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

Are those gluten-free kisses?

Are those gluten-free kisses?

  Most grandmothers find great joy in cooking for their grandchildren.  Food equals love. Since going gluten-free, I imagine that it’s incredibly frustrating for my grandmother. What’s OK for me to eat, and what’s off limits? Sometimes it’s hard enough … Read more

Aspirin and the Prevention of Diabetes

Aspirin and the Prevention of Diabetes

Low dose aspirin provides a decreased risk for cancer. How about diabetes? Here we review how aspirin works and some clinical trial data that addresses insulin resistance and diabetes risk. Read more

Base Training

Base Training

Most runners have heard of base training but I’m not sure if most really know what it means.  I didn’t until now. For the last two years, since I started running marathons, I’ve spent a good part of the year … Read more

If I monitored my BG as much as I monitor my cell phone

If I monitored my BG as much as I monitor my cell phone

I have been glued to my phone for the last nine days of my life.  I suppose I’m always pretty attached to my phone–something that comes with being close with your family that lives thousands of miles away–but this past … Read more

“Live this life.”

“Live this life.”

The day my diagnosis essay posted was a great one for boosting the feeling of community with my diabetes care. I was touched to read the comment thread from the essay because it allowed me to connect with some of … Read more

Explaining an Insulin Pump to My Kids

Explaining an Insulin Pump to My Kids

Last week, after returning from my appointment at the diabetes clinic I picked Tom and Guy up from school and took them out to lunch at a nearby cafe.  I was in a good mood after my visit to the … Read more

Climb Back In, Climb Back Up

Climb Back In, Climb Back Up

Getting back into climbing is like getting back into anything, I suppose.  You decide you’re going to do it and you throw yourself back into it.  You lower your standards for your performance and you cut yourself some slack and … Read more

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