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

Propaganda Posters For Diabetes

Propaganda Posters For Diabetes

Last night, my husband showed me this photo series (I believe it’s titled “Kim Jong Il Looking At Stuff”) and it cracked me up. Here are a couple of my favorites — you can see more at the original site. … Read more

Sleeping With The Enemy

Sleeping With The Enemy

No, I’m not talking about diabetes itself. I’m talking about the sensor for my continuous glucometer (CGM). I don’t mean to imply too hostile of a relationship between me and my Abbott Freestyle Navigator — most of the time, I … Read more

Symptoms of Diabetes – Type 1 and LADA

Symptoms of Diabetes – Type 1 and LADA

My husband, Mike,  and I both have type 1 diabetes – sort of.  The full story is that Mike has type 1 diabetes, and I have LADA.  Are you confused, like so many others, about the distinctions between these forms … Read more

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