Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 3)

My senses were on full alert in the two weeks after my first infusion. I was hyper-attuned to my body, noticing every sniffle, every yawn, every ache and pain.  If I sneezed, I immediately started thinking "side effect". If my stomach hurt, I began composing an email to the team at the Diabetes Center about … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 3)

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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)

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: 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)