Without Stopping

Without Stopping

For the last week I’ve been preparing for my first race of the season, The Yarkon Park Half Marathon. The race, which will be held this Friday, will be the first real race I try to run with my insulin … Read more

What It Means to Climb in Diabetes Cahoots

What It Means to Climb in Diabetes Cahoots

I had a special guest when I went climbing last weekend:  friend and fellow ASweetLife contributor, Karmel Allison.  Karmel has family in the area, so she suggested that we get together during one of her trips up north.  We met … Read more

Love Your Liver

Love Your Liver

It’s been over 40 years now but I can still remember the plaintive cry of my father,” How can this be?!!?  I ate nothing today. NOTHING!!!” He was talking about his blood sugar, of course. His diagnosis with type 2 … Read more

As If Traveling With Diabetes Wasn’t Hard Enough

As If Traveling With Diabetes Wasn’t Hard Enough

Traveling is always a pain when you have diabetes. Making sure you have everything you need can take up an extra bag – insulin, test strips, glucometer, extra needles etc. Like most people with diabetes, I take all my supplies … Read more

Personifying the Pump

Personifying the Pump

There were ten in the bed… Okay, it’s not quite ten in the bed, but it’s not far from that.  On a typical night Mike and I share our bed with Adam, the giant baby who still wants to nurse, … Read more

Not Trying to Get my A1c Down

Not Trying to Get my A1c Down

My HbA1c has been around 7% (6.8%-7.2%) for the last few years. Last year I tried terribly hard to get it down. I cut out almost all carbs, checked my blood sugar obsessively, and did everything I could think of … Read more

No Longer Waiting

No Longer Waiting

GS drove the thirty-minute drive to my doctor’s appointment so that I could sidestep stressing about the freeway traffic.  Yet as I sat in the passenger seat, I could feel my anxiety build thinking about the impending appointment.  My neck … Read more

The Insulin Truck (or so I thought)

The Insulin Truck (or so I thought)

I imagine all people with chronic illness have a complex relationship with the medications they need to survive. From the time of my diagnosis with type 1 diabetes I’ve felt grateful that I live in a place and a time … Read more

Dexcom 7: We’re done, we’ve split, don’t call me – at least not ’til you’re older

Dexcom 7: We’re done, we’ve split, don’t call me – at least not ’til you’re older

My Dexcom 7 CGM and I have had nine days and nights together and we’ve parted ways. And, as if it knew I was not happy with it, it gave me one last kick in the teeth coughing up its … Read more

Peddling and Protesting: A Summer of Change

Peddling and Protesting: A Summer of Change

My eight-year-old son, Guy, just learned to ride a bike.  It’s been a long time coming.  Two years ago he fell hard while trying to learn to ride.  Nothing serious happened to him, just some scrapes, but since then he … Read more

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