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

17 Tips From a Diabetes Patient-Expert

17 Tips From a Diabetes Patient-Expert

I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately and it’s given me time for reflection. While aloft a few days ago in JetBlue’s comfy seat, as I took out my syringe and Apidra (rapid acting insulin) to dose for my … Read more

Tel Aviv Marathon – One Day Away

Tel Aviv Marathon – One Day Away

For the past week I’ve been worried because I didn’t feel any of the nervousness I usually feel before a marathon. I have actually been nervous about not being nervous. But last night it finally happened. After everyone was asleep … Read more

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