For the first time in thirty six years diabetes was not the first thing on my mind - here's why.
I remember the date and time as if it were yesterday. It was May 17, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was working out with my personal trainer. The exercise was new. After two repetitions I knew something wasn’t right. That was the day my lower back went out of whack! From that day on my body went through a domino effect -- I experienced pain like never before. My blood sugars were out of…Continue
Halloween and diabetes don’t mix. For me it's like Armaggedon…orange is a symbol of fire, black is a symbol of fear, and candy, candy, candy...a symbol of the devil himself.
This year I have opted not to buy candy nor give anything out to the critters, big or small. Although many of them are adorable, I feel like a pusher. I can’t eat it so why feed it? Then of course there are the big kids. Many of them are so overweight they already look like pumpkins. Fuggedaboudit!
My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.
The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very…Continue
I’ve been quite active lately going to open mic nights to tell some jokes and develop a standup routine. It’s stressful trying to balance this with a full time job, marriage and a household. I am getting better at compartmentalizing my tasks and thoughts and making lists, lots of lists. Diabetes and stress do not bode well together. Sugars go up in my case because I tend to eat more when I’m stressed. Ironically “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.”
Before going out at night I…Continue