Two Weeks of Diabetes in San Diego

Two Weeks of Diabetes in San Diego

Somehow, it’s June already. Almost the end of June, too. Frankly, I’m not ready; time needs to slow down! But, ready or not, I am excited. June! That means summer (in theory; it has yet to arrive here in San … Read more

RIP: Gizmo

RIP: Gizmo

One way I keep my blood sugars in check is by dog walking – or, to put it more precisely, praying that my dog will stop researching any and all incoming data long enough to actually take a walk. Dog … Read more

A Vampire’s Dessert

A Vampire’s Dessert

In a recent daydream I attended a conference on canine diabetes at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  While there I was able to interview veterinary students and ask questions like: Can I use my glucometer to … Read more

Running and Pumping for the First Time

Running and Pumping for the First Time

When I woke up Tuesday morning with my blood sugar at 99 I was pleased and felt that I had made the right decision giving up insulin shots and getting a pump. I got myself ready to go out on … Read more

Hooking up

Hooking up

Monday morning started like most Monday mornings.  I woke up at 4:20 a.m. and was out the door at 5:15 a.m. to meet my running group.  We ran hills and since it was difficult and I was tired, I didn’t … Read more

Never Have I Ever: 10k Race Reflections

Never Have I Ever:  10k Race Reflections

Let’s play a quick game of Never Had I Ever, shall we?   Until today, NEVER HAD I EVER…   1)  Run a 10k. This morning, I ran the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Shore Run.  It’s a race I … Read more

Getting A Pump Tomorrow

Getting A Pump Tomorrow

I spent three days last week on the beach at my son Tom’s sailing competition (it was a holiday in Israel). The weather was good – hot with nice winds, perfect sailing conditions.  Tom did well enough, finishing 11th out … Read more

Lift the Spirits with a Fruit Smoothie

Lift the Spirits with a Fruit Smoothie

My daughter Lydia got in the car and slouched back in the seat. Without asking, “How was your day?”, I could read in her posture that the day had not gone so great. Ah, the tribulations of high school. Within … Read more

Tattoo, You?

Tattoo, You?

As I was formulating a post about my tattoo, and how diabetes figured into my decision to get one several years ago, it occurred to me that the diabetes/tattoo story is bigger than my personal experience. There are other people … Read more

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