Who recognizes the name Lyrehca from the blog Managing the Sweetness Within, chronicling one woman’s efforts to get and stay pregnant while dealing with her lifelong type 1 diabetes? Yes, you guessed it: Lyrehca is coming out of the closet as herself, Cheryl Alkon, now-author of the forthcoming book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Today, Lyrehca (er, Cheryl) shares a brief version of her story, and some don’t-miss tips on diabetes…Read more »
* Part 1 of a three-part guest series on Diabetes & Exercise *
Dr. Matthew Corcoran is a clinical endocrinologist, a CDE, and a self-proclaimed diabetes-exercise freak. He’s the founder of Diabetes Training Camp, which was featured in Newsweek a couple of years ago. Today, he shares his expert tips for working out hard without crashing hard. Maybe get out your pencil and prepare to take notes…?
A Guest Post by Matt Corcoran, MD, CDE…Read more »
From the “Advice Column” file today:
Sometimes finding a good endo can seem harder than finding your soul mate! Whether it’s disagreements over treatment or they seem to be stuck in the stone-age on A1c levels, it’s discouraging how difficult it is to find Dr. Right. We have all witnessed stories of people who have had to fight tooth and nail to get the right treatment or had to put up with a technophobic doctor. …
I realized with a bit of shock that the anniversary of my diagnosis came and went this year without notice. Here it is July already, and it just dawned on me that on May 21, I hit six years with this exasperating illness. I suppose it’s a good thing that that day no longer knocks me for a loop.
Kind friends and relatives often ask me: “How are you doing — with your health (or…
Did I say I was finished reviewing the fabulous submissions in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge? Well I lied, sorry. There’s one more design that came very close to winning that I’d like to share today.
Remember how we said the Grand Prize winner LifeCase/LifeApp — a design concept that converts your iPhone into your glucose monitor + insulin pump controller — could easily be extended to include continuous glucose monitoring capabilities? Well, this is…