Four Signs of the Apocalypse

Four Signs of the Apocalypse

1. My neighborhood CVS, where we buy shampoo, toothpaste, first aid items, and most of our prescriptions, seems to be turning into a mini grocery store. The floor plan of the store has been completely rearranged to emphasize food: A … Read more

Rich Like Me: Motherhood and Diabetes

Rich Like Me: Motherhood and Diabetes

When I was the mother of very young children, I thought constantly about their health, safety, and survival. The responsibility of keeping alive a baby or toddler is almost overwhelming — just barely doable — as any parent (mother or … Read more

Insulin Pump or Pager?

Insulin Pump or Pager?

So I’m walking down the street from the bus stop, and I stop at an intersection to wait for the light to change. It’s a pretty large road, and in the right-hand lane a car pulls up. An SUV of … Read more

The Decision: Getting An Insulin Pump (I think)

The Decision: Getting An Insulin Pump (I think)

I set a new 10K personal record yesterday – 45:10 – shaving 1 minute and 36 seconds off my previous record set last year at the Nike Human Race. I know I should be happy with the result, but I’m … Read more

Wishing You A Happy And Dry Mother’s Day

Wishing You A Happy And Dry Mother’s Day

  I’ve been a mother for over ten-and-a-half years and I’ve loved and been grateful for every single nanosecond of motherhood.  I’ve even loved the nanoseconds (and hours and days) that have driven me crazy.  Because if you have to … Read more

Food Issues

Food Issues

After reading the latest posts by Jessica, Jane and Ilene I started thinking about my food issues, how I think about food and why and when I eat. My food issues did not start with my diabetes diagnosis. I have … Read more

The Oreo Blues

The Oreo Blues

We were a motely bunch. Teenage girls who had fooled around with their insulin to lose weight, a seventy year old woman so embarrassed about her few extra pounds that she had never appeared completely naked to her husband, a … Read more

Aspirin and Diabetes – Good for the Heart?

Aspirin and Diabetes – Good for the Heart?

In my last post I set the stage for talking about aspirin in the context of diabetes. There is quite a lot to talk about. Let’s start with heart disease. People with diabetes are at a much greater risk of … Read more

Food, Fear, and Diabetes

Food, Fear, and Diabetes

This morning I read two posts that collided, in a way, to illuminate for me the fears that we’ve attached to food. One post was from a friend with diabetes and one from a friend without diabetes. In the first, … Read more

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

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