Category Archives: about diabetes

Engagement Stories

I went through a phase where I was fascinated by couples’ engagement stories. I had several friends and family members who had especially cute or romantic ones. Now engagement has a different twist for me. It still means a connection or … Continue reading

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Health Alert

Remember cigarettes? My kids tell me no one smokes anymore (they vape, etc.). Yet, inactivity has more recently been equated with smoking in terms of the health effects. If sitting is the new smoking, then I’m a chain smoker. I sit … Continue reading

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The eXercise Factor

Exercise means different things to different people: dreaded addictive fun boring enjoyable tedious social For those of us with diabetes, exercise is an important part of managing blood glucose. It’s not easy and it’s not always consistent. Whether you ride … Continue reading

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John Denver and Diabetes

Listening to John Denver while walking on the treadmill, I really heard the words to Rocky Mountain High, particularly the very first line: He was born in the summer of his 27th year; coming home to a place he’d never … Continue reading

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Autism Speaks in Person-Centered Language

Did you see 60 Minutes last night? They did a very informative segment on autism, in which they used only person-centered language. I heard only kids with autism, people with autism, kids without autism, and when someone has autism. I … Continue reading

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Back to school…with diabetes

Forty-two years ago I went to second grade with something new. Not a new outfit or a new backpack, but something I would wear and carry with me for life…diabetes. I was seven years old and had been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Different Problems, Same Goal

Last Sunday at #AADE17, I had the honor to be part of a presentation on the language of diabetes. Three of us, who are authors on the upcoming joint paper on language use in diabetes care and education, presented to … Continue reading

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Time in Range

Two weeks ago I had the honor of taking part in the Glycemic Outcomes Beyond A1C meeting in DC. There were many smart, well-informed diabetes professionals in the room and it was fascinating to hear their thoughts on this important … Continue reading

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Strength

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” Managing diabetes every day takes strength. It actually takes a lot of strength – in many different areas. It takes diligence, perseverance, math skills, a sense … Continue reading

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Increased happiness

You’ll never guess what has been found to increase happiness, and we already know it’s not money…sleep! I’m a huge fan of sleep – good quantity and quality sleep. I’ve written about the benefits of sleep in the past. Now … Continue reading

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