A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

The Grammys

I watched The Grammy’s last weekend and was amazed at the talent and creativity present in the room.  The music and energy created in Las Vegas made their way into homes across the world, including ours. As I watched, I thought about how artists make and perform their...

Joslin 50th Medalist Visit

As my 50th milestone with type 1 neared, I mentioned it to my endocrinologist. He smiled and said, “That’s a great start!” My sister shared it with the pediatric endo (he’s a friend) that treats her son. His response was more in line with mine, “Oh wow… what a...

Me

After leaving both the family nest and college cocoon, I entered the real world. It was 1981 and I had a good job with a public accounting firm in Kansas City.  Now on my own and single, I was experiencing way too many lows amidst the erratic way I was living. I...

Blood Meters

Two years after graduating from college, I became frustrated with the number of  hypoglycemic episodes and the impact they had on my exercise, work and relationships.  So, in 1983 I sought help from a specialist and set up an appointment with an endocrinologist....