What to Eat When Traveling with Diabetes to Run a Marathon

What to Eat When Traveling with Diabetes to Run a Marathon

Traveling with diabetes is always a challenge, but traveling to run a marathon with diabetes is really challenging. In a way I feel like running the marathon itself is the easy part.  Getting there with my blood sugar in range, … Read more

Treating Low Blood Sugar: Do it With a Measuring Cup

Treating Low Blood Sugar: Do it With a Measuring Cup

This past Thursday was a stressful day for me. As a college student, waking up any time before 10 A.M. is particularly unpleasant. So when my mother informed me that I had an appointment scheduled with my endocrinologist at 7:45 … Read more

Diabetes Apps and Computer Programs Don’t Help, Really?

Diabetes Apps - Apple Store

This morning I read an article in Reuters about how a new report being published has found that “Computer and mobile phone programs that provide tailored advice and support to people with diabetes may not do much to improve their … Read more

Tagged – Getting my First Medical ID

Medical ID - Type 1 Diabetes Dog Tag

I was excited yesterday when I checked the mailbox and saw a small package waiting for me.  Since I don’t get much real mail anymore, it’s a treat to see something other than advertisements in the mailbox.  Before I looked … Read more

The Loneliness of Type 1 Diabetes

The Loneliness of Type 1 Diabetes

Yesterday, Mark, Jamie, and I each got separate letters from the Joslin Diabetes Center saying that the results of our screening tests for type 1 diabetes were negative. This does not mean that we are totally in the clear, but … Read more

The Highs and Lows of the Continuous Glucose Monitor

The Highs and Lows of the Continuous Glucose Monitor

In June 2012, I was lucky enough to receive a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor from my healthcare provider. It took a while for me to get acquainted with it, but now that I have almost a half-years’ worth of experience, … Read more

They cured diabetes in dogs?

They cured diabetes in dogs?

Last month, the news started circling: they cured diabetes in dogs! Mice we hear about often– but dogs is new and exciting. So what’s the story there? The publication in question is “Treatment of Diabetes and Long-term Survival Following Insulin … Read more

Their Carb Intake is None of my Business

Their Carb Intake is None of my Business

We celebrated my son Guy’s 10th birthday today with his entire class.  Because we can’t hold a party for 25 kids in our apartment, we held the event at a local museum.  A guide gave the kids a tour of … Read more

Stop Eating So Many Carbs — Carbs Make You Fat

Stop Eating So Many Carbs — Carbs Make You Fat

There’s been a weighty debate in this country for at least a decade: What makes us fat, carbohydrates or fat? After years of following alternative weight loss thinkers for my personal knowledge and recently to help people normalize their weight … Read more

Hotter than July at the Tel Aviv (Half) Marathon

Tel Aviv Half Marathon - Last Mile

Extreme heat and marathons are not a good combo.  So it was no surprise that the 2013 Tel Aviv marathon did not take place as scheduled on Friday.  As soon as the 96 degree marathon day weather forecast arrived last … Read more

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