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

My Diabetes Journey

My Diabetes Journey

Christmas Eve, 1997, should have been a joyous night for my four year old self. I should have been eating copious amounts of homemade goodies while I awaited the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells. I should have been able to … Read more

Kids, Dietary Compliance, and Type 1 Diabetes: What a Mess

Kids, Dietary Compliance, and Type 1 Diabetes: What a Mess

Over the last few days, I’ve begun to understand how fragile my son’s compliance with our eating guidelines really is. Sacha is six, and was diagnosed at the age of two. Until recently, he’s been young and impressionable enough to … Read more

Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in Charge?

This morning  I was standing in line at the drug store to get my diabetes drugs when I felt that familiar sudden dip in my stomach and throat. Color drained from my face and my fingers started to tremble and … Read more

Alone with My Blood Sugar

Alone with My Blood Sugar

I’m one week away from the Tel Aviv marathon and me and the guys from my running group are starting to get very nervous about our up coming event.  It’s not the distance we’re worried about (we’ve all run marathons … Read more

DRI’s BioHub May Cure Type 1 Diabetes

DRI’s BioHub May Cure Type 1 Diabetes

DRI believes the BioHub is the next breakthrough and perhaps the final breakthrough.   Scientists at the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami may be just five to seven years away from curing Type 1 diabetes. The institute … Read more

Pasta, Pizza and Ice Cream: The Trauma of “Kid Friendly” Dinners with Type 1 Diabetes

Pasta, Pizza and Ice Cream: The Trauma of “Kid Friendly” Dinners with Type 1 Diabetes

We’re new to Minneapolis, and eager to meet people. Naturally, families with kids our own children’s age are the most logical place to start. Outside of work, the parents of our kids’ schoolmates are the only community we are connected … Read more

Diabetes Doubts as Marathon Approaches

Diabetes Doubts as Marathon Approaches

Tapering before a marathon brings with it a lot of doubt. I’ve done it six times before and each time I find myself doubting my ability, and feeling as if maybe I should have done more or maybe I did … Read more

More on Sugar

More on Sugar

For those not yet convinced about the dangers of sugar, look no further than today’s New York Times op-ed page with Mark Bittman’s column “It’s the Sugar, Folks.” Bittman cites a study from the journal PLoS, released yesterday, strongly linking higher sugar consumption with … Read more

How Illness Can Make Us Better

How Illness Can Make Us Better

Living with a chronic illness is, for the most part, seen as a detriment. And without question, after living with Type 1 diabetes for 41 years, I’d give it up if I could. The five daily injections and 10 finger-pricks … Read more

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