Life with Diabetes

Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, All! Or should I say, Happy Xtra Large Plate O’ Food Day?
When you think of facing this holiday season of meals, meals, meals, don’t you sometimes wish you could just turn and RUN? Well, imagine how they feel…

Seriously, though. At least for the weeks to come, you can search some “carb safe” recipe ideas over at the dLife Holiday Helpline. No recipe contains more than 45 grams of carbs per serving.…

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Diabetes Art: The Real Thing

Last week I received an email from a certain David Mark Bradley, a Type 1 in Manhattan, who also happens to be an artist — the real thing — whose show called “Blood, Icons, Clouds: Living with Diabetes” is now running at the van der Plas Gallery in New York. Coincidentally, the ADA was a partial sponsor, and some of the proceeds of the opening event went to its NYC “Step Out To Fight Diabetes”…

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What Ails Diabetes Education: A Call to Action

Last summer I attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. I went there, as usual, to learn as much about the diabetes community and industry as I possibly can. I also went there armed with a writing assignment for Diabetes Health magazine. I thought I’d compose an article on “Educating the Educators,” all about how CDEs get trained to help us. So I started interviewing everyone who had…

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Test Strip Art

Back in the summer I was having a little fun bemoaning the trail of all those used test strips that seems to follow me everywhere I go. Well, a number of you got all over my case for not being more organized, by planting some strategic “TS repositories” around the house. So guess what? I took your advice. And here’s what’s come of it:
The Kitchen Repository:

The Upstairs Repository:

My 10-year-old’s Artistic Take on…

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In All Its Glory

Ah, what a night in San Francisco! Wind-still, fresh, and diabetes-awareness clear blue sky as far as the eye could see.
I’m just back home from the lighting of Coit Tower here in the City for World Diabetes Day. And she was a beauty:

Also, the official proclamation:

And a peek at us organizers — Kelly Close and myself in the middle (me in blue , surrounded by folks from the Bay Area chapter of…

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