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Normal Pancreas Person Numbers.

Jacob and I have always had plans to start a family one day (nope, no people, this is not a “we’re expecting post” by any means…slow your roll!) but we both always knew that involves me having some seriously stellar numbers and in particular, a super-low A1c. Months ago, my endo told me she prefers her […]

Glucose Tablets: Making a Comeback.

Glucose tablets. We all meet them at some point during our diabetes life time. It’s usually towards the beginning when you’re first diagnosed and your doctor or CDE tells you that they are a simple, fast way to get the required 15 grams of carb down your gullet when you’re low. You might have used […]

Have it your way.

Have you ever ordered a venti, sugar-free, non-fat mocha…with whip cream? Or maybe you’ve ordered a bacon cheeseburger with fries and..a diet coke. I’ve been guilty of both of these orders in my lifetime and I don’t feel bad about it.  Many people might say “why not just go for the real deal and get the full-fat, […]

The undershare.

It was one of those perfect summer nights – nice and warm but with a breeze that keeps it pleasant. It couldn’t have been a better night for a dinner on a friend’s patio. As we sat down to dine with a large group of friends and extended friends, someone I didn’t know well saw […]

Review: Halo Top Ice Cream

I am very lucky that as a blogger, companies want to send me products to review. But the downside of that is that at least once a week, I get someone pitching a “sugar free” or “safe for diabetics” food that makes all sorts of outrageous claims about their carb counts, net carbs, and why […]

Heard.

I hear: “Nice job on those box jumps this morning.” I want to hear:  “I can’t believe you managed to use your temp basal rates to get through a tough workout even though you started class at 65mg/dL.” I hear: “Enjoy your coffee!” I want to hear: “I know this might raise your blood sugar […]

Comfort Zone?

I meet a lot of patients in my day job, and I’m used to everyone having a different way of managing their diabetes, with individualized targets and goals. This is often reflected when speaking with patients about where they set their low and high thresholds on their CGMs (the thresholds are the low and high […]

Goes together like peanut butter and…chocolate frosting…

I love a good “diabetes hack” when I hear one – anything that makes this ridiculous disease a teeny tiny bit easier I’m game for. I found myself low on Monday night before bed, standing in front of an open fridge, and I was tempted to shovel 2 to 3 times the appropriate amount of […]

Drop it low, keep it low.

Our half marathon is fast approaching in just two short weeks, so Saturday I set out to do my longest training run yet: an 11-miler. I’d had a rough night in the BG department. We had dinner at a friend’s house, and I over-bolused for some dessert which had me crashing in the 40s at bedtime […]

Nailed it.

Dear Well- Meaning Insurance Company, I”m writing today to let you know I received your extremely informative and helpful brochure in the mail today about “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes.”  The Grandmother character you have featured on the front looked just like me and I immediately realized that she and I must have a lot in common. […]