Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

I just returned from Findlay, Ohio where I addressed 25 people with Type 2 diabetes. Most of them use insulin and most rely on Medicaid for their insurance. Yet Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of enough test strips for them … Read more

Would You Like Some Glucose Tablets with Your Popcorn and Soda?

Water Room

I know I’ve talked about going low at my job at the movie theater before, but a couple nights ago I had a reminder of just how terribly inconvenient it can be. My task for the evening was to go … Read more

May-hem

CDN Retreat

I’ve been slacking off on my blogging lately, but it’s all due to how busy the month of May has been for me. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on in my life: May 1-2: Final Exams May … Read more

Metformin and Type 1 Diabetes – An Experiment

Metformin and Type 1 Diabetes – An Experiment

Metformin is not usually prescribed for Type 1 diabetes, but over the past couple years, inspired in part by Mike’s experience on it (see here, here, here and here), I’ve become interested in trying it. Not only has it been … Read more

The Ups and Downs of Starting a Child on a CGM

Dexcom CGM

Just as Bisi was the one to nudge us into getting her on an insulin pump, she has now pushed us to get her a Constant Glucose Monitor (CGM)—the Dexcom Platinum. I’m not quite sure why she was so insistent … Read more

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

Until this topic came up, I never really thought about the little things I do to manage my diabetes a little better. I, like everyone I suppose, have my own shortcuts and tricks to make life with diabetes easier. The … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have tried my best to find tips and tricks that make my management of it easier. It’s taken quite a bit of effort over the years, but I’ve come up with a … Read more

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

One of my favorite jokes is, “Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” It reminds me of having diabetes. It’s like after telling someone you have diabetes and hearing them say, “Huh. But, aside from that, how’s your … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Today’s topic deals with what helps us get through difficult diabetes days. We all go through our slumps, but what lifts us out of them? I recover my positivity and focus when I adapt my mother’s attitude. Recently, she told … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: What I Tell Myself

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: What I Tell Myself

The question, for day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week: Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back … Read more

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