Lunch at Work Leaves Me in a Pickle

My Lunchbox

When it comes to lunchtime, I’m a creature of habit. I pack a similar lunch each day that consists of around 35-40 carbohydrates. I eat my lunch right around noon when I’m at work and a bit later in the … Read more

Shawty Got Low, Low, Low (Blood Sugar)

You can see the three times that Shawty got low.

I don’t often make music references in my blog, but as I sat down to write this, the classic 2007 tune “Low” by Flo-Rida popped into my head. This nearly 10-year old song is one that I probably last heard … Read more

How Health Insurance Companies Punish Patients

How Health Insurance Companies Punish Patients

Who made health insurers God? My friend and I said the same thing the other day, “Insurance companies are running health care. And it’s scary.” Increasingly health insurance companies are deciding what medicine we get regardless of what our doctors … Read more

New CGM On The Way

New CGM On The Way

After the NYC Marathon in November, I decided I really needed a CGM. But, as is often the case with resolutions, I didn’t do anything about it until last week when I decided I was going for it. Maybe the … Read more

Why My Fitbit is One of My Favorite Gadgets

My Fitbit is always on the same wrist as my medical ID.

Besides my meter, CGM, and OmniPod, I’m constantly carrying my Fitbit with me. Why? It’s one of the non-diabetes-specific tools I use to manage my diabetes. If you’re unfamiliar with a Fitbit, it’s really just a high-tech pedometer. It comes … Read more

Running the New York City Marathon With Low Blood Sugar

NYC Marathon - 1

November 1st, 2015, was one of the best days of my life. It hasn’t take me four months to figure this out, it’s just how long it’s taken me to tell you about it. I knew it was a highlight … Read more

My Hyperglycemic Haze

My Hyperglycemic Haze

Most nights, my diabetes and I get along fairly well. I test a few hours after dinner and either eat a small snack or take a corrective bolus, depending on my blood sugar. I usually wind up going to bed … Read more

How Taking Care of my Diabetes Could Have Killed Me: Double-Dosing

The hsband above: double-dosing

I panicked. Just around midnight. Minutes after I took my once nightly injection of my long-acting insulin. Had I taken my once nightly shot, twice? Like others with type 1 diabetes who don’t use an insulin pump, I take what’s … Read more

Dr. Mark Hyman’s Fat Summit Findings

Dr. Mark Hyman's Fat Summit

Those who follow me on Facebook saw me litter my page this week with a bunch of screen shots from Dr. Mark Hyman’s “The Fat Summit.” I’ll say right now, contrary to what you probably think based on the photo … Read more

A Year in the Making: An OmniPod Review

My OmniPod makes me happy. And yes, that's a needle and lancet smiley face.

You know what’s kind of crazy to me? A year ago this month, I started using my OmniPod insulin pump. It marked my abandonment of injections for the first time in 17 years of having diabetes. In the past year, … Read more

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