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Anyone else out there sick of the Minimed Quickset infusion set? I know I am: about 75% of the time, I develop weird doughnut-shaped bubbles underneath the adhesive (conveniently concealed by the plastic) that collect insulin and interstitial fluid and … Read more

Approaching the Marathon: Thoughts on Life and Diabetes

Approaching the Marathon: Thoughts on Life and Diabetes

I’m five days away from my 5th marathon. I ran my first marathon 2 years ago, April 24th 2009, here in Tel Aviv. I remember it well.  It was harder than I’d imagined and it took me a little under … Read more

In A Rut

In A Rut

Did you ever get stuck in a food rut? I’m currently in the midst of a rut that  involves Ak-Mak whole wheat sesame crackers (if you’ve never tried them, go buy a box immediately) and crunchy salted peanut butter. With … Read more

Why I Love and Fear My Doctor

Why I Love and Fear My Doctor

I love the endocrinologist who oversees my diabetes care. He is upbeat and funny. I fear the endocrinologist who oversees my diabetes care. He is smart and analytical. He is kind to me. He evaluates me. To be more precise, … Read more

How can we change the way we think about food?

How can we change the way we think about food?

Q: What’s causing this diabetic more stress: cat pee in the house or candy and baked goods in the house? A: Candy and baked goods. The Purim holiday is just behind us.  One big part of Purim is dressing up … Read more

My Japan Is Still Alive Amid the Rubble

My Japan Is Still Alive Amid the Rubble

I lived in Tokyo from 1986 to 1992. I return every few years to visit my friends. In fact my next trip is scheduled for May 8. What is going on in Japan now is personal for me. (My former … Read more

4 Injections and a Run

4 Injections and a Run

I ran 17.5 miles this morning. I set off at 6:00am and met up with some of the runners from my training group about 4miles into the run. All three of them are much faster than I am. (They run … Read more

Amy Tenderich: A Mighty Force Empowering Diabetes Patients

Amy Tenderich: A Mighty Force Empowering Diabetes Patients

Amy Tenderich is a journalist/patient blogger who started DiabetesMine.com after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes in 2003. She advocates on many fronts for people with diabetes, daily empowers e-patients and her site is one of the top health blogs … Read more

Making Peace with My Inner Warriors

Making Peace with My Inner Warriors

We are so cool. No, really– in the video below, a neutrophil, one of the cells of the innate immune system, chases down and engulfs foreign bacteria detected in the bloodstream. This is going on inside of us all the … Read more

In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency

One problem with working mainly from home is that during catastrophes — such as the recent earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdowns in Japan — it’s hard to step away from NPR or CNN long enough to actually work. … Read more

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