A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

Recent Posts

Newly Diagnosed: 50 years of perspective

If you are new to type 1, this is for you. You didn’t ask for type 1 and it certainly didn’t arrive with much notice.  I am sorry for all the change going on now. Life isn’t a straight line and some angles don’t come with much warning. Type 1 is one of those! While it...

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Novolog Results

Last week, my Endocrinologist provided a sample of Novolog so I could compare results to Humalog. I tried Novolog twenty years ago when it was the chosen (read less cost) fast acting insulin provided by my medical insurance plan.  It’s the same situation now.  Anyway,...

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Gratitude #7: Tullis Hall Ice Cream

Candy such as jelly beans, sugar babies, lifesavers, and tootsie pops.  Candy bars including Snickers, Butterfingers, and Baby Ruths.  Soda drinks like Coke, Pepsi, RC Cola, and Dr. Pepper.  Sugared cereals like Captain Crunch, Sugar Pops and Smacks. These were the...

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Endo Visit results

Doctor visits went well this week.  The first on Wednesday was more of a walk in ... get the second shingles vaccine ... and walk out.  Felt puny the first night, but better the next day.  The nurse said that the reaction to the second shot is usually milder if the...

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Gratitude #6: Athletes of 60s & 70s

My childhood was all about being outside and active.  Kicking a ball onto the front face of our home’s roof and running to the backyard to catch the ball before it hit the ground.  Did that over and over.  Day after day. Elementary school graduated to recess with...

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Prep for Endo Visit

This week is full of doctors visits.  Tomorrow I get the second (and final) shingles vaccine.  Not real excited as the first one had more pain that other vaccines I've had, including tenanus & covid.  Oh well ... a little short term pain for long term protection...

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26 Years together!

26 years ago today Kendra and I tied the knot in St. Louis.  I am so grateful for our love and relationship.  I am honored to be married to her, her kindness and generosity, patience (especially with me) and difference she makes with our family and others. Honey,...

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Acceptance. That’s the other word that I believe describes how to live well with type 1 Wikipedia says acceptance is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to...

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... is the one (of two) words that describe (what I believe) are essential to living well with type 1.  Let's take a closer look at the meaning of resilience. It's an adjective - used to describe a person place or thing. And that person it's describing ... is us. As...

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Sick day … oh those blood sugar levels!

Came home from work on Friday not feeling well. Went out to dinner with Kendra, Connor and the Groovers.  I wasn't hungry, split a reuben with Connor and barely ate my half.  Came home and didn't feel right. Blood sugar was 255 - and I don't do 255!  Bolused to get it...

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About Reed

1st Insulin Prescription Label
50 yr. Joslin Medal

This Is Not Medical Advice

This site shares my learning & observations over 50 years of living with type 1 diabetes. At the top of that list is that diabetes is unique and requires a relationship between a patient and medical professional to develop a personalized treatment plan. One size does not fit all and nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice!