More recent posts
January 2017: New year, new insulin, new BG meter
— After an international trip and switching to Tresiba my monthly blood sugar check showed big improvements in nearly every category. I win T1D!
Is Tresiba better than Lantus? So far, yes
— After a switch to Tresiba insulin after years on Lantus my blood sugars improved dramatically. But there are still problems. See my experiences here.
Diabetes teaches you how to deal with extra nonsense
— Some things are more complicated for diabetics than others. But that just makes it easier to handle problems and issues in other parts of life with aplomb.
Why you need something – anything – to look forward to
— Your blood sugar can improve just by having something exciting to look forward to. Here's how your future can help with your present health.
America murdered my December blood sugars
— My blood sugars were pretty good most of the month until my trip to visit the U.S. made me extremely high. Here's what happened and what I learned.
Stories from four-plus months backpacking through obscure parts of Europe with Type 1 diabetes. Daily posts including great sights and blood sugar reports.
Tales and photos from a nearly year-long voyage through Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam by a traveling T1 diabetic. Dive in!
Stories, sights, adventures, blood sugars, insulin mishaps, and more from a remarkable three-month journey across the vast and varied Chinese mainland.
Travel stories and photos from a Type 1 diabetic during two weeks down south. How I handled insulin, food, illness, and pharmacies in beautiful Mexico.
Photos and adventures from a 2011 experience in rural Thailand. See what it was really like handling insulin, pharmacies, and lovely Thai sights.
Gear and Packing
Bluff Works Travel Pants Review
Review of Bluff Works travel pants, which I used on a four-plus month backpacking trip in Europe during winter. Features, sizing, weight, pricing info.
Scrubba Laundry Bag Review
My review of the Scrubba wash bag after using it for laundry across Japan and Europe. Here's the good points and the bad points – and why I recommend it.
Tips And Ideas
Diabetes Travel Tips
Traveling with diabetes? Click a country you want to visit for tips on staying safe and happy on your trip. Real advice from a diabetic who's been there!
Travelogues With Diabetes
See what it's REALLY like to travel the world with diabetes. Stories, photos, blood sugar adventures and more from a T1D who tells it like it is.
Fun Advocacy Projects
Osaka A to Z
I went to 26 places from "A" to "Z" around Osaka, Japan and took a 70~130 mg/dL blood sugar selfie in each one. Life is good when you control your diabetes!
Diabetes Travel Videos
Fun and inspiring videos about traveling the world, dealing with diabetes, and (sometimes) both of those together. Watch these and spark your own ideas!
More Cool Stuff
Inspiring Travel Photos
Some favorite photos from my own travels around the world. Travel is an adventure because you don't know what to expect – as these fun pics show.
Don't have enough time for a big epic trip? Find something in or near your town and satisfy your travel bug at least a little. Here are some I've done.