Category Archives: Diabetes

In Praise of Getting It Off Your Chest

A couple of days ago, Christopher Snider wrote a very important post defending My Diabetes Secret (as well as the other “My Chronic Disease Secret” sites he has created). This is my “+1″ to his response. I don’t read My … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling Lucky

Things I Googled this evening: Dexcom G5 Animas Vibe — As in, “Does the Dexcom G5 work with the Animas Vibe?” — It doesn’t look like it . . . yet. Of course, to communicate with the G5 the Animas has to talk … Continue reading

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Jeff Mather, You’re an Ironman

This is a long post. I wish I knew how to make it shorter, but I don’t. It was a long event anyway. “You’re having a great race! Your paces are exactly what you had estimated. I’m so proud of … Continue reading

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Where are we? How did we get here?

Tomorrow’s the Ironman. How did we get here? There was that time in late 2009 when Lisa suggested that we go to the pool before our 2010 trip to Australia so that we would look good and not drown when … Continue reading

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August is done. I’m ready to taper.

Well, well, well. We just finished another month, which this time around coincides nicely with the end of the biggest block of training in my Ironman plan. It was some pretty intense training. In fact, it was so intense that … Continue reading

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Take Care of Yourself

A few weeks ago some of us were talking while waiting for Pool Guy to show up and let us in. Somehow diabetes came up in the conversation. I might have been saying how I had a very good diabetes … Continue reading

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I Like Big Hills: Quassy Half-ironman

Training for an Ironman is a funny thing. The distances and times involved in the event are so long that, on one level, I sort of forgot that a half-ironman is the longest athletic event I’ve ever done. In the … Continue reading

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Brekkie

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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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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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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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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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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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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