‘The Doctors’ Links Food to Brain Health

‘The Doctors’ Links Food to Brain Health

Ok, they got me with the promo. “This is your brain. This is your brain after making poor food choices. Next on The Doctors.” The image was a brain shrinking. So I had to watch. I learned some interesting findings about … Read more

The Truth About Needles

The Truth About Needles

I’m thinking about needles. About how, if you asked me twenty-seven years ago to stick a needle into my finger, two, three or four times a day, I would have found you mad. How the first time the doctor showed … Read more

Doing It for Real: A Skater with Type 1 Diabetes Takes Her First Test

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I took my figure skating test two days ago, on Sunday, as planned. For me, it was a rite of passage as a skater and a crystallizing learning experience. The outcome was mixed: not a quantifiable triumph, but a personal … Read more

The Sibling’s Side of the Story

The Sibling’s Side of the Story

I haven’t talked all that much about Jamie, our 8-year-old son, in these posts, but not because Bisi’s diagnosis doesn’t affect him. He has had to deal with the fear of Bisi and me suddenly disappearing to go to the … Read more

New Stuff

New Stuff

One of the great pleasures of my diabetes life is playing with new gadgets and getting to try out novel and more effective medications. I know that might not excite everyone, but since today is a double hitter — a … Read more

The CGM makes life easier, but it’s no cure

The CGM makes life easier, but it’s no cure

Two weeks into Sacha’s use of the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, and the excitement is over. Yes, the CGM is great. No, it didn’t make his type 1 diabetes go away. I suppose it’s like every new toy that you … Read more

Cortisol and Diabetes

Cortisol and Diabetes

So, as I previously mentioned, I have been doing a bunch of tests to try to figure out why my cortisol levels have been high. Cortisol is a hormone that most of us hear about primarily in reference to stress — … Read more

Sugar Fingers

Sugar Fingers

Last night I went to bed at around 10 p.m. I was tired and needed to get to sleep early since I had a 20 mile run ahead of me in the morning, which I planned to wake up for … Read more

48 Questions

48 Questions

I’ve decided to join in (belatedly) on the getting to know each other meme that Cherise Shockley initiated (@DiabetesSocMed #DSMA).  So here it goes…  1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My grandfather, Jacob  2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU … Read more

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