Life with diabetes — a never-ending game

Life with diabetes — a never-ending game

I’ve been back on a continuous glucose monitoring system — the DexCom Seven Plus — for almost two weeks, and for the most part, it’s been great. Sure, I have my frustrations and complaints about the system, but I can’t deny … Read more

Weight of an Insulin Pump

Weight of an Insulin Pump

My Medtronic 522 insulin pump weighs 100 grams, which is equivalent to 20 nickels. That’s not much, just a pocket full of change, but lately its weight has been, well, weighing on me. Some women, I’ve read, wear their insulin … Read more

Running Towards a Rainbow

Running Towards a Rainbow

I ran 22.5 miles on Friday morning. I haven’t felt very well for the last few days and my blood sugar levels have been a little out of whack (actually, a lot out of whack).  My side has been hurting … Read more

Can you say beignet?

Can you say beignet?

I’m writing this from New Orleans, where my husband and I have been conferencing and eating nonstop for the past three days. While I’m always up for a trip, the challenges of keeping my sugar even and energy high while … Read more

Does My Cat Have Diabetes? (And memories of cat pee)

Does My Cat Have Diabetes? (And memories of cat pee)

There are those nagging questions: Why is my blood sugar always high at 5:00 in the morning and 5:00 in the afternoon?  When I put a pair of socks into the washing machine/dryer, why does only one come out?  Where … Read more

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Sounds of a Diabetic Runner

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Sounds of a Diabetic Runner

I woke up 247 this morning. My blood sugar has been a bit out of control since I got back from New York last Friday. While I was there my numbers were great thanks to my no-carbs-while-traveling policy, which means … Read more

Drinking the Fish Oil Kool-Aid

Drinking the Fish Oil Kool-Aid

Let’s face it: fish oil is hip. Trendy. I see commercials on TV, every market has its own brand, and I hear the personal trainers at the gym recommending it to everyone they see. But, despite that little part of … Read more

Stewards of our children’s health

Stewards of our children’s health

“You’re the one who’s into healthy foods. Can I ask you a question?” This is how another mother got my attention at a recent meeting of our local scout troop. In the few seconds before responding to her, I wondered … Read more

If I Have to Die, I Would Like to Die Running

If I Have to Die, I Would Like to Die Running

Central Park is one of my favorite places to run and it was a beautiful but cold day… Read more

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