Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 2)

The amount of paperwork that goes into signing consent for a clinical trial is staggering, and quite frankly, enough to make even the most confident participant start to feel a little anxious. You're literally writing your name to a multi-page document that says you acknowledge whatever the heck could happen to you, and heck yes, you're OK … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 2)

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Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 1)

Control. It's a big theme of this blog, much as it's been a big theme of my life this past year. The diabetes diagnosis wrenched control away from me and threatened never to give it back. Especially those first few months, I felt completely at the mercy of my disease. I thought about it constantly. I … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 1)

Living With Diabetes: On Mortality

Someone, in posting about my blog on Facebook, mentioned that one of the issues it covered was “mortality”. I hadn't thought that was particularly a subject I was writing about, but today's post proved me solidly wrong. Of course this blog is about mortality. It's a blog about chronic illness. In a way, can the two possibly be … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: On Mortality

Living With Diabetes: My First Low

I never, ever, ever would have believed that one day I'd be writing about SCIENCE on the internet. And like, medicine. And math. These were my least favorite subjects in school. I am solidly an English/Theater type of girl. But hey, I also never would have believed that I'd one day post my weight on the internet. Or a … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: My First Low