My Japan Is Still Alive Amid the Rubble

My Japan Is Still Alive Amid the Rubble

I lived in Tokyo from 1986 to 1992. I return every few years to visit my friends. In fact my next trip is scheduled for May 8. What is going on in Japan now is personal for me. (My former … Read more

4 Injections and a Run

4 Injections and a Run

I ran 17.5 miles this morning. I set off at 6:00am and met up with some of the runners from my training group about 4miles into the run. All three of them are much faster than I am. (They run … Read more

Amy Tenderich: A Mighty Force Empowering Diabetes Patients

Amy Tenderich: A Mighty Force Empowering Diabetes Patients

Amy Tenderich is a journalist/patient blogger who started DiabetesMine.com after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes in 2003. She advocates on many fronts for people with diabetes, daily empowers e-patients and her site is one of the top health blogs … Read more

Making Peace with My Inner Warriors

Making Peace with My Inner Warriors

We are so cool. No, really– in the video below, a neutrophil, one of the cells of the innate immune system, chases down and engulfs foreign bacteria detected in the bloodstream. This is going on inside of us all the … Read more

In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency

One problem with working mainly from home is that during catastrophes — such as the recent earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdowns in Japan — it’s hard to step away from NPR or CNN long enough to actually work. … Read more

Life with diabetes — a never-ending game

Life with diabetes — a never-ending game

I’ve been back on a continuous glucose monitoring system — the DexCom Seven Plus — for almost two weeks, and for the most part, it’s been great. Sure, I have my frustrations and complaints about the system, but I can’t deny … Read more

Weight of an Insulin Pump

Weight of an Insulin Pump

My Medtronic 522 insulin pump weighs 100 grams, which is equivalent to 20 nickels. That’s not much, just a pocket full of change, but lately its weight has been, well, weighing on me. Some women, I’ve read, wear their insulin … Read more

Running Towards a Rainbow

Running Towards a Rainbow

I ran 22.5 miles on Friday morning. I haven’t felt very well for the last few days and my blood sugar levels have been a little out of whack (actually, a lot out of whack).  My side has been hurting … Read more

Can you say beignet?

Can you say beignet?

I’m writing this from New Orleans, where my husband and I have been conferencing and eating nonstop for the past three days. While I’m always up for a trip, the challenges of keeping my sugar even and energy high while … Read more

Does My Cat Have Diabetes? (And memories of cat pee)

Does My Cat Have Diabetes? (And memories of cat pee)

There are those nagging questions: Why is my blood sugar always high at 5:00 in the morning and 5:00 in the afternoon?  When I put a pair of socks into the washing machine/dryer, why does only one come out?  Where … Read more

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