Author Archives: Jeff Mather


I intended to post this last Friday for Day 5 of (the now past) Diabetes Blog Week, but life got in the way. “Write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended … Continue reading

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Deferents and Epicycles

Hey, we’re halfway through Diabetes Blog Week 2015! So far so good. I’ve been doing my best to write to the prompts this year, but I think I’ve taken a few liberties. Anyway, I think I stuck close today. “Today … Continue reading

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Swim Selfie

Last month, someone from my college sent me a little gift in the mail. It happened to arrive the same day as some new goggles. Naturally, I had to thank her with a picture of me making the most of … Continue reading

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In the Cupboard

Here we go: day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week. “Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let’s clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or … Continue reading

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Impromptu Masters’ Swim Workout

Last week I posed my tri-peep Alex this riddle: “Guess what we call Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Mather house.” Alex thought about it for a moment and said, “I dunno. What?” “Bath day!” She feigned horror and then … Continue reading

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A Secret Is Something You Tell Another Person

On today’s installment of 2015 Diabetes Blog Week, we talk about secrets. “Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose … Continue reading

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NE Season Opener 2015 Pictures

The always awesome Lisa took these pictures at the NE Season Opener triathlon on Sunday. Click on any of them for a larger version. Aren’t they great?

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If You’re Here, You’re Awesome.

Hey, hey! It’s Diabetes Blog Week again. Last year I missed it, but I’m going to try my best this year. “Lets kick things off this year by looking at the positive side of our lives with diabetes. What have … Continue reading

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Warmer than Expected – NE Season Opener 2015

Sunday, I did my first triathlon of the season. In fact, it was my first race of the year since the biathlon in March. Because it was so short—1/3 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5K run—it was a pretty … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe, but week 8 of Ironman training is upon me. Hard to believe because eight weeks means I’m almost 1/3 of the way through the training plan. It’s also hard to believe because the last recovery week … Continue reading

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March and April Round-up

I workout. A lot. It seems to have become what I do. It all started in 2009 when I started cycling and running again. And then it really ramped up when I started doing triathlons. Now, with Ironman training, I’m … Continue reading

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Reading: Machine Learning and Diabetes

Currently reading: “A Machine Learning Approach to Predicting Blood Glucose Levels for Diabetes Management” [PDF] (Plis, Bunescu, Marling, Shubrook, and Schwartz 2014) “Machine Learning for Diabetes Decision Support” [PDF] (Wiley 2011) “Blood Glucose Level Prediction using Physiological Models and Support … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon 2015

Monday was the Boston Marathon, and for the first time I was at the finish line in Boston. My cousin from Wisconsin qualified for Boston and stayed at our house on marathon weekend. Sunday, we all went to the expo—which … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method – Part 1

My little notebook of diabetes and exercise details is turning out to be really helpful. (My own diabetes software tools have been invaluable at aggregating all of the information and helping me retrospectively look at it.) Tuesday night I gathered … Continue reading

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Boston Strong

The 2015 Boston Marathon starts in exactly five days as I post this dispatch. My cousin is running it, and Lisa and I will be watching it together for the first time and for the first time near the finish … Continue reading

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