Checking in on New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's

Thanks to my half-hearted New Year’s resolutions my diabetes is going better this year than last year. January is the time for making resolutions but, if you’ve got the guts, February is the time to see how they’re holding up. … Read more

Type 1 Diabetes vs Health Insurance


Recently, when doing an end-of-year bill-paying sweep, I realized we had won a fight with our health insurance over paying for Bisi’s diabetes care. The fight had been going on for so long that I had pushed it to the … Read more

My First Week on the OmniPod

This little blue cannula ensures delivery of my insulin.

My first week using the OmniPod insulin pump is officially complete! I still have much to learn about the pump and its functions, but I feel comfortable making a few solid judgments about it so far. The OmniPod consists of … Read more

The Upside of Getting Lost in Managing Diabetes

The Upside of Getting Lost in Managing Diabetes

  This year I’ve noticed something within me compelling me to slow down. It may be age, for my like-aged friends agree. It’s not that we want to stop working or being exuberantly involved in life. Rather, we want to … Read more

Getting Started on my First Insulin Pump, The OmniPod

Omnipod - A box full of new supplies home

Today marks a new beginning for me. After seventeen years of taking insulin shots, I’ve made the move to a higher form of technology: the insulin pump! My pump of choice? The OmniPod, which appealed to me mainly because it … Read more

One New Year’s Resolution (on the run)

One New Year’s Resolution (on the run)

Last year, when I registered for the NYC marathon lottery and received my automatic entry message (after registering three years for three years in a row and not getting in), I was so happy. I was in a good mood … Read more

Mealtime = Math Time

Mealtime = Math Time

“Okay, let’s do the math here. There’s 30 milliliters in 1/8 of a cup, so that means there’s 60 milliliters in 1/4 cup. This little container is filled with 45 milliliters of granola, and according to the nutritional information on … Read more

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

Just a few of the sweets we have at my house

It is officially Christmas Eve, and if I’m being perfectly honest, I have far more than visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. Throw some cookies, cakes, and candies into the picture – oh, and some complex math formulas representing … Read more

Too Low to See the Food Right in Front of My Face


Sleeping is something I don’t usually have trouble with. I fall asleep easily and can sleep late (not that the latter happens all that often). But the other night, I was totally wired. I don’t know if it was because … Read more

When to Grant Independence to a Child With Diabetes?

That whole independence thing 2

  At the end of this past summer, the four of us went to an alumni weekend at the sleepaway camp in the Adirondacks where I spent 8 wonderfully fun and formative summers, first as a camper and then as … Read more

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