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Archive for the ‘Other Endeavors’ Category

Diabetes in the New York Times

Before I received the diagnosis that I had Type 1 diabetes, I saw food as food, and ate it as such — simply, casually, with no real thought attached.

The winter of my senior year of college, after a bad cold and a painful breakup, I began eating more — not to cope, but to feel full. I was hungry, always hungry. Hungry and thirsty and tired, piling my tray in the dining hall with pasta, cheese, dessert, getting up in the middle of the night to slurp water from my dorm’s bathroom faucet.

I gorged myself and yet my pants were looser, my arms thinner, my stomach flatter. One afternoon I threw it all up, convinced I had food poisoning. My stomach eventually settled but my mind did not. The world swirled. I couldn’t stand without stumbling. On February 17th, 2001, I entered the hospital, and since that day, food has never been the same.

Tara Parker-Pope at the New York Times recently published an essay of mine in the Well blog called “Thinking About Diabetes With Every Bite.” about my experience living with Type 1 diabetes. Not only was I thrilled to have such a personal piece placed in the Times, but I’ve been incredibly touched by the wonderful feedback I’ve gotten from other people with Type 1 (and Type 2). It’s inspired me to keep writing about diabetes — if you want to read more, check out my Reluctant Diabetic blog over at the diabetes website, A Sweet Life.

Holiday Gifts for Irreverent Lawyers

79013347v7_150x150_Front_Color-PinkSalmon.JPGIt’s that time of year again when I take a break from my career as freelance journalist and become Catherine Price, entrepreneur. By which I mean, I start promoting my legally themed clothing shop, Illegal Briefs, as the perfect one-stop holiday shop for all your dorky gifting needs. It began on a car ride with my husband, when he was telling me something about legal briefs and a boutique law firm and I, distracted, thought he was talking about underwear.  It’s now three years later, and what started as a misinterpreted conversation has evolved into a smorgasbord of gift options for irreverent lawyers and their friends.

requestthongsmall“Harmless Error” baby clothes. “Request for Admission” thongs. “Justice is Served” cookware. “Tool of Discovery” boxers. I could go on — but to quote from one of my favorite product lines, “Res Ipsa Loquitur.”

Illegal Briefs: Be A Lawyer. Don’t Dress Like One.

The Reluctant Diabetic

A Sweet Life

I decided that it’s high time to connect my writing career with my life as a Type 1 diabetic. So I launched the Reluctant Diabetic, a blog that combines a personal account of what it’s like to live with Type 1 diabetes with news, information about research, and reviews of diabetes products — whether they be food, gadgets, books, clothing, or anything else geared toward making this disease a little easier to live with. These days, the blog is featured on the great new diabetes website A Sweet Life.

Salt Magazine


After college, I was frustrated that I knew so many creative friends who no longer had an outlet for their talents. I wanted a way to encourage them to continue to produce creative work, and find a way to help them connect with each other. So I started Salt Magazine.

Illegal Briefs: Be a Lawyer. Don’t dress like one.

The perfect gift.

The perfect gift.

When you’re a writer married to a lawyer and you’re half-listening to your husband discuss legal briefs in boutique law firms, how are you supposed to know he’s not talking about underwear? And then, once you realize your mistake, how could you not start a legally themed clothing shop? I mean, come on.

Illegal Briefs: Be a lawyer. Don’t dress like one.

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