Failing the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: (Bad) Diabetes Memories

Failing the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: (Bad) Diabetes Memories

I lived in Jerusalem when I pregnant with my first son, and though my doctor wasn’t concerned about gestational diabetes, she sent me to do the oral glucose tolerance test given to most pregnant women in the second trimester.  “You’re … Read more

Diabetes Memories: The Day I Mixed Up My Insulin Pens

Diabetes Memories: The Day I Mixed Up My Insulin Pens

I’ve had many memorable diabetes days and moments over the past eleven years since diagnosis (although I’m not sure I actually remember diagnosis day very clearly, since I was in shock).  From running my first marathon, and then six more, … Read more

Diabetes Petition: Blue M&M’s for the Treatment of Hypoglycemia

Diabetes Petition: Blue M&M’s for the Treatment of Hypoglycemia

Dear Mars, Inc., Manufacturer of M&M’s, In the 90s, when I came of voting age, I experienced the joy of voting for President Clinton.  I felt as though I were making a difference in the world.  I was proud of … Read more

15 Things I Want My Doctors to Learn

15 Things I Want My Doctors to Learn

When I’m sitting in your exam room don’t talk to another doctor or a nurse about me as if I’m not there. I may not have a medical degree, but that does not mean you know more about my body … Read more

Share and Don’t Share: The Person Behind the Numbers

Share and Don’t Share: The Person Behind the Numbers

I’m truly grateful for the medical care I receive. Every time I go to the diabetes clinic (which is at least 3-4 times a year) I am surprised at the time and effort put into my visit. I never feel … Read more

Dietary Fat and Blood Sugar: Should I Bolus for Fat?

Fat and Blood Sugar- Do I need to bolus for this?

Say it isn’t so… A study of dietary fat and blood sugar suggests I might need to bolus for fat!  According to a Joslin study whose findings appeared in the April issue of Diabetes Care, dietary fat can affect blood … Read more

A Mouse for a Day

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When I was a little kid I loved watching Tom and Jerry, and although I loved cats (I had one of my own), I always rooted for Jerry.  That said, I never wanted to be Jerry. Yesterday, though, I saw … Read more

Good News From My Eye Doctor: No Diabetic Retinopathy

Good News From My Eye Doctor: No Diabetic Retinopathy

Last week after receiving a painful middle of the night poke in the eye from Adam, Jessica decided she needed to see the eye doctor and asked me if I wanted her to make an appointment for me too. I … Read more

Exercise + Diabetes = ?

Exercise + Diabetes = ?

As I write this blog post, I am furiously devouring white chocolate covered pretzels in order to bring myself up after a post-workout low. I was explaining to my roommate, Amanda, my frustrations when it comes to diabetes and exercise … Read more

The Microbiome and Type 1 Diabetes

The Microbiome and Type 1 Diabetes

I have one word for you: microbiome.  There has been a lot written about it lately, including a good article in the October 22, 2012, New Yorker by Michael Specter in which he lays it out better than I could:  “As we pass through … Read more

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