Elation, Vindication and Grief

I’m thrilled that I have type 1 diabetes. On the whole, of course, it would be more accurate to say that I’m devastated. But given the events of recent years, I feel blessed to have a name for the nasty affliction that has plagued me for so long. My identity has always been wrapped up […]

The Final Lap

Naturally, I turned to Google when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I knew what most healthy people know about the disease: something about insulin, blood sugar, and diet. But for some reason, I didn’t know about the complications.┬áThe list is horrifying: blindness, leg amputation, heart attack, stroke, organ failure, neuropathy, sexual dysfunction, frequent […]

Just a little bowl of rice

Such a simple dish. The glue that holds a meal together. The thing you don’t even bother mentioning when someone asks what’s for dinner. A culinary afterthought. And yet.Once a taken-for-granted component of every home-cooked meal, this simple bowl is now the devil on my shoulder. I know I should be eating brown rice. More […]