The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

I used to tell people that I ate a low carbohydrate diet. I actually believed this up until I had a recent realization. My diet is actually high in carbs — oatmeal, beans and lots of non-starchy vegetables. All these … Read more

The Diabetes Cycle

The Diabetes Cycle

I had a weird realization while commenting on Emily’s recent post.  I mentioned that I had been diabetic for 12 years.  I hadn’t done the math recently.  Diagnosed in Feb 1999 and it’s now July 2011.  Whoa. I had always … Read more

Running Low

Running Low

On my last few runs I have set the basal rate on my pump  at 45% (down from 50%). Although I haven’t had any real lows lately, I have felt that this is not low enough and that I am … Read more

A Summer Rant

A Summer Rant

With summer and extra exercise on the schedule, I’ve been pretty oblivious of my type 2 diabetes. And, as we all know from our classics, a little hubris is a dangerous thing. Once I had decided I didn’t really have … Read more

Shhh, Beta Cells Are Sleeping

Shhh, Beta Cells Are Sleeping

I woke up thinking about first phase insulin response and oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT).  Does that ever happen to you? This is on my mind because I went in for a blood test last week and the result of … Read more

Disconnected

Disconnected

I rode my bike 4.5 miles this morning in order to meet my running group.  At 5:30 am we started our two mile warm up run in the park along the Yarkon River.  We ran at a very tired pace, … Read more

Once Again Tonight: Answering Every Diabetic’s Favorite Question

Once Again Tonight:  Answering Every Diabetic’s Favorite Question

  It happened again tonight.  I’ve only had diabetes for about 16 months now and I’ve probably been asked upwards of 50 times.  And now, tonight, you can make that 51.  I was at dinner, after church, and I pulled … Read more

Dexcom’s Irritating <55 Alarm

Dexcom’s Irritating <55 Alarm

It pains me to vent about the amazing Dexcom, but I have a frustration. It’s the must-always-be-turned-on <55 alarm that Dexcom has built in. For starters, I love Dexcom. I hate life without Dexcom. When I’ve run out of sensors, … Read more

Trapped Between Anxiety and A Toilet Seat

Trapped Between Anxiety and A Toilet Seat

As a child I had a recurring nightmare.  I dreamed that my bedroom was on fire and when I went to escape through the window I saw crocodiles waiting for me on the ground below.   Today that childhood fear of … Read more

If I Could Give Up Food

If I Could Give Up Food

I used to love to eat. I still do, but the consequence of eating often outweighs the pleasure I get from food.  Sometimes I wish that eating was like smoking, a habit one could give up. Yesterday I ate leftovers … Read more

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