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Personally, I find it easier said than done to have good, consistent blood sugar levels on a weekend … more

It’s still October, yet the big box store where I shop for household essentials is already festooned … more

Two years ago, on St. Patrick’s Day (for good luck, of course), I shoved off the North American cont … more

The FDA has approved Dexcom’s CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SH … more

On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and seni … more

For the past three falls since Bisi was diagnosed, we’ve done the JDRF walkathon to raise money to c … more

I don’t know what it is about weekends, holidays and vacations, but it seems like my insulin pumps ( … more

Lettuce wraps are a great way to take your favorite fast food items and make them far healthier. You … more

It’s easy to criticize the FDA — people with diabetes do it all the time. Why are device … more

‘Don’t all diabetics have bad breath?’   The question hit me like a giant wave, knocking me off my f … more

 Medtronic has begun enrolling  patients in an investigational device exemption (IDE) study of its … more

Over the years I’ve experienced a lot of different work environments, and having a good work ethic i … more

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my frustrations with One Touch and their lack of customer service w … more

When I returned from Bangalore earlier this year, having worked with health professionals at a diabe … more

Marjorie’s 15 MinutesA Sweet Life Oct 13, 2014, 11:58 am
A few months ago, Jess Apple asked if I’d be interested in creating a t-shirt design for a fundraise … more

A quick peek in the freezer the other day brought to light a bag of  sunflower seeds and some chia s … more

Last fall, my daughter, Bisi, and I went to a talk by Doug Melton, a co-director of   Harvard’s Stem … more

If you took a survey of people with Type 1 diabetes and asked them to tell you what’s frustrat … more

I read desperate pleas from parents and spouses online about family members who are not keeping up w … more

Purple with a PurposeA Sweet Life Oct 8, 2014, 1:58 pm
Blue is an important color to me because it represents the fight against diabetes. But others close … more

On  October 24, hundreds of women with diabetes and their loved ones will descend upon the Embassy S … more

I am a lucky JDRF volunteer. I get to learn all about Type 1 diabetes research, have it translated f … more

We are very excited to announce that the Marjorie t-shirt fundraiser sale kicks off today.   Shirts … more

When I was growing up, my parents had a book on their bookshelf called  How To Talk So Kids Will Lis … more

‘Tis the season to eat pumpkin – It’s officially that time of year, when the weather cools do … more

In July my kids and I stood along our town’s village green and cheered on the triathletes competing … more

I don’t have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am merely a diabetic.After much soul searching, and ev … more

A few weeks ago I conducted this year’s first meeting of the College Diabetes Network’s UMass Amhers … more

My Purse Has Diabetes, TooA Sweet Life Sep 30, 2014, 1:58 pm
During my senior year in high school, I once made the tragic mistake of leaving my purse on my car w … more

I’ve always loved to travel, and so when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 22, one … more

Sounds disastrous, doesn’t it? Diabetes is tough to manage. Throw in factors like drinking alcohol a … more

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is just around the corner.   Traditionally, Rosh Hashana meals in … more

I never thought I would say this, but it is an exciting time to have diabetes.This decade has brough … more

On Thursday the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Trulicity, by Eli Lilly and Comp … more

I’ve been on an insulin pump for about 13 years now, and I love the convenience of being able … more

Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter together? I think not. These chocolate pea … more

Novo Nordisk has been granted marketing  authorization  by the European Commission for a new injecta … more

I’ve called customer service over at One Touch not once, not twice, but THREE times this week. Why? … more

Data presented today at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabete … more

JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Tid … more

You can’t “control” diabetes. The very nature of blood sugar — whether you h … more

A few weeks ago I had breakfast with Jessica Apple at a cafe near Bryant Park in New York City. I pe … more

Today, at the 50th  Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Nov … more

‘Growing up, I never wanted to be Miss America, but I knew I wanted to make a difference.’ ‘ Miss Am … more

Caprese Eggplant RollsA Sweet Life Sep 12, 2014, 10:58 am
Who needs pasta shells when you have eggplant? Thinly sliced and rolled eggplant filled with ricotta … more

 What if there were a magical ‘lower your A1c” wand? You just pull it out, swoop it over your … more

Photo by Jeffrey LashI spent the majority of this summer in the backcountry of Wyoming working on a … more

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for  Eli Lilly and Company  and Boehring … more

And goodbye, normalcy! My return back to school was nothing short of crazy, which means my diabetes … more

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