Deanna Glick Bio
Deanna Glick has been a writer and editor for various publications for more than a decade and has had Type 1 diabetes for 14 years. She has volunteered time for diabetes organizations and raised money for research by training for and completing the Kona Marathon in 2002. In 2005, Deanna met her greatest challenge so far as a woman with diabetes: becoming pregnant with and giving birth to her daughter, Carlin. In her column, Mommy Meter, she shares the adventures of managing diabetes while caring for her family. Deanna currently works on a freelance basis from her home just outside Washington, D.C.
Mama, What's a Pancreas?
Talking to my daughter about diabetes.
Chatting About Everything, Diabetes Included
Instilling valuable traits.
When Diabetes Has Company
Feeling supported, while supporting, a new diagnosis in the diabetes community.
Difficult Times Render Gifts
Practicing gratitude for life's challenges.
A Dose of My Own Discipline
From test strips to carrot sticks, a mother heeds her own advice.
Getting By With a Little Helper
Managing diabetes isn't a one-woman show.
Talking About Everything Except Diabetes
An interview with my daughter
The Perils and Pleasures of Pumping
The downside to using my pump
It's All About the After-Party
When a little goal is not enough, try for a bigger one
The Questions Never Stop
But knowing how to answer is the hard part.
Appreciating What's Different
Deanna's daughter sets an example for acceptance.
The Best Pump for Me
Considering size, tubing and the latest technology
When the Other Half has Health Problems
The mortality of diabetes makes the sweet spots sweeter.
Bringing Perspective to Work
Being a mother with diabetes means having a whole different perpective on "full time job."
Sharing in the joy of a big part of being a kid.
A Funny Return on My Investment
Learning daily lessons in diabetes, humor, and motherhood.
Embracing a Schedule
Reigning in, and sticking with, a diabetes regimen.
Gifts That Illness Brings
Cherishing the true gifts of this holiday season.
My Diabetes Life Changed, Yet Again
Adding a continuous glucose monitor can make a big diabetes difference.
The balance between wanting everyone to know and hiding your diabetes.
Managing Time in a Messy Mind
Investigating what we can do to take better care of ourselves.
Reminded that, even with support, diabetes management is our responsibility
Technology, Take Me Away!
Hoping that a CGM will help achieve blood sugar stability.
Travel Headaches are Worth Holiday Cheer
It's easy to forget the extra baggage of diabetes with family by your side.
Trim Your Seasonal To-Do List
The holidays are truly a time when less is more.
Diabetes and Discipline
What to do when my judgment may be inhibited by my disease.
Before Emergency Strikes
Making an emergency plan a priority now.
Make time for a workout, even when it's tough.
The Sweetest Surprise
A simple gesture can carry a powerful message.
Putting Diabetes In Its Place
Finding out where diabetes fits into the life of a mom.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Serving up a heaping spoonful of healthy with a dash of worry.
Battling Blood Sugar and Exhaustion
Six tips for managing time and bouncing blood sugar levels.
College Fund vs. Diabetes Care
When it comes to this battle, there is no contest.
I'm a Mother, but Not a Martyr
Knowing when to ask for help.
A Perfectionist's Surprise
Your doctor can be an important ally in your journey to achieve optimal health.
More Than a Sip of Support
Diabetes management can include the whole family.
Self care often takes a back seat to caring for a child.
Remembering to bolus for all those baby bites.
My Most Important Boss
When having a child takes precedence over all other jobs.
Continuing a Family
When you're considering making your first baby your last.
Fear and Lows in Leesburg, VA
The challenge of managing diabetes and motherhood.
dLife's Daily Living columnists are not all medical experts, but everyday people living with diabetes and sharing their personal experiences. While their method of diabetes management may work for them, everyone is different. Please consult with your diabetes care team to find out what will work best for you.
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