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

Dear Taylor Swift …

Dear Taylor Swift

Each year since her diagnosis, Bisi has done the JDRF walk-a-thon to raise money to fight diabetes. Last year, we tried (unsuccessfully) to get basketball stay Ray Allen to give to Bisi’s walk team. (Allen has a son with type … Read more

OmniPod Failure and Frustration

Omnipod - When it works, it's great. But when it doesn't...

The pod was applied and my PDM’s “start” button was pressed. My body tensed in anticipation of the cannula inserting itself into my skin. It doesn’t cause excruciating pain, but the sensation isn’t exactly pleasant. I waited, listening to the … Read more

My favorite hotel food, a pancake

My favorite hotel food, a pancake

I’ve just read over a number of my recent blog posts and realize how heavy they’ve become on food. Without realizing, healthy eating and how to achieve that, have become consuming passions. Now you ask, “So how can pancakes be … Read more

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association announce new staging for Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association announce new staging for Type 1 Diabetes

The news was announced today about a new classification approach for the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Three distinct stages will mark the development of the disease – from its earliest pre symptomatic stages to full blown onset. The aim of staging is to help preserve … Read more

My Newfound Devotion to #DSMA

My Newfound Devotion to #DSMA

Most Wednesday nights from 9-10 P.M., you’ll find me glued to my phone as I participate in DSMA. DSMA stands for Diabetes Social Media Advocacy and is one of the primary reasons why I decided to rejoin Twitter. I had … Read more

Saved by a Panda Button or Hypoglycemia at the Zoo

The Panda Button

Drenched, dazed, and donning a button with a panda picture on it—this is an accurate depiction of my appearance after venturing to Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo this past Friday. How did I wind up in such a state of disarray? … Read more

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