Podder Talk™ Blog
When I started my Freshman Year of college I knew things were about to make a full 180° spin.
“What’s that thing on your arm?”
While so many people compare life with diabetes to a never-ending roller coaster ride, I’m proof that real-life roller coasters can be fun! When I visit my local theme park on a hot summer day, I always remember my sunscreen, water and most importantly, a bag full of diabetes supplies.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when patients, clinicians, and others whose lives are touched by diabetes bring attention to the challenges of this disease.
Counting carbs at every meal, figuring out how much insulin to dose and having to regularly stick my son with needles are all a huge burden, not to mention waking up every couple of hours and constantly worrying about his levels, day or night.
St. Patrick’s Day is here – time to flaunt your green garb and enjoy a pint with good friends, no matter their heritage. Eat, drink and be merry…but don’t let the leprechaun play tricks on your blood sugar.
The third and last leg of pregnancy can sometimes be described as rough, and it can be, but you know what else it is? Amazing!
It's no joke when people say that every pregnancy is different! I had one wonderful pregnancy with my son, Nikita, but this one... this one is different. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not married to the porcelain god or anything, but the nausea!
It’s not every day you meet someone who can dead lift a car, bend a steel frying pan with his bare hands, or carry 200 pounds across a parking lot. But meeting someone who can do all of that with type 1 diabetes is downright impressive!
Work, family, school, traffic, finances, and relationships are common sources of stress for many of us. Add diabetes management and you may feel totally overwhelmed.
When Marathoner and Podder Matt Patrick approaches the start line in Hopkinton, MA on April 16th, it will be his 14th time running the Boston Marathon as a qualifier, with dozens more marathons and longer distance races under his belt.
Late last summer, parts of the United States and Puerto Rico were devastated by extreme weather with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the California Wildfires.