Life with Diabetes

Biking & Blood Sugar, or Extreme Sports with a Twist

Fresh air, the whir of wheels on the road, periodic stops to prick fingers, test blood, and down some glucose… sounds like another case of diabetic athletes pushing the limits, no?
My latest “D-celebrity” lunch was with an incredibly fit (and cute!) young professional named Matt Vogel, a Type 1 diabetic, sales specialist for Deltec Cozmo, and co-founder of Insulin Factor –- a Northern California based community of diabetics who enjoy competitive cycling, triathlons, marathons…

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Frustration (+ DexCom STS to the Rescue?)

As if to underscore the point that NOBODY’s immune to the volatility of this disease, I have seen my endo today and come away incredibly frustrated! My A1c has crept up to 7.2%. Not good, in my book, especially because the only way it seems to being going lately is up. Endo thinks this may be due in part to the “rebound effect” from too much night-time Lantus (I’ve been waking up bathed in sweat).…

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Mailbag Update: Stem Cell Battles, Fundraising for Faustman, and Mexican D-Camp for Kids

I am happy to report that my email inbox is so very, very full with meaningful D-news. (Thank you, people!) Yet I am so very, very behind in sharing this info. So here are a few Don’t-Miss items, from the mailbag:
* David Jensen, publisher of the California Stem Cell Report, writes to give me a heads-up about this nice post on a diabetes presentation at a recent meeting of the California stem cell agency.…

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Anyone Catch Charlie Rose?

So I’d nearly forgotten that my uncle rang me the other day — as I was rushing out the door — to tell me that Charlie Rose was airing a Panel on Diabetes, which was starting in about 12.5 minutes! Right. We do actually have Tivo now, but I’m not THAT much of a whiz, and couldn’t stand the thought of my little ones waiting in the rain…
So did anyone catch the March 16…

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