Chris Petersen

Welcome to my online home. I primarily use this site for behind-the-scenes software development, but in the spirit of what the web was when I first found it (you know, "back in the old days"), I like to share a few parts of my life with anyone out there who is mildly interested.

I have a full time job and a great life away from this computer so I don't really update much of this site very often. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't check back occasionally to see (or just use the RSS feed). And by all means feel free to drop me a line.

I don't "blog" but I do occasionally post things that I think other people might find interesting/helpful. You can find my most recent posts below, or take a look under one of the menus for writings on specific topics.

Here are the most recent things I've written. For the rest, check out the site navigation. for lists of topics and related writings.


  • Photos like this one are fairly common in Type 1 Diabetes forums, usually accompanied by a comment like “DKA sucks!”, making light of the extremely unpleasant and occasionally deadly Diabetic Ketoacidosis. I decided to post a similar photo but with a positive story behind it. So this is me, sitting in a hospital bed in the research wing of a local hospital while they spent several hours measuring how my body reacts when I drink a high carb/protein shake and don’t take insulin for it.


  • This page is sort of a living document about my research into the naming history of autoimmune diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as Type 1 Diabetes. There are obviously a lot of missing sections but I’ve been promising to get this posted for several years and I figure this is the best way to encourage myself to finish. Diabetes Mellitus The name “Diabetes Mellitus” dates back roughly 500 years, and awarness of the disease by other names (e.


  • I plan to eventually write about a bunch of these topics individually. Until then, here is my collection of links to a number of diabetes-releated topics that I have found especially helpful.