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

A Carb or Starve Situation

A Carb or Starve Situation

If you only have a few minutes to read something about diabetes today, I suggest you skip over my blog and go directly to this article, Is Sugar Toxic? If you have more than a few minutes, please enjoy reading … Read more

Not So Good Results

Not So Good Results

After returning home from a short trip to New York last month, I got a cold or virus of some sort and my heart rate went completely out of control. On one of my runs my HR monitor indicated I … Read more

Close Encounters of the Diabetic Kind

Close Encounters of the Diabetic Kind

Seen while walking across campus. Evidence of extra-Karmel-ial diabetic life? Or have I been here before?

Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down

Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down

I did it!  I did it! I did it!  Yesterday I ran the Tel Aviv marathon faster than I ever thought I could.  The night before the marathon, however, I was certain I was going to have the worst run … Read more

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