Talking to Myself: A Conversation with Jessica Apple

Talking to Myself: A Conversation with Jessica Apple

I confess: I’m doing something I swore I wouldn’t do.  I’m eating carbs and not checking my blood sugar.  But wait, before you judge and before you allow yourself to visualize me totally losing control and participating in a pie … Read more

Amsterdam Marathon Here I Come

Amsterdam Marathon Here I Come

After finishing the Tel Aviv Marathon with a new personal record and feeling great I couldn’t wait to register for another marathon. Although my heart would have liked to run another marathon a week later my body needs a little … Read more

Running with Children

Running with Children

Yesterday I took Tom out running for the first time since last summer. When we headed out I asked him how far he felt like running.  “We can do 1-3 miles,” I said. I had never taken Tom for more … Read more

I’m Going Surfing, I’m Going Surfing

I’m Going Surfing, I’m Going Surfing

Despite having lived in Southern California my whole life, there are a few things holding me back from being a real Californian. For example, I’ve never been to Mexico, and I’ve never been to Los Vegas. But, as of this … Read more

Broken Wrist

Broken Wrist

My mother is a very healthy and active 67-year-old woman, despite the fact that she has rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  She works more than full-time, helps us with the kids, and swims regularly.  She takes a few drugs to help with … Read more

Let My Diabetes Go (I’m a slave to blood)

Let My Diabetes Go (I’m a slave to blood)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like a slave to diabetes.  Say me if you’ve ever drawn a parallel between the Passover Seder ritual of dipping your finger into wine ten times while reciting the ten plagues, and pricking … Read more

What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Now that the marathon is well behind me (although my legs seem to still remember it) it’s time to figure out what to run next. I know I want to run another marathon in October or November, but I haven’t … Read more

The Good Doctor — And The Difference It Makes

The Good Doctor — And The Difference It Makes

I’ve been thinking a lot about doctor-patient interactions and diabetes education recently (related to the project I described in a previous post) — and I recently had an experience that made me realize, yet again, the difference a good doctor … Read more

Sudden Sensor Death Syndrome

Sudden Sensor Death Syndrome

The Medtronic continuous glucose monitor that I wear has sensors that are FDA approved for 3 days at a time. Given, however, the expense and the pain involved with replacing the sensor, I, like many others, try to wear the … Read more

Depression & Diabetes

Depression & Diabetes

Here’s the dirty little secret about type 2 diabetes – it’s bad enough dealing with one chronic disease, but for many of us – including myself – we really deal with two. Depression, which sometimes seems to be a first … Read more

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