Last week I was fortunate to attend a JDRF luncheon entitled, “Advancing Progress” with Tom Brobson, Director of Major Donor Relations as the keynote speaker. The topic was his experience trialing the artificial pancreas technology as it has developed over the past six years.
I’ve been involved with my local... Read more
Today I experienced one of those all too familiar exchanges that fellow adults with T1D can relate to: explaining our type of diabetes to uneducated folks that think they know what disease we have and how it can best be treated.
When I mentioned my “type 1 / juvenile” diabetes today, I was met with a sympathetic glance... Read more
As I’m writing this, my blood sugar is low… again. For the past week, I’ve had an average of two lows per day and I’m so tired of eating dried fruit! The reason for this string of lows is embarrassingly obvious. I set a goal of exercising everyday (except Sundays) for the month of May. More exercise... Read more
Sometimes diabetes interrupts my life in the most aggravating ways. Case in point: yesterday I started to test my blood sugar at the beginning of church and discovered that I only had one test strip left. Sigh.
Our church is near the center of the city and we now live in the suburbs. So, our plan for the day... Read more
If you’ve had diabetes for any length of time, you’re probably aware of the psychological impact of blood sugars. Often those unexpected highs or lows can really ruin your mood or set you back emotionally for a bit. But, today I wanted to share a string of blood sugars that really made me happy! The psychological... Read more