My New Medication: An ACE Inhibitor

My New Medication: An ACE Inhibitor

I just came back from a surprising visit to the diabetes clinic. I’ve been prescribed a new medication – new for me, that is. An ACE Inhibitor. I went to my appointment thinking I was just going to renew my … Read more

Finding Hope in the Diabetes Online Community

Finding Hope in the Diabetes Online Community

As the wife of a man with type 1 diabetes, there have been a lot of firsts for me in the past three years. In February 2010, when I first met Sean, watching him calibrate his pump, prick his finger … Read more

A New Way to Shop

A New Way to Shop

Shopping for delicious food that doesn’t get in the way of good sugar readings is always a challenge for me. In some ways, the more the variety,  the more temptations. For example, it’s easy to be walking around in a … Read more

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

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