CGM Coverage

I’m happy to say I got a CGM not long after and also enrolled in a study at Joslin Diabetes Center with Dr. Howard Wolpert. It compares 2 groups of T1 patients: one set uses a CGM to monitor blood sugars, the other uses a CGM plus the glucose meter. I’m in the latter group.  …

(Not Really) Satisfying

I just heard an ad for raspberry cheesecake flavored Yoplait. Like so many food ads it’s always about satisfying (forbidden, midnight etc.) cravings with something sweet, indulgent and “satisfying.” But eating food which is engineered specifically to keep you eating requires even more energy to stop even though the ad says that eating this food will…

Too Good to Help

About 2 months ago now, my endocrinologist recommended I get a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). A CGM continuously tracks your blood sugars and you wear it on your body like an insulin pump. Which is why I resisted it for so many years. One device was enough, thank you. But though my numbers are good,…

Forever Responsible

And finally one last bit of wisdom from the fox to the little prince. A world of truth in 2 short sentences. “Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible forever, for what you have tamed.” ~Antione de Saint Exupery, Le Petit Prince    

[Recipe] Raw Cacao Cherry Brownie

Originally posted on Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides N.D.:
An excellent pre-work out snack that will give you lots of energy coming from good sources of carbohydrates, medium chain triglycerides and omega fatty acids. The delicious brownies also contain lots of healthy minerals that we need to replenish when we sweat at the gym. It also…

Graduation Words to My Son

Writing about Mr. Rogers and his commencement speech reminded me of the words I spoke to my oldest son at his high school graduation party, when we were sharing memories of him and wishing him well. I’ve re-read those words at various turning points in my, and my son’s, life. Nick graduated in 2003–I was…

What is Essential

Mr. Rogers was a fan of  Saint Exupery. He had a quote from The LIttle Prince framed, and it hung over his desk. A reference to essentialism of a different sort. Beside my chair in my office is a framed piece of calligraphy with a sentence from Saint Exupery’s book, The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)….

Bowing to Our Neighbors

When my sons were small they loved watching Mr. Rogers. I can’t say I loved watching Mr. Rogers, though I was thrilled they did because he was so kind and the show was so calm. But when Mr. Rogers died, I was deeply affected and sad. Since then I have come to love reading things…

Violence of Technology

Building on the previous post and how we do violence to ourselves through “well-intentioned” over-commitment, this is a brief consideration of the violent consequences of technological approaches driven solely by expediency and efficiency. When measuring human success, we use terms borrowed from technology, words and phrases like, outputs, operational objectives and capabilities, hitting benchmarks etc. but treating workers (people!) like…

Well-Intentioned Violence

My weeks away from here have been consumed writing a grant due May 30th. This grant money replaces federal money recently cut from our program, so there’s a lot of pressure to succeed. Intense periods periods of work test the routines that sustain health and creativity. I’ve managed to do most of my daily routines: meditate, exercise, stretch/yoga,…