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

Running Strong With Diabetes: Happy Birthday, Mike!

Running Strong With Diabetes: Happy Birthday, Mike!

It was just about ten years ago that my husband Mike’s diabetes symptoms first appeared.  We were in Atlanta for his cousin’s wedding and he started to feel bad.  He had some kind of “flu.”  That’s what we thought.  He … Read more

Diapep277 and Me

Diapep277 and Me

When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was asked to participate in a clinical study for a diabetes “vaccine” called Diapep277.  I didn’t know anything about it (nor did I know anything about diabetes).  At the time, … Read more

Toe Story

Toe Story

Eli, my 18 year old son, sat at the kitchen table and paged through the local newspaper as he ate his breakfast. “Mom, what are diabetic shoes?” I looked over his shoulder at the classifieds and saw small ads, like … Read more

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