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

Has Diabetes Made Me a Control Freak?

Has Diabetes Made Me a Control Freak?

Okay, so let me clarify something: I’m a perfectionist with Type 1 diabetes. Of course I’m a control freak. But I’ve started to wonder whether my hypervigilance with diabetes care may have begun to bleed, if you will, into other areas … Read more

The Detritus of the Day

The Detritus of the Day

It’s the end of the weekend, and Sunday night is spent as usual: folding laundry, tidying the kitchen, and organizing my work stuff for the next day. I just emptied out the pack I carried on a long coastal walk … Read more

Strawberries – Au Natural

Strawberries – Au Natural

Sustenance with diabetes and celiac disease has transformed from approaching eating with restrictions to cooking and enjoying food full of life.  I’m inspired by stories and photographs of food that capture the beauty of gathering around food; the blog La … Read more

That Kind of Night

That Kind of Night

A two-juice-box night, in fact. This is what I saw on my nightstand as I was puttering around my room getting dressed this morning. While I do recall having low blood sugar (BG 72) and drinking one juice box and … Read more

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