A Very Mild Funk

Perhaps it's the time of year, but the past few weeks I've failed to find motivation for the maintenance of healthy habits. I know it's not a big deal; one can't ceaselessly ride the wave of "life's awesome" in the way I'd been doing so for the past — well, let's just say that I've been funkless for a long time... Read More

Worried To Bed, Fine To Wake

It's early in the morning here in Southeast Michigan. How's your diabetes? Mine's doing just fine. Last night when I went to bed, however, I worried that my night might be long and fraught with blood glucose issues... Read More

The Annual Doctor Visit Approaches

I know, right? The title of this week's blog entry? As if I go to the doctor only once a year! Except for the first time in five years, it's actually true that, as far as my primary-care physician is concerned, I'm visiting her again for the first time in a year. The checkup... Read More

Lost It

Let me recap for you a rather boneheaded thing I did on Sunday's trip home from Kansas during which I lost, for the first time in my tenure as a person with Type 1 diabetes, an important part of my diabetes accoutrement... Read More

Crooked Cannula

Sunday started for me like most days. Wait, let me revise that sentence and begin again. Sunday, as far as diabetes goes, as far as my health goes, started for me like most days... Read More

Age or Illness

I'm 37 years old. That's not young, despite people 15 or 20 or 30 years older than I am telling me, "You're still young." People, I'm over twice the age I was when I graduated high school. My friends have children who are graduating high school this year. I have gray hair... Read More

Good Control Equals Quiet Me

My wife and I have a pretty good group of friends who for years we've met up with at our local microbrewery, which is a short walk from our house. We gather every few weeks or as often as possible to sit around and talk, enjoy a beer or two, play cards, and other good friends good times social activities that, if you want to imagine it, probably looks kind of like a beer advertisement — cue the music... Read More