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

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

A few days ago, after months of high blood sugar and a blood test to confirm it, I decided to increase my basal insulin levels to try and bring it down. I didn’t change my basal insulin settings; I just … Read more

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), JADA, and the Cookie Trap

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), JADA, and the Cookie Trap

I lurked during the recent conversations surrounding the petition to change the name of type 1 diabetes, but I refrained from commenting for several reasons:  1. Lee Ann Thill said most of what I was thinking, and she said it well. … Read more

The Highs and Lows of the Mountain to Valley Relay Race (M2V)

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I was a total mess when I got home from the Mountain to Valley 215 kilometer,  (133.5 miles) off road, relay race (M2V) on Friday morning.  After 28 hours of driving, running eating on the go and sleeping very little, … Read more

Are Kids with Type 1 Diabetes “Special Needs” Children?

Are Kids with Type 1 Diabetes “Special Needs” Children?

A few days ago, I found myself telling a colleague that I couldn’t attend a conference, as I try not to travel much any more. “I have two young children,” I explained in an email, “and of them is a … Read more

College Diabetes Network at UMass Amherst, President

College Diabetes Network at UMass Amherst, President

Last week, I conducted the penultimate meeting of the semester of the UMass Amherst College Diabetes Network chapter (CDN). The meetings for the past couple years have been pretty small, and this week, it was no exception. Four people showed … Read more

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