Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Jan Chait

Taking an Unwelcome Guest Along for a Visit

I went to Texas to get away from winter but, as it turned out, I took winter with me. The cold came along. The ice came along. Even some snow followed me there. The daughter of the house had come home for the weekend, but had to leave early to get back to campus in Waco before the worst stuff hit. She later sent video of herself scraping a passel of ice off her car…

Web Team

Seven Continents, Seven Adventures

In need of a little diabetes inspiration? Look no further than Chris Southwell, a professional athlete with Type 1 diabetes

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Travel Tips for the Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, many people are taking to the roads, rails, and skies for a getaway…

Jan Chait

Home Is Where the Pickles Are

When I said last week I would write more about doctors, little did I know what was about to transpire. Flying to a major US city to attend a meeting, I told the flight attendant a couple of times I was having trouble breathing. His reaction was along the lines of “Uh-huh…”

Jan Chait

It’s Spring and the Travel Bug Is Hitting

The children, as I call them — although they’re young adults now — lined the deck wall-to-wa…er, railing-to-railing last night. My granddaughter was back from spring break, so her best friend was here, too, as was BF’s boyfriend. My grandson’s friend was off work today, so he was here to spend the night. Then there was another friend or two of somebody-or-other. My eyeballs were spinning in my skull. I need to escape…

Jan Chait

Home Sweet Home — Until the Next Trip

If I ever say I’m going on back-to-back trips again…STOP ME!

Jan Chait

End-of-the-Year Musings

Jan Chait

Common Sense Getting More Uncommon

Diane Fennell

Airport Scans Can Cause Diabetes Device Malfunctions

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Going Abroad With Diabetes

Maryam Elarbi

Road Trip, Part 2

Maryam Elarbi

Road Trip!

Jan Chait

On the Other Hand…

Jan Chait

Cruising in a Sea of Frustration

Jan Chait

It’s Vacation Time! Worry, Obsess, and Fret

Jan Chait

Walking Over Shark-Infested Waters

Jan Chait

How Much of Too Much Isn’t Enough?

Jan Chait

ReCALC…ulating

Jan Chait

Hittin’ the Road With Flatt and Scruggs

Jan Chait

“But I Gotta Go NOW!”

Eric Lagergren

Lost It

Jan Chait

The Web Site SAID It Was Accessible!

Joe Eldridge

A Break in the Action

Joe Eldridge

Preparing for the Tour of Korea

Joe Eldridge

A Hard Lesson Learned

Joe Eldridge

Greetings From Belgium

Joe Eldridge

Sick in South Africa

Joe Eldridge

The Racing Season Begins

Jan Chait

Calling All Amputees: Information, Please

Eric Lagergren

Pat Down With Insulin Pump

Jan Chait

Greetings From the Bahamas

Eric Lagergren

Retire from Society Completely I Did Not

Eric Lagergren

Bullet-Point Thursday

Jan Chait

Having “Fun” Can Be Infectious

Jan Chait

Vacation Time is Looming!

Jan Chait

New York City: Where the “Fun” Never Ends. (Part 2)

Jan Chait

New York City: Where the “Fun” Never Ends. (Part 1)

Jan Chait

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired (Not to Mention Hypoglycemic)

Eric Lagergren

Planning Adequately, Eating Poorly

Eric Lagergren

I’m a Traveling Man Who Has Diabetes

Jan Chait

Just Call Me A Peripatetic Diabetic

Jan Chait

Visit to the "Old World" Brings New Surprises

Jan Chait

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth (Mostly)

Jan Chait

Obsession Isn’t Always a Perfume

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What We’re Reading: Nominate and Win!

Eric Lagergren

Beware Diabetic Complacency

Jan Chait

Traveling May Be Expensive, But Friends Are Priceless

Jan Chait

Vacations, Like Diabetes, Can Have Their Ups and Downs

Eric Lagergren

Fifty-One On, One Off (Kinda)

Jan Chait

South of the Border (and So Was My Glucose)

Eric Lagergren

Welcome to Miami (Bienvenidos a Miami)

Eric Lagergren

Mind Your Own Business

David Spero

Going Home for the Holidays

Jan Chait

Back From (Another) Trip

Jan Chait

There’s a Reason We Don’t Call it "Hibegon"

Andy Stuckey

Good-bye, and a Surprise Ending

Andy Stuckey

Tales from Nicaragua

Amy Campbell

Summertime…And the Traveling Is Easy!

Andy Stuckey

Regular Doctor Visits?

Andy Stuckey

Diabetes in the Altitude

Jan Chait

Get Packing! But What? And IN What?

Andy Stuckey

More About My Diabetes/Jack Bauer Man-Purse

Jan Chait

Flying With Sharp Objects

Katharine Davis

Airline Carry-On Rules Slightly Relaxed

Jan Chait

Terrorist-Inspired Diabetes Terrors Weigh on Mind

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