Category Archives: Diabetes

The “Just In Case” Scenario

It’s easy to read posts on diabetes blogs and get the sense that we’re not letting diabetes slow us down at all. That we’re invincible. That, sure it’s an annoyance, but we’ve totally got this. I don’t think any of … Continue reading

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Three Rides’ Data

Over the last eight days, I did three big rides of 65, 102, and 72 miles. I’ve been treating each of my rides as experiments, trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing with diabetes and exercise by the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Medtronic Enlite CGM Sensor

A couple months ago, I wrote about my frustration with the Medtronic Enlite CGM sensor. It was the follow up to my first impressions post, which was actually my view four months in. Those dispatches, along with the one about … Continue reading

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Tires and Tiaras

Editor’s note: I wrote this on the plane back from the JDRF’s Ride to Cure Diabetes in Lake Tahoe. It’s a little long, and if you don’t feel like reading it, here’s the twitter synopsis: I celebrated my 15th year … Continue reading

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Catching up with the Researchers (and Miss Idaho)

I’ve been slowly catching up with the state of diabetes research that was announced around the time I was on vacation. Almost all of these advances are very early in their R&D lifecycle—some that sound promising might go nowhere—but it’s … Continue reading

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Try Try Again

It’s not a secret that I’ve been frustrated with the Medtronic Enlite sensor. I started using it in January but never could quite get it to work as well as I had expected (i.e., well enough to deserve the label … Continue reading

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Bike-Swim-Bike

My exercise week during the summer (ideally) looks something like this: Monday: Swim in the morning Tuesday: Bike to work (about 18 miles), run off the bike (about 3-4 miles). Bike home from work. Wednesday: Swim in the morning. Run … Continue reading

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Diabetes, Please See a Gate Agent at the Podium

I wrote this on the plane and posted right after we got home from the airport . . . at 1:30AM. Lisa and I have been experiencing our fair share of travel shenanigans recently. Two weeks ago on our way to Oregon our … Continue reading

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The D.O.C. Needs a Dark, Brooding, Imperfect, Badass-Wannabe Like Me

You may have noticed that I don’t write quite so much about diabetes here as I used to. (About my diabetes, that is.) If you and I are friends on the The Facebook, you might have also noticed that I … Continue reading

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MWDs: Mice with Diabetes

On Monday, Lisa and I were at a Memorial Day picnic with a bunch of Grinnell alums. As it happens, the party’s host does a lot of research with transgenic, or “knockout” mice. These furry little guys have had part … Continue reading

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Medtronic Minimed Enlite Sensor

I promised myself that I would post about the Minimed Enlite continuous glucose monitor sensor. It’s taken longer than I expected, because I wanted to make sure that I was being as fair as possible. Let’s start with a picture. … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Energy Systems

There are only a few more posts from the notes of what I learned from TeamWILD. Today, we’ll go into the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems in a little more detail. I hope to do a whole post on the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Fueling

Today’s notes on the material TeamWILD’s Marcey Robinson presented covers fueling for performance and recovery. This is a tricky thing for me. I want to use these guidelines, but I find that my evening workouts need significantly more carbs than … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Insulin

This is part two of what I learned from TeamWILD. If you’re over-insulinized, you’re BG might not be low and you might not have the same symptoms as hypoglycemia, but it can lead to rapid drops in blood glucose and … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Review

This is part one of what I learned from TeamWILD. It occurred to me that it would be good to review “Diabetes Exercise Physiology 100″ before diving into the 200-level stuff. You might also want to look at my notes … Continue reading

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