Running Strong With Diabetes: Happy Birthday, Mike!

Running Strong With Diabetes: Happy Birthday, Mike!

It was just about ten years ago that my husband Mike’s diabetes symptoms first appeared.  We were in Atlanta for his cousin’s wedding and he started to feel bad.  He had some kind of “flu.”  That’s what we thought.  He … Read more

Diapep277 and Me

Diapep277 and Me

When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was asked to participate in a clinical study for a diabetes “vaccine” called Diapep277.  I didn’t know anything about it (nor did I know anything about diabetes).  At the time, … Read more

Toe Story

Toe Story

Eli, my 18 year old son, sat at the kitchen table and paged through the local newspaper as he ate his breakfast. “Mom, what are diabetic shoes?” I looked over his shoulder at the classifieds and saw small ads, like … Read more

Tales of Ridicule–From Me Not “Them”

Tales of Ridicule–From Me Not “Them”

Who among us hasn’t been the brunt of sugar-related jokes?  I was at a dinner for work, for instance, and started talking about how excited I was for dessert.  The waiter must have overheard me because he brought out the … Read more

Two New Personal Records

Two New Personal Records

I broke two personal records yesterday – my half marathon record and my blood sugar record (since diagnosis) and both are big disappointments to me. The day started at 4:00 a.m. when I got up to get ready for the … Read more

September’s UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled

September’s UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled

Just a few weeks away, the U.S., Europe and Canada are now stalling to commit to actions, outcomes and timelines at the upcoming U.N. summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes threaten almost every … Read more

TRX vs Blood Sugar

TRX vs Blood Sugar

I gave up on the gym last winter, and since then I’ve been working out at home with a TRX Suspension Trainer.  Forgive me while I sound like an infomerical, but for me, the TRX is an amazing total body … Read more

Without Stopping

Without Stopping

For the last week I’ve been preparing for my first race of the season, The Yarkon Park Half Marathon. The race, which will be held this Friday, will be the first real race I try to run with my insulin … Read more

What It Means to Climb in Diabetes Cahoots

What It Means to Climb in Diabetes Cahoots

I had a special guest when I went climbing last weekend:  friend and fellow ASweetLife contributor, Karmel Allison.  Karmel has family in the area, so she suggested that we get together during one of her trips up north.  We met … Read more

Love Your Liver

Love Your Liver

It’s been over 40 years now but I can still remember the plaintive cry of my father,” How can this be?!!?  I ate nothing today. NOTHING!!!” He was talking about his blood sugar, of course. His diagnosis with type 2 … Read more

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