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

Why Are We Ignoring Diabetes Education?

Why Are We Ignoring Diabetes Education?

Diabetes is a self-managed condition. That means the person with diabetes must take care of it each and every day — and know how to do so. There’s an infinite amount of things they must know including how foods impact … Read more

Diabetes New Year’s Resolutions, Nah!

Indiabeticshead

Cartoons by Haidee Soule Merritt. Used with permission. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be frank, where in my brain would there be room for them? From the second I open my eyes to the moment I close them, … Read more

And the Lucky Winner is…Me?!

The inside of my new case

I’m not very lucky when it comes to winning contests. I’ve never won more than $20 on a scratch ticket. I’ve bought countless raffle tickets for vacations and goodie baskets and fancy jewelry, to no avail. I’ve tried guessing how … Read more

Your Diabetes May Vary (YDMV)

Your Diabetes May Vary (YDMV)

Within the Diabetic Online Community (DOC), there are many abbreviations tossed around. Because why use formal language like “Insulin On Board” or “Continuous Glucose Monitor” when those terms can be boiled down to three or four-letter acronyms? One of these … Read more

Another Reason to Hate Halloween

Another Reason to Hate Halloween

Bisi had her lowest blood sugar yet this past weekend, and the scariest thing about it was that it’s not totally clear to me how it happened. It all unfolded on a walk the day after Halloween, that holiday that … Read more

Three People with Diabetes Go to a Zumba Class…

Three People with Diabetes Go to a Zumba Class…

Geez, the title of this blog post sounds like the start of a ridiculously cheesy joke, doesn’t it? But it’s true—my mom, my aunt, and I go to a Zumba class every Wednesday night to get some exercise in the … Read more

Follow Zoe Run Her 3rd Marathon With Type 1 Diabetes

Follow Zoe Run Her 3rd Marathon With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov. 1 Zoe Heineman is running her third NYC marathon. You can track Zoe during the race by downloading this app. Her bib is #47936. Zoe’s biggest challenge will not be the endurance required, but keeping her blood sugar from … Read more

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