the lion sleeps tonight

a1c a1c, here we go again. feeling a little stuck: habit changes, diet changes, exercise additions a1c same same same. i know nothing as demoralizing as changing your diabetes habits and not seeing any diabetes change. it is like trying to dig a hole in cement with a rubber shovel. stressful and even while putting […]

the holes of my sweater

struck i was, by the call to depart from violent language number four. right there. ilana jacqueline typed the words i couldn’t shape in a blog post. pushing my chronic pressure points, laughing and crying and relating. i wanted to reach out and hug her. you’re not living with chronic illness if you’re “fighting” it, […]

pop, pop, pop that thang

this post is not drug related, despite the title. or, well, i guess it is. insulin is a drug isn’t it? correction to that first line there: this post is indeed drug related. LIFE UPDATE i moved to mesa, arizona on sunday night. yes, i did mean to write night. we left berkeley, california around […]

don’t you want somebody to love?

patient and waiting for the chance to ask, a woman in the back stands to say “my patients are asking, ‘why me?’ and i don’t know what to say.” there, right there, i wanted to shift my body weight from my butt to my feet, throw my arms up in the air and say, “EXACTLY!” […]

Diabetes Blog Week 2014: Day 4

MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS MANTRAS ……………………………………………………………………to live by. quit slackin’ and make shit happen. ….while you’re doing that, keep in mind that the only thing constant is change. …….when things get wonky, know that better management is not a destination, but rather a way of life ……….while forming happy habits, […]

Diabetes Blog Week 2014: Day 3

that was my first diabetes blog. A Bit of a Written Advantage i started it when i was 20 and kept it a secret until now. i did so because it reveals a darkened heart and a troubled soul i didn’t share it with my parents i didn’t share it with my friends i am […]

Diabetes Educational Model Crowd-Funding Campaign

favor requested below! i’ve been working with a man with t1 diabetes who creates educational 3d models of proteins. his name is casey steffen and his work is spectacular. he has created a hemoglobin model duo to show the difference between glycated and normal hemoglobin (as you see above). i don’t often use this space […]

Rocking Coachella With Diabetes

today i am heading out to coachella. it is a music festival in indio, CA near los angeles. it is four days of dancing in the hot hot sun. before i get to the diabetes part of this post, i must disclose that the photo above came about because our only housemate who couldn’t attend […]

let me share this whole new world with you

there is much debate in the diabetes online (and offline) community about whether a person with diabetes ought to be considered or consider one self, “disabled”. sharing my position on this is something i’ve been very weary of because my feeling is that it goes against the grain of the majority rule. but alas, here […]