On the Road with “The Brimley”

So this week I've been a traveling diabetic. Our tour started Monday night in Auburn, Alabama, and from there we went to Nashville and last night played in Birmingham. We have a long drive today to Savannah and we plan to do what we always do on long road trips: Anytime we stop for gas, we check and see if the gas station sells compact discs, and if they do, we purchase the worst-looking one. Read More

A New Device and Rotating Injection Sites

So I checked my mail yesterday and received a package from one of my friends who left New York a while back for a job in Texas. He sent me a few samples of an injection therapy device known as the I-Port. While it sounds like something Apple could have designed, I promise you that it requires no software or technical knowledge to understand. Read More

On Set with Diabetes

This week has been quite a change from life in Brooklyn, New York. I’m currently in Seagrove Beach, Florida, with my wife Katherine, Murray, and a few other friends filming our last two videos for Heavy.com. Read More

Sweating and Diabetes: The Tale of My Fake Snakeskin Pants

Another week has gone by, and for you regular readers who were left hanging at the end of last week’s blog entry, we ended up using a combination of powdered sugar and Sweet’N Low for fake cocaine in our video shoot. You’ll have to watch the video when Heavy.com releases it to see where it comes into play. Let’s just say it’s the worst- and best-case scenario for an 80’s hair band. Read More

Get Thee to a Doctor’s Office!

This week, I’ve been thinking about why it took me so long to go back and see the doctor. I realized after scheduling my appointment that it has been almost two years. I feel like I’ve been taking good care of myself for the last two years—I just haven’t gone to the doctor to get proof. Read More

Birthdays, Vistors, and a Solid Meal

This week is the most important week of the year. Why is that, you ask? Well, it’s my wife’s birthday this Sunday. Not good enough? How about that it’s my niece Sara Reeves’s birthday on Monday. Still not good enough? It’s my brother Reeves’s birthday on Wednesday. I’ve already given them their gifts, except for my little brother. I’ll be sure to take him an extra NovoLog FlexPen the next time I travel to Alabama (he also has diabetes). Read More

Regular Doctor Visits?

This week has been another busy one and will continue to be busy into the weekend. Jon Murray and I plan to shoot our second music video for www.heavy.com this Saturday. We’ve hired a group of professional dancers and some old friends from our sketch comedy group to help us out. I also scheduled an appointment with my endocrinologist and realized that I haven’t seen her in over a year. Read More

Diabetes in the Altitude

I spent the last week in Crested Butte, Colorado, for what has now become an annual family ski trip. The place we were staying was at an elevation of 7,000-something feet. Of course, my mom told us to drink plenty of water and take saltwater nose drops to flush the system out. All of this is fine and dandy, but I wondered what, if any, effect does altitude have on diabetes? Read More