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

A Marathon with Diabetes: Trying to Control the Unknown

A Marathon with Diabetes: Trying to Control the Unknown

The past few months have been hectic, and Adam has had a number of infections, which means he’s spent a lot time out of nursery school.  So while I do enjoy spending my days snuggling with Adam and watching Penguins … Read more

Exercise Resistant Diabetes

Exercise Resistant Diabetes

This morning I ran 6.5 miles at a 7:20-7:30 pace, 15 seconds quicker than my target marathon pace. I ran a 4-mile warm up, checked my blood sugar – it was 130 – took a gel and started my run. … Read more

The Trouble with Sugar

The Trouble with Sugar

A few mornings ago, at Jamie’s third grade breakfast share, about half of the items had chocolate, or some other ingredient that in another context could be classified as dessert. Chocolate chip waffles, chocolate chip shortbread, mini chocolate chip raspberry … Read more

The Wind and the Blood Sugar

The Wind and the Blood Sugar

I had set out to break my half marathon personal record yesterday, but things didn’t go as planned.   My (running) week started off well with an early Monday morning interval workout. I ran well enough, taking into account that I … Read more

Small Diabetes Organization AYUDA Teaches Self-Care and Social Change

Small Diabetes Organization AYUDA Teaches Self-Care and Social Change

Sam is a 21-year-old student at Harvard who has already spent four years in and out of Latin America helping local diabetes agencies and youth with diabetes. A week after Sam’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes at 17, he became … Read more

Legs Over Pancreas

TLV Marathon Logo -2013

I’m six weeks away from my next marathon, the Tel Aviv Marathon, and I have only two long runs left to run, with a half marathon in between, before I start to taper.  I’ve been training hard, running 55-60 miles … Read more

‘The Doctors’ Links Food to Brain Health

‘The Doctors’ Links Food to Brain Health

Ok, they got me with the promo. “This is your brain. This is your brain after making poor food choices. Next on The Doctors.” The image was a brain shrinking. So I had to watch. I learned some interesting findings about … Read more

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