One of my favorite movies growing up (and even as an adult) was The Wizard of Oz. I learned many lessons about life from its symbolism. Without question, the most profound message I learned was that inner peace and happiness are never found “over the rainbow”, but in our own back yards (faith, family, and personal relationships). It was only at the end of her journey through O...

Our diabetes technology is amazing. But it's no better than its weakest link. With diabetes therapy there are many potential stumbling blocks on the path to good control.

Case in point. The device above is an insulin pump catheter. The cost to make one one these is pennies. The sales price is a bit more. But this one created a $15,000 bill for one family. Insulin pumpers know e...

"How does diabetes stand by you?"

I find metaphors useful in describing diabetes concepts and our approaches to self-care. One I often evoke with patients is "how do you walk with diabetes"?

In my experience as a person with diabetes for a half century, and as a Diabetologist, I can say that there are only three ways we "walk" with our condition.

We journey through our...

One of my roles as an endocrinologist and certified diabetes educator (CDE) is to educate and support my patients' diabetes care skills in ways that help them understand how to best problem-solve and troubleshoot daily diabetes dilemmas. It's all about fulfilling my mission of empowering persons with diabetes.

We all have a set of values and beliefs we...

My day job is as a pediatric endocrinologist ("peds endo" in the diabetes on line community vernacular). In our current health care system, primary care “providers” (doctors, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners) evaluate and examine patients, determine if their patient needs more assistance or care than what they can provide, and then get referred on to specialists...

Ever since numbers crept into the management of diabetes, all of us have fallen prey to our desire to compare and contrast. Searching for differences and variances in any situation are simply part of being a human being. That would not be much of a problem if we didn’t take the next step: to judge. Whether it’s the A1C, BG meter readings or sensor patterns, our ability to comp...

One of my core beliefs about diabetes is that quality self-care is derived from an ongoing series of choices we’re constantly making (whether we realize it or not). Action and omission (NOT acting) are both choices. The ups and downs of our blood sugar levels are beholden to many (if not most) of our actions (or lack thereof).

The corollary to this is that a health c...

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