Life, Death and the Birth of Marjorie’s Fund

Life, Death and the Birth of Marjorie’s Fund

I met Dr. Jason Baker (pictured on left in Vellore, India) at a fundraiser for his foundation, Marjorie’s Fund. The raised finger you see in the photo means “Proud to be Type 1.” Little did Baker know that 10 years after … Read more

Medical Alert Bracelet, Should I Get One?

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Last week I was in Boston for the first time in over 20 years and as I do everywhere I go, I woke up early and went for a run. It was cold and I dressed in a few layers, … Read more

Addendum on Vitamin D

Addendum on Vitamin D

I think in my post on vitamin D I may have made it sound as if Mark and I are sitting around flagellating ourselves about Bisi’s diagnosis. We’re not.  I do think it’s natural when a child gets sick to … Read more

Diabetes and the Quantified Self

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Today I went to a talk by an academic colleague about the Quantified Self movement — that is, a community of people who use technology to track their health. The speaker was focusing in particular on technologies that tell women when they’re … Read more

A Momentary Truce

A Momentary Truce

As I left the endocrinologist’s office today with an A1c reading of 5.6, I had an odd thought: I am at peace with my diabetes. It’s odd because in many ways and on many fronts, I’ve spent the past twenty … Read more

Diabetes and a Life: Is It Possible to Have Both?

Diabetes and a Life: Is It Possible to Have Both?

We’re currently having work done on our house — we’re renovating our bathrooms — and I’m finding that the vocabulary of home improvement has begun to take over my life. I can’t look at our walls without thinking of the … Read more

Connecting the Dots between Diabetes and Vitamin D

Connecting the Dots between Diabetes and Vitamin D

When we were in the hospital, Bisi received a box of diabetes information from the Lilly pharmaceutical company (the same company that produced the Disney diabetes cookbook and that makes the insulin Bisi takes with her meals). The text on … Read more

Traveling With an Insulin Pump

Traveling With an Insulin Pump

As a person with diabetes, I’ve gotten used to the extra hassle I have to put up with when I travel. Taking all the extra stuff, making sure not to forget anything, announcing my pump when I go through security … Read more

What Drives Blood Sugar Down Quickly in Little Kids?

What Drives Blood Sugar Down Quickly in Little Kids?

Some things send kids’ blood sugars very low, very quickly. Here’s my recent experience; I’d love to hear yours.  Yesterday, my five year old son, Sacha, and I played a game we hadn’t played  in a while –  he calls … Read more

The Global Type 1 Diabetes Family Should Stand Together

The Global Type 1 Diabetes Family Should Stand Together

Wherever I go in the world, I feel a special bond with other people in the Type 1 Diabetes community. The connection is especially strong with other diabetes parents, but I feel it with other members of the community as … Read more

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