Tattoo, You?

Tattoo, You?

As I was formulating a post about my tattoo, and how diabetes figured into my decision to get one several years ago, it occurred to me that the diabetes/tattoo story is bigger than my personal experience. There are other people … Read more

Taking It Personally: The JDRF Promise Ball

Taking It Personally: The JDRF Promise Ball

One of the largest fundraisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation each year is the Promise Ball, an auction and gala held in cities across the nation and organized by the local chapters. This year, San Diego’s Ball was held … Read more

Will My Children Be Afraid of My Insulin Pump?

Will My Children Be Afraid of My Insulin Pump?

My grandmother was very allergic to bee stings and I grew up hearing stories about how she had been stung in all kinds of places, including her mouth, and had to go to the hospital.  The other day, I was … Read more

Rich Like Me: Motherhood and Diabetes

Rich Like Me: Motherhood and Diabetes

When I was the mother of very young children, I thought constantly about their health, safety, and survival. The responsibility of keeping alive a baby or toddler is almost overwhelming — just barely doable — as any parent (mother or … Read more

Insulin Pump or Pager?

Insulin Pump or Pager?

So I’m walking down the street from the bus stop, and I stop at an intersection to wait for the light to change. It’s a pretty large road, and in the right-hand lane a car pulls up. An SUV of … Read more

Food, Fear, and Diabetes

Food, Fear, and Diabetes

This morning I read two posts that collided, in a way, to illuminate for me the fears that we’ve attached to food. One post was from a friend with diabetes and one from a friend without diabetes. In the first, … Read more

I’m Going Surfing, I’m Going Surfing

I’m Going Surfing, I’m Going Surfing

Despite having lived in Southern California my whole life, there are a few things holding me back from being a real Californian. For example, I’ve never been to Mexico, and I’ve never been to Los Vegas. But, as of this … 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

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