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

Disconnected

Disconnected

I rode my bike 4.5 miles this morning in order to meet my running group.  At 5:30 am we started our two mile warm up run in the park along the Yarkon River.  We ran at a very tired pace, … Read more

Once Again Tonight: Answering Every Diabetic’s Favorite Question

Once Again Tonight:  Answering Every Diabetic’s Favorite Question

  It happened again tonight.  I’ve only had diabetes for about 16 months now and I’ve probably been asked upwards of 50 times.  And now, tonight, you can make that 51.  I was at dinner, after church, and I pulled … Read more

Dexcom’s Irritating <55 Alarm

Dexcom’s Irritating <55 Alarm

It pains me to vent about the amazing Dexcom, but I have a frustration. It’s the must-always-be-turned-on <55 alarm that Dexcom has built in. For starters, I love Dexcom. I hate life without Dexcom. When I’ve run out of sensors, … Read more

Trapped Between Anxiety and A Toilet Seat

Trapped Between Anxiety and A Toilet Seat

As a child I had a recurring nightmare.  I dreamed that my bedroom was on fire and when I went to escape through the window I saw crocodiles waiting for me on the ground below.   Today that childhood fear of … Read more

If I Could Give Up Food

If I Could Give Up Food

I used to love to eat. I still do, but the consequence of eating often outweighs the pleasure I get from food.  Sometimes I wish that eating was like smoking, a habit one could give up. Yesterday I ate leftovers … Read more

Running and Pumping – Lowering the Basal Rate on My Insulin Pump

Running and Pumping – Lowering the Basal Rate on My Insulin Pump

After finding myself low on my first two runs with an insulin pump, I decided to try reducing the basal rate on my pump during my next run. One of the reasons I’d originally decided to try the insulin pump … Read more

If You Think Your Kale Is Ice Cream You Should Taste It

If You Think Your Kale Is Ice Cream You Should Taste It

Why is it that some days I barely think about diabetes at all, and others, it seems like the straw that threatens to break my back? I’m having a bit of the latter: I’m feeling down to begin with, and … Read more

The Weakness in Me

The Weakness in Me

It’s called hypoglycemic awareness, the body’s ability to produce and recognize the symptoms of low blood sugar. The longer you have Type 1 diabetes, the fewer symptoms and the less awareness you have. After almost 20 years on insulin, my … Read more

Accepting

Accepting

I went back to the diabetes clinic for my first follow up since going on the pump. I met with the diabetes nurse and nutritionist. They were both very nice and asked me how I was doing, and if I … Read more

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