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Old TB Drug Might Reverse Type 1 Diabetes?

Tell me that an old tuberculosis drug might be able to reverse Type 1 diabetes, and I’ll have the following reaction: a moment of excitement, followed by the inevitable, “Yeah, we’ll see when that actually happens.” But it’s Monda…

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Insulin resistant? Or just slow on the uptake?

Until recently, I was convinced that I — a type 1 diabetic — was insulin resistant. There were times when I could take 4-unit boluses on no food and not see any effect on my blood sugar for an hour afterwards. Breakfasts of 20 grams of carbs would …

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The Good Doctor -- And The Difference It Makes

I’ve been thinking a lot about doctor-patient interactions and diabetes education recently (related to the project I described in a previous post) — and I recently had an experience that made me realize, yet again, the difference a good doctor can …

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Oh, Mio My - o

Anyone else out there sick of the Minimed Quickset infusion set? I know I am: about 75% of the time, I develop weird doughnut-shaped bubbles underneath the adhesive (conveniently concealed by the plastic) that collect insulin and interstitial fluid and prevent…

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Life with diabetes -- a never-ending game

I’ve been back on a continuous glucose monitoring system — the DexCom Seven Plus — for almost two weeks, and for the most part, it’s been great. Sure, I have my frustrations and complaints about the system, but I can’t deny the ut…

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Welcome to the DexCom Seven Plus

First off, thank you to everyone who responded to my call for ideas for new diabetes educational tools. I’ve got some follow-up thoughts that I’ll write about soon. But first, I need to dedicate a post to the newest member of my diabetes management…

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A Bittersweet Anniversary: 10 Years With Diabetes

February 17th, 2011 is my ten-year anniversary with diabetes. I still can’t believe it: an entire decade of finger sticks and insulin and carb counting. Ten years of constant awareness of my blood sugar, constant vigilance, constant control. If I stop to…

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