Exercise & Fitness

Finish Line Vision: An Interview with Jay Hewitt

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes December 4, 2017 No Comments

I remember watching Jay Hewitt speak at a Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference several years ago thinking, “Why do people do Ironman triathlons? ¬†And also, if you do more than one, have they done Ironmans or Ironmen?” ¬†Grammar quandary aside*, Jay is a physical force to be reckoned with and he’s done the whole Ironman journey with diabetes…


What to Work On.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes and Emotions, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 9, 2017 6 Comments

I’ve gotten lazy in my diabetes management. ¬†And I’m not proud of it. ¬†My recent A1C result was still in my goal range but not where it was a few months ago, and I’d love to return to that level of control. ¬†Thing is, I’ve gone soft when it comes to following through on my daily diabetes duties. Yeah. ¬†I’m…



Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes December 12, 2016 3 Comments

We have a newly-minted kiddo. ¬†That’s an established fact. ¬†He is cleaned, fed, and loved all day long. Here’s the problem: ¬†I’m not cleaned, fed, or loved all day long. ¬†It’s embarrassing to admit that, but it’s the truth. ¬†I’m struggling hard with self-care. ¬†And I also kind of buck up against even the admission of struggling with self-care, because…


Practice Turkey.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diet and Food, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life March 10, 2015 82 Comments

Chris and I are both from big families with piles of aunts and uncles and cousins at every birthday party.¬† Part of being part of a flurry of people means big holiday gatherings, and Chris and I are prepping ourselves to start hosting some of the holidays. Problem is, I’m a terrible cook.¬† Or, better stated:¬† an inexperienced cook.¬† Cooking…


Guest Post: No Child Should Die of Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger October 10, 2014 7 Comments

Veerle Vanhuyse is off and running … literally.¬† Verlee lives with type 1 diabetes and is running the NYC Marathon in a few weeks, aiming to raise awareness and funds for the IDF’s Life for a Child program.¬† Today, I’m proud to be hosting a post from Veerle about her marathon goals! *¬†¬† *¬†¬† * A quarter of a century…