Balancing Acts | Jane Kokernak

Toe Story 3

There are many motivators, and two powerful ones are pleasure and fear. Both of these figure into the care of ourselves …

Toe Story 2

Today I saw my nurse practitioner at the Joslin Diabetes Center for a regular appointment. We discussed, among the usual…

Toe Story

Eli, my 18 year old son, sat at the kitchen table and paged through the local newspaper as he ate his breakfast.
“…

Please, Remind Me

She’s with me, so I say to Grace, “Please remind me to put my insulin pump back on.”
We were at the ri…

The Murk Between Safety and Risk

I fell on the ice, hard. My left elbow and wrist hurt the most, but still the impact vibrated through my whole skeleton.…

Diabetes - The Weakness in Me

The Weakness in Me

It’s called hypoglycemic awareness, the body’s ability to produce and recognize the symptoms of low blood su…

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 …

Four Signs of the Apocalypse

1. My neighborhood CVS, where we buy shampoo, toothpaste, first aid items, and most of our prescriptions, seems to be tu…

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