Stayin’ Alive

I have family (one who has T1) in Houston. My kids (one who has T1) live in Los Angeles and could see the current raging wild fire from their front porch. I lived in Northridge, CA during the infamous Northridge earthquake in 1994 – and lost two apartments in the…

Wasted Years

*WARNING: Possible triggers for eating disorders. I missed out on posting for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week this year as I didn’t start this blog until after it had passed. This is something I think is quite prevalent in the diabetic community though, particularly in those of us with type…

Stuck in the Middle with 2

Ah yes, I do love a good play on words and thanks to Stealers Wheel for the inspiration for today’s post title from their original song, “Stuck in the Middle with You.” From our country’s vice president on down through various congressman and women to your average Joe on the…

Running to Stand Still

It’s July 4th and I’m keeping with my theme of songs for blog titles. Fresh from seeing U2 perform The Joshua Tree 2017 tour last week in Boston, I’ve picked one of their songs from that album for my blog post this time. Although the song lyrics are about addiction,…

With a Little Help from My Friends

In light of my music themed recent posts, I noticed I tend to tie in song or album names into my blog post titles, so I’ve decided to make that an ongoing thing. To that end, this post’s title references the grandaddy of all rock bands, The Beatles, and they’re…

Happy Anniversary, Baby (Got You On My Thigh)

The other day was my one year anniversary using a Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor (CGM.) I can’t resist a good music pun, so this post’s title references where I usually attach said CGM (and by the way, that’s tape around it on the pic below – my skin is…

More Than Meets the Eye

Day 5 of Diabetes Blog Week and the topic is More Than Diabetes. The prompt:  Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with.  Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU.  If you want…

Don’t Bring Me Down

Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week and the topic is What Brings Me Down. This one is really hard for me. What brings me down is that my daughter has type 1 diabetes too. I was diagnosed at age 10. She was diagnosed at age 5. Ironically, our diagnosis dates…

Blamers Gonna Blame

Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and the topic is “The Blame Game.” Blame is a complicated concept. There are a lot of sides to this. I’ll start with other perceptions first, particularly in the healthcare field. I have had T1 for 39 years now and I’ve had great…

Type 1 – An Elitist Disease?

This is Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and the topic is The Cost of a Chronic Illness. I’ve titled this submission “Type 1 – An Elitist Disease.” That’s another one of my “jokes” that really isn’t a joke. I often tell people type 1 diabetes is an elitist…