Tag Archives: Diabetes

The Rebel Diabetic: Finally Achieving REAL Glucose Control

1 Jun

How I finally got my blood sugar in target range, by ignoring my endocrinologist and being my own advocate.


Sign & Share to Cure Diabetes NOW!

2 Apr

It’s simple, really. JDRF is the world’s preeminent type 1 diabetes fundraising organization. Dr. Denise Faustman at the Faustman Lab is on track to cure type 1 diabetes once and for all. So why doesn’t JDRF give Dr Faustman some cash?

That’s a loaded question, but here’s the point: you can sign my Change.org petition right now, and share it with friends, to DEMAND that JDRF send the Faustman Lab $1Million by the end of the year.

Yep, they’ve got that kind of cash. In fact, JDRF often throws it in all kinds of puzzling directions – like when they donated a cool $20Million to Johnson & Johnson… Yeah, I’m sure they really needed that.

I’m tired of having type 1 diabetes. I’m also tired of JDRF giving us hard-working fundraisers the run-around on why they don’t support Dr F’s research. It comes down to politics, and that’s pretty damn irrelevant to MY pancreas.

Please sign and share with everyone and their mother! Thanks!

PS Please wish the amazing Will Cross a happy birthday tomorrow! He was the first type 1 diabetic mountaineer to summit all 7 highest peaks on every continent! Love ya Will! (PSS – I totally talked to him on the phone when I was planning my own mountaineering expeditions. He’s so awesome!

When Diabetes Becomes Bloodsport

20 Jan


Rarely, my enthusiasm for checking my blood sugar becomes blood sport. Well, not intentionally. My finger spurted blood ALL over my brand new MacBook Air. FML. No big deal. I cleaned and sanitized it.

Has this ever happened to you?

Omnipodding Basics

23 Sep

The second video in my new YouTube TV series: Life with Type 1.

I go over a few basics of changing a pod and how easy it is to dose insulin with the integrated freestyle glucometer.

Tips and tricks for pump shoppers, the newly pumping, and the experienced.

Are you on the Omnipod? Have you tried other pumps as well? Are you just curious? What do you think about the ‘pod?

Down for the Count

11 Sep

Holy really low blood sugar batman! Tonight I was the lowest I’ve ever been – 27! Oh, for heavens sake, I’m not bragging. If anything I’m about to be sick. Do you remember those “your brain on drugs” commercials! Well, my head is a pan of deep fried, congealed bacon fat right now.

This was my second low of the day, perhaps even my third. I’ve become a bit used to it all. The good news is that this is an indication that I’ve been trying harder to reel in my sugar, as it usually floats around in the highs.

The other good news is my dreamy boyfriend made me the best pb & j I have ever had, and in the middle of the night.

Don’t even bother, girls. He’s as mine as the hairs on my head.

Two hours later, and I’m starting to feel a bit better. I have been experiencing acute, rapid onset nausea when low these days too. Do any of you folks have that problem?

Well, time to check the sugar again. Adios for now, ‘manitos.

La Azote Negra :: The Black Whip

13 Aug

So before I was Capitana Phoenix, I was La Azote Negra. Glad I could find this thing. Believe it or not, I thought I deleted it after briefly entering law enforcement (I told you I was a badass!). Well, technically, I was a police officer candidate. I decided not to do it. It was like if The Wire wasn’t just real, but a chocolate-covered, candy-filled version of reality.

Guess I had an identity change, sometime after I went into the social media lost-password-can’t-recover-blog superhero magical laser beam kryptonite death ray device. Yep.
True story.

I made this in Microsoft paint. LOL

The Dawn Phenomenon

12 Aug

Today, I was invited by @MomWithDiabetes to post my story on The Diabetic You. So I did. Battling highs and lows all night, 5:00 in the morning seemed a good a time as any.


As a militantly proud vegetarian of two years, I got a summer cold right before my senior year in high school. I thought it was due to malnourishment, so desperate to feel better, I gave up my cherished diet and scarfed up meat. And cheese. And everything else I could get my hands on.

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