Since I got Type 1 diabetes at the ripe old age of 30+, I never had the experience of “leaving the nest” with the Big D. So I recently asked fellow blogger and advocate Allison Blass what that was like: Did your parents fall apart? Were you scared to death, or more elated? What she came back with was actually more of a practical nature: the top tips she wished she’d known at the time.…Read more »
I’m taking a cue from my buddy Scott Johnson and other bloggers, and enjoying a look back at what I was on about here a few years ago, via the WayBack Machine. Here’s what DiabetesMine roughly looked like back in 2005. Wow!
In the process, I stumbled on the following post, from April 2005, that seemed worth re-hashing: It’s still a double-whammy pain in the ass, every day of my life!!
Free Gifts with…Read more »
It is summer, the time of year when our diabetes is most visible, at least for those of us who wear insulin pumps.
This Tuesday, for the first time I can remember since starting on the OmniPod system, I wore a bikini. My usual modus operandi has been to place the pod on my belly all summer long, so I can keep it out of sight underneath a pretty Tankini top. But quite frankly, my…
I think I mentioned that I had an endo appointment earlier this month. I was excited to tout my latest A1c (5.9!) and show her my newest diabetes toy, the OmniPod’s new color PDM. As usual, I left work and the kids in a huge rush and drove to the clinic all concerned about keeping good time. So you can imagine how irritated I was when I realized at some point that I’d been sitting…Read more »
I met David Lazarus years ago when he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle. Two years ago, he moved south to join the Los Angeles Times. And shortly thereafter, he became one of us. This is his view from ‘the inside’…
A guest post by David Lazarus, business columnist for the LA Times
The day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2007 at the age of 46, I could see my fear…