Have Diabetes, Will Travel

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

I’m pleased as punch to be representing ASweetLife this weekend at the Stanford Medicine 2.0 Conference! Besides the fact that Stanford is a beautiful campus and the sun is shining this weekend, the conference draws a fascinating intersection of scientists, … Read more

Diabetes Confusion: It’s Everywhere

Diabetes Confusion: It’s Everywhere

A few week’s ago AOL’s welcome screen picked up an article I wrote about a cartoonist with type 1 diabetes. Two things happened. One, the article got a burst of comments — 116. Two, it confirmed how confused most people are about … Read more

Running with Diabetes Supplies

Running with Diabetes Supplies

Any diabetic can tell you that diabetes comes with a lot of stuff. You have your glucometer kit which you need to take with you every where you go, your insulin, pens, shots or pump, emergency sugar packet and all … Read more

Like a Hungry Baby

Like a Hungry Baby

My diabetes is up all night. Hungry. Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, I awoke at 1:40am, suddenly alert. Blood glucose was 47, so I sucked down an 8 oz. juice box and lay down again. At 5am, alert again, I checked my … Read more

Days Are Getting Shorter, Climbs Are Getting Longer

Days Are Getting Shorter, Climbs Are Getting Longer

Summer has just begun in Seattle.  No, really.  There was a depressing article written about how there had been very few days of summer “so far” in 2011 and that article was written in mid-July.  It is fair, then, to … Read more

A Peculiar Affinity: Measuring the Blood Glucose of Mice

A Peculiar Affinity: Measuring the Blood Glucose of Mice

I have now measured the blood glucose of a mouse. Three mice, in fact. These mice were non-diabetic at the time, but they were a strain of mouse– called Non-Obese Diabetic (NOD)– that spontaneously develops diabetes. NOD mice were developed … Read more

A Perfect One Hundred BG

A Perfect One Hundred BG

A few days ago Jessica called me over to her desk. “Come see this,” she said. “It’s great.”  She showed me the new web site OneHundredBG,  where people with diabetes can send in a photo of their glucometer when they … Read more

The Accidental Bolus

The Accidental Bolus

I celebrated my 42nd birthday yesterday. I don’t usually like birthdays, at least not my own, but this one was low key and quite pleasant. Celebrations started the night before, when Jessica and I went out to dinner for the … Read more

Falling into September

Falling into September

With August on the run, I can’t help but think how every September seems like a new year, even if my going to school days are behind me. To honor this feeling, I’m off to buy a fresh log book … Read more

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