I can cross “tour an insulin manufacturing facility” off my bucket list.
It was absolutely mind-blowing.
There is a lot of science involved, much of which I am not quite bright enough to understand. But the basic idea is that they start with some E. coli bacteria that is modified to produce insulin as it grows, [...]Continue Reading →
I recently returned from a short trip to Indianapolis, IN for a visit with Lilly Diabetes*. They hosted a summit with about a dozen people from the diabetes online community and gave us a chance to learn more about what they’ve been up to since the last meeting.
I was pleased [...]Continue Reading →
Happy 33rd diaversary, Scott!
Today is not about doing great with your diabetes management. Like everyone else with type 1 diabetes, you have your ups and downs.
Today is not about surviving another year. Like many others with diabetes you are doing much more than surviving. You are living well with type 1 diabetes.
Today [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve been clawing my way out of an exercise funk that started around the first of the year. It’s been a terrible fight so far, and full of speed bumps.
About eight weeks ago I started getting back to the YMCA for basketball. About six weeks ago I twisted my ankle while playing. Worst sprain [...]Continue Reading →
I’m honored to introduce you to Laddie (@MNAZLaddie on Twitter). When the weather here in Minneapolis is nice, she lives here. The other 11 months of the year she migrates to more a more hospitable climate in Arizona. Okay, I was kidding about the 11 months thing, the weather is [...]Continue Reading →
I wake up to treat a low. I have five glucose tabs, wait until my BG is back up, then fall back asleep.
I’m low again thirty minutes later. I go downstairs and exercise great restraint by eating just one bowl of Lucky Charms (that’s hard to do even when I’m not low…). I pass [...]Continue Reading →
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