How I Joined the Artificial Pancreas Project

Alecia with Tom Brobson

In June of 2013 I had the opportunity to hear Tom Brobson speak about his participation in the University of Virginia’s Artificial Pancreas Project. I was familiar with the AP project progress over the years and had gone to other … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Child With Type 1 Diabetes (an Amazing eBook)

The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Child With Type 1 Diabetes (an Amazing eBook)

Joe Solowiejczyk is a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, family therapist and magician at putting families on the road to recovery when their child has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With the publication of Solowiejczyk’s dynamic new digital video book, A … Read more

To Stack or not to Stack

To stack or not to stack...that is the question.

That is, indeed, the question. What exactly do I mean by stacking? This is when a person with diabetes takes multiple shots of insulin in a relatively short span of time. Personally, since I’m still on insulin shots, I typically … Read more

The Diabetes Honeymoon Is Officially Over

The Diabetes Honeymoon Is Officially Over

Bisi’s diabetes honeymoon ended a little more than a year ago. But a recent email from a reader seeking advice about how to keep his son honeymooning reminded me of the tenuousness of this time—and of my mix of relief … Read more

Un-fogging the Future

Crystal Ball

I don’t own a crystal ball. I can’t read palms. I don’t have the fortune-telling prowess of Professor Trelawney (or, more accurately, the centaurs) from the Harry Potter series. But I find that I am constantly asked, “What are your … Read more

Diabetes Jokes: A Modern [Family] Approach

Diabetes Jokes: A Modern [Family] Approach

When there’s nothing new on the news, I try to find something funny to watch on TV before my head hits the pillow. The other night, Gary and I caught a rerun of Modern Family. The episode was new to … Read more

Because I Am a Diabetic, I am Not a Fan of Food

Juice

Because I am a diabetic, I am not a fan of food. Truth be told, I hate having to eat. Since I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11 eating food for me has been little more … Read more

A Nearly Perfect Day of Diabetes

A nearly perfect day of diabetes

Personally, I find it easier said than done to have good, consistent blood sugar levels on a weekend – forget it if said weekend involves alcohol consumption or an imbalanced diet. That being said, I think it’s an absolute miracle … Read more

JDRF Walkathon: Three Years of Team Bisi

Team Bisi Collage

For the past three falls since Bisi was diagnosed, we’ve done the JDRF walkathon to raise money to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes. The first year it was a mad scramble to form our team, since Bisi had … Read more

Murphy’s Diabetes Law of Insulin Pumps

Batt Out Limit - Insulin Pump Error

I don’t know what it is about weekends, holidays and vacations, but it seems like my insulin pumps (I’ve gone through quite a few in the short time I’ve been on the pump) always malfunction and need to be replaced … Read more

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