Lunch at Work Leaves Me in a Pickle

My Lunchbox

When it comes to lunchtime, I’m a creature of habit. I pack a similar lunch each day that consists of around 35-40 carbohydrates. I eat my lunch right around noon when I’m at work and a bit later in the … Read more

My 10 Best Diabetes Triumphant Moments

A1c Meme

10. Finding a new, yummy snack that doesn’t skew blood sugar I love cheese, veggies, and deli meats, but sometimes I get sick of turning to them when I’m looking for a low-carb snack that won’t make me skyrocket. That’s … Read more

Body Image and the OmniPod: What I Didn’t Consider

Body Image and the OmniPod: What I Didn’t Consider

Approximately six months ago, I made the decision to go on the insulin pump. The thought of changing insulin therapy scared the hell out of me, but I was ready to see how pumping might improve my health. My pump … Read more

Falling in Love with my Father Now That It’s Almost Over


My father began to leave us, mentally, two years ago. We were looking at photos on my mother’s computer when he pointed to his granddaughter on screen and called her his Aunt. My mother, brother, his wife and I looked … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

#DBlogWeek Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

I started blogging for ASweetLife two years ago. Prior, I hadn’t really explored my diabetes in writing. It was the subject of a poem or two, but indirectly. Now that I’ve been writing about it on a consistent basis and … Read more

One New Year’s Resolution (on the run)

One New Year’s Resolution (on the run)

Last year, when I registered for the NYC marathon lottery and received my automatic entry message (after registering three years for three years in a row and not getting in), I was so happy. I was in a good mood … Read more

Nifty Fifty

Nifty Fifty

As I sat down to write a blog post for this week, I realized that it was my fiftieth post for ASweetLife (not including any of the feature articles that I have written). I’m pretty excited about this milestone. It’s … Read more

Food for the Holidays

Esther's Feast (France 1774-1779)

Christmas and lights and / God is born man I / don’t get that part but / I accept like / gifts under the tree but / when did this become / He is born and now / we eat that’s really / more of a Jewish thing / no? I’ve been told / crime spikes and / suicide too lonely / people left alone but / for me what Read more

Un-fogging the Future

Crystal Ball

I don’t own a crystal ball. I can’t read palms. I don’t have the fortune-telling prowess of Professor Trelawney (or, more accurately, the centaurs) from the Harry Potter series. But I find that I am constantly asked, “What are your … Read more

Purple with a Purpose

Alzheimer's Walk Family Photo

Blue is an important color to me because it represents the fight against diabetes. But others close to me probably know that purple is another color that is just as significant. Purple is the color of the Alzheimer’s Association. A … Read more

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