Life with Diabetes

Second Half of the DCCT: More Great News for Type 1s

Once again, the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) has proven what we kinda-sorta pretty much thought we knew about strict control of blood sugar — that it makes a HUGE difference, cuts the risk of developing diabetes complications, and can indeed add years, if not DECADES, to your life!
The newest research, published in the Dec. 22 New England Journal of Medicine, is again being called “a landmark study” confirming that strict glucose…

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Happy Holidays from DiabetesMine

Happy Holidays indeed! This will be my third year living through the food-rich and couch-comfy holiday season with diabetes. By keeping focused on regular exercise, I made it through pretty well despite eating a good bit more than usual during the 10 days or so that my kids are home and life seems to center around meals, meals, meals. What’s particularly difficult is finding wheat-free Latkes, since I do enjoy them so once a year…

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Leaning Towards NO on Inhaler Study

It is with a mixture of disappointment and relief that I convey my latest thoughts on participation in the inhaled insulin study. I’m definitely leaning towards No. It wasn’t so much that a dear loved one looked me in the eye and said, “Why would you want to make yourself a gineau pig?”, or even that a family member who happens to be a doctor essentially advised, “Say no to experimental drug studies across the…

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Interviewed Again! Me Do Radio

It’s the wierdest thing to hear recordings of your own voice, isn’t it? A few weeks ago I was interviewed on Janis Roszlers’ weekly radio show, Jumpstart to Good Health, which airs in Florida live on WWNN radio 1470 am every Sunday from 4-6pm. I understand my bit will also be replayed on Christmas day (with a number of reruns since they’re not expecting any listeners .
The engineer finally got my audio feed up…

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Reality Check

After my last post, here’s something truly encouraging: I just found a cool Australian site for young adults with diabetes. The group is called “Reality Check.” They meet regularly, organize happenings, and share their personal stories online. These guys are putting it all out there! They make diabetes look like a social club someone might actually choose to join.
As far as I know, there’s nothing quite like this in America. Please comment and let…

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