Category Archives: Diabetes

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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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Intro

A couple of years ago, Heather Leide, the awesome coach of the Pancremaniacs, convinced me to purchase a TeamWILD training plan as I prepared for my first 70.3 event. I was most interested in the “having someone tell me how … Continue reading

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Speed of Carbs

On Tuesday I had a little conversation with a coworker about carb-loading. (He ran a 2:23 on Monday, finishing 41st in the Boston Marathon and 33rd among men.) “I crammed so many carbs in the days leading up to the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Stuff and Its Cost

Here’s my take on last week’s kerfuffle concerning the NY Times article about diabetes improvements and their high costs: That’s all of my diabetes stuff . . . and that doesn’t include the pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) transmitter that I’m currently … Continue reading

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Crash, Part Two

Am I Kris Freeman? Nope, pretty sure. Am I in Vancouver, having just watched him go hypoglycemic during an Olympic race? I think this looks like my bedroom. Why would I be in Vancouver? Why wouldn’t I be in Sochi? … Continue reading

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Retrospective

I’ve been gathering all of my diabetes related data for more than a year now: carbs, boluses, BG readings, CGM traces, exercise data, insulin changes, etc. Almost all of this data is automatically generated and captured through my pump/CGM, and … Continue reading

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