The Diabetic Easter Bunny

The Diabetic Easter Bunny

Despite the current state of my pancreas, my late diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes meant I enjoyed a childhood of sugar-filled Easter treats. In fact, one of my favorite harbingers of spring was the Cadbury Creme Egg. Do you guys … Read more

Notes from a Conversation with Dr. Aaron Kowalski

Notes from a Conversation with Dr. Aaron Kowalski

Last week, I had the happy opportunity to talk with Dr. Aaron Kowalski, head of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF ) Artificial Pancreas Project, and I am ten steps more optimistic about the future of diabetes care as a result. … Read more

A Brave New World: Bioinformatics, Diabetes, and Privacy

A Brave New World: Bioinformatics, Diabetes, and Privacy

The other night, I attended a panel discussion on Life Science Analytics. Three local professionals– Paul Rejto, the head of computational biology in Oncology Research at Pfizer; Lucila Ohno-Machado, the chief of the UC San Diego Division of Biomedical Informatics; … Read more

Nanette Latham: WTF?

Nanette Latham: WTF?

As you may have seen in the news, a California couple — Gregory Lee and Yvonne Dee Latham — were just convicted of second-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old daughter Nanette, a Type 1 diabetic who died from … Read more

A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun

I am not the type of person who likes to go to the gym. The ritual of packing a bag, driving to the gym, changing clothes, working out, showering, changing clothes, and driving home again always seems like such a … Read more

Marathon Ready, Blood Sugar Under Control

Marathon Ready, Blood Sugar Under Control

I’m glad to announce that on Friday I ran my last long run in preparation for the Rotterdam Marathon- 22.5 miles in 3 hours and 21 minutes. It felt great, great because I finished the run feeling like I could … Read more

Ow: My Stomach, the War-Zone

Ow: My Stomach, the War-Zone

My stomach is a war-zone. I don’t mean to make light of the real terror and trauma of war-zones, but that’s the best metaphor I have to describe what my stomach looks like right now. A war-zone. A minefield. I … Read more

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