Answering The Glu Question of the Day – Oct. 9th – Oct. 15th

Answering The Glu Question of the Day – Oct. 9th – Oct. 15th

Last week I decided to start answering the Glu question of the day publically on my blog. I thought it would be fun and would maybe encourage others to get involved with Glu.   So here I go: Oct. 9th: Would … Read more

Not Liking the Pink Ribbon

Not Liking the Pink Ribbon

I don’t like the pink ribbon. It’s not because it’s pink. It’s not because football players look idiotic wearing pink shoes during games. And it’s not because the organization that first introduced the pink ribbon, and that benefits financially from … Read more

Pills, pills, pills: Can a diabetic take too many vitamins?

Pills, pills, pills: Can a diabetic take too many vitamins?

Growing up with type 1 diabetes, one of the sticking points (pun intended!) was always that it couldn’t be managed with oral medication. Nope– “Shots, shots, shots!”  it was, and not in a fun, drinky way. And then in 2005, … Read more

Tight Blood Glucose Control in a Child with Diabetes: Is it Necessary?

Tight Blood Glucose Control in a Child with Diabetes: Is it Necessary?

My son Sacha was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was two years old, and over the last three and a half years, we’ve tried hard to control his sugars as closely as we can. We began in Canada … Read more

A little Italian magic…

A little Italian magic…

Last week, I spent a magical week with Natalie Goldberg, author of (among other books) Writing Down the Bones, at Villa Lina in Italy, an 84 acre estate filled with fig trees, olive groves, vineyards, and hazelnut trees. Each morning, … Read more

Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM: Conference Call for the DOC

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Like many of you, I woke up Monday morning to the news that the FDA had approved Dexcom’s newest generation continuous glucose monitoring system, the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM system. For me, it was a moment of mixed emotion: jubilation at … Read more

Wordless Wednesday (Sort of)

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The art work of Guy, age 9.      

Swimming with the Manatees, and Diabetes

manatee, aka the sea cow

My two daughters, who are 16 and 12 years old, had the same teacher when they were each in kindergarten. A feature of the teacher’s curriculum was an in-depth study of manatees from every educational angle: social studies, arts and … Read more

Glu Question of the Day

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For the past few months, ever since Glu started sending their Glu Question of the Day, Jess and I have our morning Glu moment where which ever one of us checks their e-mail first, and gets to the GlU question, … Read more

Corporate Cash and Curing Diabetes: People vs Profits

Graphic for Corporate Cash and Curing Diabetes

There are two generally prevailing ideas about the thorny relationship between pharmaceutical companies and diabetes research. # 1: Pharmaceutical companies don’t want to cure diabetes because a cure would cost them billions in yearly revenue. # 2: Pharmaceutical companies are … Read more

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