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June 18, 2019

Diabetes

The most beautiful white blaze on the Appalachian Trail

Author’s Note: This article describes one of my scarier lessons in insulin management on the trail. I want to stress that I am safe now, and as with all lessons, I am even more prepared having been given the gift of this learning experience than I was the first 1800+ miles of trail. I knew

Managing insulin on 2,200 miles of Appalachian Trail

In late January I was sitting awkwardly on a paper-lined examination table in my endrocinrologist’s office trying to come up with the right words.  I had been working too much, a major factor in my decision to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail this year, and I knew it was going to affect the A1C test results

camp for juvenile diabetes camp kno-koma

More than $50 raised for juvenile diabetes summer camp in first week!

As announced last week, sponsor Uncle Joe’s Eclectic, Inc. is donating 10% of sales from its eBay craft supply store to a non-profit summer camp for children with juvenile diabetes.  This began on January 27th, and will continue until I finish my thru-hike at Katahdin around September, 2016.  Camp Kno-Koma, the summer camp being supported, provides children