Hypoglycemia Treatment: how to avoid the blood-sugar-roller-coaster


I love roller-coasters.  Since childhood, I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of holding on for dear life while being thrust in 37 different directions racing on a track high above the ground.  What I don’t like are blood-sugar-roller-coasters.  Those days when the sugar and the insulin can’t seem to balance….and it feels like someone spiked your … Read moreHypoglycemia Treatment: how to avoid the blood-sugar-roller-coaster

Finding your “Why”


I often speak of having “reasons”, a “why”, a “greater good” that’s bigger than ourselves.  I truly believe that this framework constitutes a pillar of success in life, and therefore, in diabetes management.  The following is an excerpt from an earlier post, where I describe the foundation of my “why”, and how it provides clear … Read moreFinding your “Why”


“I’m sorry, sir, but the insurance will not cover you to test that many times per day.” “I don’t have any other patients testing that much, there must be some other issues going on.  I know your A1c is good, but you shouldn’t have to test that often.” I’ve heard these lines and many others … Read moreTesting…testing…1-2-3

Tips for Battling the Diabetes Blues

It’s basically impossible to live your entire life without at least once feeling down in the dumps about diabetes. Check out the video below where I describe 2 tips that may help you persevere through such feelings.  Let me know what get you through in the comments below. Thanks!…..and let’s be less than 7, greater … Read moreTips for Battling the Diabetes Blues

Simple System for Beating Diabetes Burnout

“Aaahhhhhhrrrrrrrrrrruuuuummmmmmfffflippinnnnn’fuzzysasquatch!” This is is an actual quote from me from 3 days ago when my meter read 259 mg/dL.  I was having a great day up to that point, diabetically speaking.  I went for an amazing jog that morning.  My carb-counting was worthy of a prestigious mathematician award.  I was following my diet with the … Read moreSimple System for Beating Diabetes Burnout

Easily Digestible Facts About Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is essentially the result of nerve damage in the gastro-intestinal tract. As the name implies, it is paresis, or partial paralysis of the intestines. Consequently, digestion takes much longer and is much more difficult than normal. Gastroparesis is generally the result of many years of poor blood sugar control. It is not a particularly … Read moreEasily Digestible Facts About Gastroparesis