Peddling and Protesting: A Summer of Change

Peddling and Protesting: A Summer of Change

My eight-year-old son, Guy, just learned to ride a bike.  It’s been a long time coming.  Two years ago he fell hard while trying to learn to ride.  Nothing serious happened to him, just some scrapes, but since then he … Read more

Telling 127 People My Diabetes Diagnosis Story

Telling 127 People My Diabetes Diagnosis Story

This past weekend was my ten-year high school reunion in Columbus, Ohio.  It’s 2:45 A.M. PST and I just got home from the airport, so I don’t know that my reflections will be as eloquent as they might be after … Read more

Please, Remind Me

Please, Remind Me

She’s with me, so I say to Grace, “Please remind me to put my insulin pump back on.” We were at the rink, getting ready to go out on the ice after both tying on our skates and me checking … Read more

Urge President Obama to Attend September’s UN Summit

Urge President Obama to Attend September’s UN Summit

Less than two months from now — September 19-20 — heads of government will convene at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Diabetes is one of four non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease … Read more

Injecting the Air

Injecting the Air

Last night I checked my blood sugar before going to sleep. It was 73. I checked my pump and saw I had no active insulin, but fearing a low, I ate a two small pieces of watermelon- just in case. … Read more

Injecting Diabetics

Injecting Diabetics

(A warning: this post is not for soft hearts or uneasy stomachs. Please skip if you have either.)     Over the years, I have given myself many shots. A zillion fingersticks, ten years of multiple daily injections, five years … Read more

The Case of the Missing Insulin Vial

The Case of the Missing Insulin Vial

I woke up early this morning to go running.  I had a nice 10 mile run in the park and when I got home I took a shower and went to change my infusion site (after 4 days). I went … Read more

My First Aquathon: A Story Told Only with Pictures

My First Aquathon:  A Story Told Only with Pictures

I completed my first aquathon last week–you swim for a quarter-mile and then run a 5k–and I lived to tell about it!  The most hilarious thing to me is that it was such a small group competing (only 40 people), … Read more

The Lows of Summer

The Lows of Summer

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. With the East Coast slowly emerging from the killer heat wave of the past week, I’ve been in the grip of a series of low blood sugars, which didn’t make much sense until … Read more

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