Glucose Meter Knows Me (and My Blood Sugar) Better

Glucose Meter Knows Me (and My Blood Sugar) Better

Last night my blood sugar at bedtime was 64, so I ate a bowl of cereal and milk. It’s a decent bedtime snack for me, and it typically results in a morning blood sugar in the low 100s, which is … Read more

If a Diabetic Runs a Half-Marathon in the Woods…

Somewhere around kilometer 18, I think.

Hey, so, guys? I ran a half-marathon. Really! I didn’t really plan on it– on Wednesday, my roommate here in Kuopio, Finland, mentioned that there was a marathon that Saturday, which was coincidentally my last weekend here in Finland. I … Read more

An Open Letter to Tim Gunn: I am a real woman!

An Open Letter to Tim Gunn: I am a real woman!

First things first: I am a big Project Runway fan, and you play no small role in that. You appear to be one of those rare people who is infinitely likable. Everyone should have a little Tim Gunn sitting on … Read more

Diabetes and Insurance Predictions

Diabetes and Insurance Predictions

Anyone else catch the story yesterday about how children with Type 1 diabetes are living longer than previous generations of kids with the disease? According to a study published on July 30 in Diabetes (and summarized here),  there’s been about a 15-year … Read more

A Diabetes Dream Home

A Diabetes Dream Home

You’re welcome to use the bathroom in my house but please, don’t look up. As Jess and Mike learned on a recent Philadelphia visit, our bathrooms are something of a disaster zone: the ceilings have been ripped out, there are … Read more

Heisenbugs and the Diabetes Observer Effect

Heisenbugs and the Diabetes Observer Effect

Night 1: wake up in the night with my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) barking at me. Measure my blood sugar– 189. Ugh. Too tired. I take 1 unit of insulin, and go back to sleep, only to be woken up … Read more

Bride Wears Insulin Pump in Pocket

Bride Wears Insulin Pump in Pocket

While I am not much of a romantic, I love reading the Vows column in the Style section of the Sunday New York Times. Every week, the story of a couple — from their initial meeting, through their courtship, to … Read more

If you want to go gluten-free, go to Finland

If you want to go gluten-free, go to Finland

***I’m sorry; I fell off the blogging wagon there for a little while. The big news is, I’m in Finland! Right below the arctic circle in Kuopio, doing some research. Rather than try to cover everything from where I left … Read more

An Open Letter to Whole Foods Frozen Pizza

An Open Letter to Whole Foods Frozen Pizza

Dear Small Piece of 365 Everyday Value Pizza That I Ate Last Night, We both knew it was wrong — I, a Type 1 diabetic looking for a mini-dinner after an evening cocktail party spent eating cheese, you, a four-cheese, … Read more

A Whole LADA Confusion

A Whole LADA Confusion

I attended the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ annual meeting yesterday, the same folks who recommend that people with diabetes maintain a HbA1c of less than 6.5%.  Held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, it is an extravaganza … Read more

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