, but over the past couple years, inspired in part by Mike’s experience on it (see here, here, here and here), I’ve become interested in trying it. Not only has it been … Read more

The Ups and Downs of Starting a Child on a CGM

Dexcom CGM

Just as Bisi was the one to nudge us into getting her on an insulin pump, she has now pushed us to get her a Constant Glucose Monitor (CGM)—the Dexcom Platinum. I’m not quite sure why she was so insistent … Read more

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

Until this topic came up, I never really thought about the little things I do to manage my diabetes a little better. I, like everyone I suppose, have my own shortcuts and tricks to make life with diabetes easier. The … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have tried my best to find tips and tricks that make my management of it easier. It’s taken quite a bit of effort over the years, but I’ve come up with a … Read more

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

One of my favorite jokes is, “Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” It reminds me of having diabetes. It’s like after telling someone you have diabetes and hearing them say, “Huh. But, aside from that, how’s your … Read more

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