Author: Mark Heyman

MasterLab 2016

A couple of months, I got a call from Jimmy Ferrer at the Diabetes Hands Foundation asking if I would speak at MasterLab this year in Orlando. I was thrilled […]

SCUBA, Secrets and Shame

I have a confession to make. A couple weeks ago, I lied about having diabetes. I didn’t lie because I was ashamed of having diabetes, but in order to cover […]

We Have a Long Way to Go...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and there’s been a lot of great discussion about the intersection of diabetes and mental health. We know that living with diabetes can come with […]


Several years ago, my mom tried to start a Thanksgiving tradition in our family that she called ‘the blessing cup’. Before dinner, she would read a prayer and then pass […]

Words Matter

For people with diabetes (PWD), words matter. Having diabetes can bring on feelings of being out of control and disempowered, and the language that people use around diabetes can sometimes […]


Good diabetes management is driven by good data. Blood glucose values, carbohydrate counts and so much more are all essential in day to day diabetes management. This data can be […]

Long Healthy Life?

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person with diabetes who has said that they don’t want to live a long, healthy life. However I meet people all the time […]