My Newfound Devotion to #DSMA

My Newfound Devotion to #DSMA

Most Wednesday nights from 9-10 P.M., you’ll find me glued to my phone as I participate in DSMA. DSMA stands for Diabetes Social Media Advocacy and is one of the primary reasons why I decided to rejoin Twitter. I had … Read more

Saved by a Panda Button or Hypoglycemia at the Zoo

The Panda Button

Drenched, dazed, and donning a button with a panda picture on it—this is an accurate depiction of my appearance after venturing to Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo this past Friday. How did I wind up in such a state of disarray? … Read more

The Invisibility of Type 1 Diabetes

Invisibility of Type 1 Diabetes

Living with Type 1 diabetes is neither a fire walk nor a piece of cake. Pardon the pun. But often it feels like a fire walk. Every day and night watching your blood sugar to keep it in a safe … Read more

The Great Debate: Is it Fair to Punish a Hypoglycemic Child?

The Great Debate: Is it Fair to Punish a Hypoglycemic Child?

Katy Killilea recently wrote a feature article for ASweetLife in which she posed this thought-provoking question. It arose after a hypoglycemic experience with her son in which he wandered away from her when his blood sugar was low. His rebellious … Read more

Making Diabetes Prettier With Pump Peelz

Pump Peelz for OmniPod

When I think about all the supplies associated with diabetes, “glamorous” or “cute” aren’t the first words that come to mind. This all changed, though, when I discovered Pump Peelz. I recently noticed some other members of the Diabetes Online … Read more

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

I want to thank those who create the amazing devices that make my diabetes easier to manage and help me stay healthier. That said, there’s a cost to new technology and devices we never talk about. It’s the one to … Read more

Carb Society

Carb Society

Bisi’s been out of school for almost a month, but I’m still recovering from all the end-of-year parties—the school potlucks, the classroom goodbyes, the treats after performances—that are especially challenging when you’re trying to help someone eat in a consistent, … Read more

My 10 Best Diabetes Triumphant Moments

A1c Meme

10. Finding a new, yummy snack that doesn’t skew blood sugar I love cheese, veggies, and deli meats, but sometimes I get sick of turning to them when I’m looking for a low-carb snack that won’t make me skyrocket. That’s … Read more

Seeing the Good in Mild Diabetes Burnout

Good BG Bad BG

Sometimes, all it takes is one bad reading. It comes at the wrong place or time (often both), and it pisses you off. I’m referring to the mild case of diabetes burnout that I experienced this week. I call it … Read more

Body Image and the OmniPod: What I Didn’t Consider

Body Image and the OmniPod: What I Didn’t Consider

Approximately six months ago, I made the decision to go on the insulin pump. The thought of changing insulin therapy scared the hell out of me, but I was ready to see how pumping might improve my health. My pump … Read more

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