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Traveling with Diabetes.

SUM in Other Places, Traveling June 28, 2016 6 Comments

Over on the Tandem website, there’s a new bit about traveling with diabetes (that I helped craft up), and that went live this morning.  You can read more here: But it made me think about my travel experiences this past weekend (I was in Seattle for the ConnecT1D retreat – more on that in a few days, as I’m waiting…

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Stress!!!! and Diabetes.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling March 25, 2015 8 Comments

Do your blood sugars respond to food?  Of course.  How about to insulin?  And exercise?  A big “hell yes” to those, too.  Food, insulin, and exercise have tangible influence on my blood sugar levels.  But one influencer that I don’t often take into account is stress … which is a ridiculous variable for me to ignore because stress can make…

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Not Guten for My Gut.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling September 22, 2014 10 Comments

Skipping gluten was once classified as a preference, but the last few weeks have shown me – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that gluten is not “guten” for my gut.  It feels good, figuring out what was causing so much chaos, and I feel more human, and much healthier. So all that “oooh, so healthy!!” stuff aside, going…

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Missed Manners.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling February 20, 2014 60 Comments

So this popped up as a Q&A in a recent Miss Manners column: “DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a businessman who frequently flies both domestically and internationally. I also happen to be an insulin-dependent diabetic.  I currently do my glucose testing in my seat. It does involve using a lancet device to get a drop of blood to test, but…

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