My Big Improvements with OmniPod

My Big Improvements with OmniPod

A little more than a month ago, I started using an OmniPod insulin pump. Overall, the transition process (which is still ongoing as I make minor adjustments to my regimen) has been much different than I expected it to be. … Read more

A Pebble in My Shoe

A Pebble in My Shoe - Boots

You know The Princess and the Pea? I am not her. For the better part of yesterday, I walked around with a staple in my boot. It all began at school. I was taking down artwork from one of my … Read more

Diabetes’ Unspoken Threat, Hypoglycemia

Diabetes' Unspoken Threat, Hypoglycemia

The morning I began this post about the recent American Association of Diabetes Educators’ (AADE) survey that reveals many people with diabetes do not know what hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is — I nearly gave it to myself. Hypoglycemia is defined as … Read more

Diabetes Paranoia, Am I Too Dependent on my CGM?

77 and dropping, oh joy

Lunchtime is probably regarded as the most coveted part of my day at work. Whenever 12 o’clock rolls around, I excitedly jump out of my chair and head over to the office refrigerator to snag my lunch bag, filled with … Read more

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

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