Trapped Between Anxiety and A Toilet Seat

Trapped Between Anxiety and A Toilet Seat

As a child I had a recurring nightmare.  I dreamed that my bedroom was on fire and when I went to escape through the window I saw crocodiles waiting for me on the ground below.   Today that childhood fear of … Read more

If I Could Give Up Food

If I Could Give Up Food

I used to love to eat. I still do, but the consequence of eating often outweighs the pleasure I get from food.  Sometimes I wish that eating was like smoking, a habit one could give up. Yesterday I ate leftovers … Read more

Running and Pumping – Lowering the Basal Rate on My Insulin Pump

Running and Pumping – Lowering the Basal Rate on My Insulin Pump

After finding myself low on my first two runs with an insulin pump, I decided to try reducing the basal rate on my pump during my next run. One of the reasons I’d originally decided to try the insulin pump … Read more

If You Think Your Kale Is Ice Cream You Should Taste It

If You Think Your Kale Is Ice Cream You Should Taste It

Why is it that some days I barely think about diabetes at all, and others, it seems like the straw that threatens to break my back? I’m having a bit of the latter: I’m feeling down to begin with, and … Read more

The Weakness in Me

The Weakness in Me

It’s called hypoglycemic awareness, the body’s ability to produce and recognize the symptoms of low blood sugar. The longer you have Type 1 diabetes, the fewer symptoms and the less awareness you have. After almost 20 years on insulin, my … Read more

Accepting

Accepting

I went back to the diabetes clinic for my first follow up since going on the pump. I met with the diabetes nurse and nutritionist. They were both very nice and asked me how I was doing, and if I … Read more

Who’s A Diabetes Slob?

Who’s A Diabetes Slob?

The choice is yours.  You can be clean about your diabetes, or you can be a diabetes slob.   That’s vague, I know, so let me put it into specifics.  You can be like me, or you can be like my … Read more

Choosing My First Insulin Pump

MedtronicVeoPump - Colors

I’ll start with the bottom line. I chose the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm VEO. The VEO, which is marketed outside the U.S (Europe, Canada….) is basically the same as the Medtronic Minimed Revel except for the “Low Glucose Suspend” feature which … Read more

Old TB Drug Might Reverse Type 1 Diabetes?

Old TB Drug Might Reverse Type 1 Diabetes?

Tell me that an old tuberculosis drug might be able to reverse Type 1 diabetes, and I’ll have the following reaction: a moment of excitement, followed by the inevitable, “Yeah, we’ll see when that actually happens.” But it’s Monday morning, … Read more

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