Life with Diabetes

The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes

Considering the provocative title, you’d think I would have gotten around to reading this book ages ago! But instead, it sat on my shelf winking at me for far too long. Now that I have finally opened it, this book has opened my mind to yet another “secret chamber” of diabetes concerns that so many of us struggle with alone: relationships and sex. ‘Cause all the stuff we have to do to care for this…

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Are We Done Yet? (Venting the Silent Screams)

Last night I had an Epiphany: I am tired of thinking about diabetes.
Alas, what a useless revelation! Because pending a cure, I will, of course, need to keep thinking about this disease at least every few hours for the rest of my life (Silent Scream…)
Epiphany Part II: I refuse to feel sorry for myself. But a little venting now and then is a healthy thing, I think.
So here’s my Top Five List…

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Today Is My Birthday

I am 40… and that’s all I have to say about that.

(except that I thought seriously about doing a post titled “Up Yours, Forty!” but then I thought “Nah, I’m sticking with my sentiments from Thirty-Nine“)…

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TechnoSphere Gets an A: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Breaking news today: MannKind Corp. has announced results from a Phase 2 clinical study of its new, powder-form inhaled insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes. Patients showed improved A1c levels, lower postprandial BGs (less blood sugar spikes after meals), and weight loss, too. In other words, patients using the TechnoSphere inhaler fared at least as well as those using rapid-acting insuling to cover meals. MannKind gets an A for effort!
But what about lung…

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Name That Absurdity

Lots of little oddities are overheard in this crazy sugar- challenged life we lead. Care to take a gander at which statements recently peppered which daily situations? (Answers are below, but no cheating now!)
A) “Did you wipe yet?”
B) “WATER VERY HOT”
C) “Not now! I’m shooting a threebie correction”
D) “Didn’t you wear those socks yesterday?”
E) “Place urine HERE”
F) “There’s a green orange in it!”
G) “How come Daddy’s is bigger?”…

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