By The Sweat of My Fingertips

By The Sweat of My Fingertips

Between refrigeration and Frios, it’s easy enough to keep insulin cool on hot summer days.  Keeping ourselves cool, however, is not as easy.  It’s so hot in Tel Aviv that we’re sweating even with the air conditioning on.  Yesterday, after … Read more

Running on Empty

Running on Empty

This weekend I ran my first 10k race with my insulin pump. It was more of a fun-run than a race.  It took place in the Jerusalem hills, on the historical Burma Road.  The weather was much cooler and less … Read more

The Murk Between Safety and Risk

The Murk Between Safety and Risk

I fell on the ice, hard. My left elbow and wrist hurt the most, but still the impact vibrated through my whole skeleton. I sat there for a minute, and the coldness soothed me and staved off the instant nausea … Read more

So Long, Symlin

So Long, Symlin

Ah, Symlin. You were fun. An interesting game of self-experimentation. You kept my post-meal blood sugars so slow, so graded. But our shared days and nights are over. You changed, and I found myself wistfully wanting the drug I chose … Read more

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

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