Preventing Diabetes burnout

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, and…

Dealing: Frustrations of Diabetes!

Living with diabetes can be very frustrating at times. Low and high blood sugars can get in the way of everything from taking a test at school to having sex. Understanding what the underlying causes of these frustrations are about can help reduce anxiety and stress. Several things cause frustration when living with diabetes. It’s…

Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions

They are quiet, often sneak up on you, cause tons of frustration, and can lead to low self-esteem, arguments, relationship and diabetes burnout. What can have such a devastating impact but be so hard to notice at first? If you saw my last blog you know I am talking about micro-trauma (mini-trauma.) It is the…

Living With Diabetes & Balance

Balance is one of the most important concepts in finding happiness in life. I started this blog initially trying to make the idea of balance, sexy and fun, but to no avail. I have come to the realization that it can't be sexy or fun but can allow people to find fulfillment and have a…

Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)

While living with diabetes making choices can be a difficult thing for some people, while other people find it easy. In my practice, I see extreme cases on both ends of the spectrum. When making our decisions every day we need to look at positive and negatives of each choice. That choice would be simple…

Not One More! Thing?

The phrase “Not one more…” is a saying that people tend to internalize. It tends to happen when something new is added to one's life. Life is filled with plenty of “One more...” things.  What happens when one more, is one too much? I will lose my mind if: One more, Person tells me I…

Maneuvering the Airport!

I hear over and over again to prepare. Always have a backup. I take 3 of everything just in case. I did have a situation where my backup pen broke and luckily I had a syringe and vial of Humalog for just such an emergency. I’ve written and read many articles and blogs on traveling with…

Dealing With Doctor Appointments

The other day I got to thinking about how I needed to see my general practitioner. It has been about nine months since I last saw her, and she wanted to see me three months ago. I conveniently forgot to put it on my phone. There is nothing convenient about it. Why do you ask?…