Living with constant blood tests, injections, monitoring, emotional issues, and physical issue that happen over and over again takes its toll. Over time, you may feel worn out. In my previous blog, “Dealing With Diabetes Burnout,” I discussed the causes and symptoms of Diabetes Burnout. I talk about how diabetes is a highly stressful job,…… Continue reading Preventing Diabetes Burnout
In a recent blog, I discuss how difficult it is to die from a low blood sugar. But, what did I mean when I said “low blood sugar?” Almost everyone interprets the meaning differently. Even different diabetes organizations can’t agree on a number that sugar has to drop below to be considered low. After a…… Continue reading Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.
I lived in fear after being diagnosed with diabetes. Most people don’t know the fear that comes with being told that if you make one mistake, you could die. A tightrope walker may fear to fall off, but they made a choice to walk the tight wire, and within a minute, their walk is over.…… Continue reading Fear of Dying & The Realities of Diabetes!
So, It is time to change! What though? The doctors all say I need to change, but why should I? I like my life the way it is! So what to do? I just don’t know really. Any of this strikes a cord? Handling Change! Everyone handles change differently. Some jump into the deep end…… Continue reading Change? Achieving Diabetes Preferred Lifestyle!
It’s early morning, about 2 am, I think, and I am in a sterile room. I can’t fall asleep with this thing attached to me. I feel like a prisoner and just want to get out. But, that warden won’t let me. When I came here, they told me that I was lucky. I think…… Continue reading Diabetes & Dealing with Change!
A few years back, a parent came to me in crisis. The parent’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Kristen, was struggling to care for herself, and didn’t seem to care. Kirsten was failing school, on the verge of being held back, not checking her blood sugar or taking her insulin consistently, and contemplating suicide. Kristen had Oppositional Defiant…… Continue reading Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!
Now, I am going to discuss how denial changed or didn’t change me, as well as the impact denial, had on my life. Where in my previous blog, “Diabetes: Losing Your Way of Living Life,” I talked about denial and the impact it had on my diagnosis day. The diagnosis was a death sentence back…… Continue reading How Denial and Diabetes Impacted My Life