Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Scott Coulter

A Series of Unfortunate Meals…

I’m writing this week from North Carolina, site of my family reunion. We’ve all come together to celebrate my cousin’s wedding in Atlanta, and then all made the trek up to Highlands, NC, where my grandfather lived for the last 30 years of his life…

Amy Campbell

Summertime: Hazardous for People With Diabetes?

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” goes the refrain to an old but popular song. Summertime SHOULD be easy: Winter is over, the sun is shining bright, and chances are you have plans for a vacation…

Scott Coulter

Back From the Border — and Back to Basics

I just got back from Canada, where I played a couple shows with a local band that goes up there every now and then. It was a fun trip, a good couple of shows, and now I’m back home, enjoying my own bed and the comforts of home…

Jan Chait

On the Ocean, Seeking Perfection

A thousand pardons. I said I would write more about hypoglycemia this week. In short, vacation preparations got in the way. I didn’t even have time to get my hair cut and barely managed to pack…

Jan Chait

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

What’s that old Connie Francis song? Oh, yeah: “V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! In the summer sun!” For many people, summertime is time to hit the road. Most just throw some stuff in a suitcase and go. Those of us with diabetes have a bit of planning to do…

Jan Chait

Aw, Geez — It’s Almost May! Time to Get Crackin’

I have NO idea what possessed me but, a bit more than one year ago, I decided to go on a cruise in May of this year accompanied by four 20-somethings. This should be interesting…

Jan Chait

Taking an Unwelcome Guest Along for a Visit

Web Team

Seven Continents, Seven Adventures

Web Team

Travel Tips for the Fourth of July

Jan Chait

Home Is Where the Pickles Are

Jan Chait

It’s Spring and the Travel Bug Is Hitting

Jan Chait

Home Sweet Home — Until the Next Trip

Jan Chait

End-of-the-Year Musings

Jan Chait

Common Sense Getting More Uncommon

Diane Fennell

Airport Scans Can Cause Diabetes Device Malfunctions

Web Team

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

Web Team

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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Recipes for Spring
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