Living With Diabetes: My Hair

I noticed it for the first time about a month after getting out of the hospital. I ran my fingers through my hair one day - sitting on the couch, maybe? - and noticed a lot, like, a lot came out in my hands. Which was weird. But then it kept happening. I'd get up from the sofa … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: My Hair

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Living With Diabetes: The First 2 Months

If I had to organize the events of the recent past into sequences, Sequence 1 ended with my first trip to the endocrinologist. I went from symptoms to diagnosis – “This is definitely Type 1 diabetes” (and, you know, maybe type 2, too). Now I had to learn how to live with the disease. In recognition of … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The First 2 Months

What. Just. Happened: The (world’s greatest) Endocrinologist (Part 6)

Part 6. For Part 5, click here.  For Part 4, click here. For Part 3, click here.  For Part 2, click here.  For Part 1, click here.  I have the world’s greatest endocrinologist. She is the world’s greatest endocrinologist for a million reasons; many of which you will hear about as I continue with this … Continue reading What. Just. Happened: The (world’s greatest) Endocrinologist (Part 6)

What. Just. Happened: Out and In (Part 5)

Part 5. For Part 4, click here. For Part 3, click here. For Part 2, click here.  For Part 1, click here.  All told, I spent two nights in the ICU, and three days in the hospital. This comprised: Dozens of visits by social workers, nutritionists, endocrinologists, diabetes educators, doctors, residents and nurses 4 diabetes … Continue reading What. Just. Happened: Out and In (Part 5)