Stop The Diabetic Binge

Trying to stop a diabetic binge is like trying to keep your hand on a hot stove—it’s tough and against your natural instinct. Our body’s natural instinct is to withdraw the hand when we feel the heat; your body’s natural instinct, when your blood sugar is low, is to eat. Therefore, if your blood sugars…

Forgetting Your Name?

It’s Tuesday, and I have made room in my schedule to do paperwork. Everything seems to be going great. It’s just about time to go home and I realize that during the second half of the day I barely got any work done. I start thinking, “What happened?” I can’t remember so I decide to…

The Diabetic Police IV

In the previous blogs this month, we covered colleagues and family. In this episode, we start out in 3rd-period at school. 3rd Period Now, Terry is in 7th grade, he thinks, or was it 8th? Anyway, he is in one of his favorite classes - Art class. It was someone’s birthday today, and he brought cupcakes,…

The Diabetic Police III

So every day after school as a little child I would go and stay at my aunt’s house. Wait! Stop! Before I go on, I must preface this Blog with the fact that most diabetic police mean well (so if my aunt reads this, I want you to know that I know you meant well).…

What is Real! V

When blood sugar is too low a person with diabetes will have distorted perceptions and feelings. In this blog I will show ways to prevent these distortions from happening or managing them, so less or no personal damage occurs. I was walking across campus at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, back in 1991. It…

What is Real!

“A month-long reality check into how out of control blood sugar impacts our perceptions of the world.” Memory is a tricky thing for a diabetic child because high, low and shifting blood sugar levels interfere with memory. When blood sugar is high or conversely too low, a child will have a hard time recalling, retaining…