The weather forecast for tonight said it was going to be a perfect night for trick-or-treating, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60s. Andre woke up thinking about the leaves changing color, which put him in a good mood. He always loves this time of the year. Today is Halloween, and Andre turned 12-years-old…… Continue reading Andre’s Stressful Halloween
When blood sugar is low, our natural drive is to eat. Therefore, if your blood sugars remain low even after you eat, the brain gets hijacked.
It was October 31st, 1999 and all my friends were begging me to go out with them. I kept saying that I was just going to stay home this Halloween and hand out candy to the neighborhood children. Just safer that way I guess? I know what you are most likely thinking, but it was far worse.
It started like every other Halloween. John was excited anticipating all the candy he would get. He didn’t remember that his parents wanted him to give them the candy in exchange for toys. John’s mom thought it was a great idea, toys for candy. Too bad John didn’t think giving his hard earned candy was…… Continue reading Halloween Trick
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
Diabetes Burnout has become a buzzword in the past few years, but what is Diabetes Burnout? How does it impact your life, and how do you prevent it? Dealing with Diabetes Burnout’s hard. Let’s look at the underlying cause of Diabetes Burnout, that plays a unique role, regardless of the most prominent causes of burnout.…… Continue reading Dealing With Diabetes Burnout
Depression appears to have a higher rate in people with diabetes than the general public. Diagnosing depression in a person with diabetes can be tricky. Most mental health professionals do not rule out diabetes before making a diagnosis. When you put the symptoms for depression next to high blood sugars, they are virtually identical. Food…… Continue reading Depression: Ruling Out Diabetes
A lot of people living with diabetes have a tendency to blame themselves when things go wrong with their diabetes. There is so much pressure from doctors, parents and ourselves that we tend to internalize and equate how successful we are as individuals with how well we manage our diabetes. Diabetes can become the focus…… Continue reading Success With Diabetes?
So it came to my attention recently that siblings have a difficult time after their brother or sister gets diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. All the attention for the siblings not living with diabetes disappears, as the family rallies around the child living with diabetes. Although, attention around being sick is not…… Continue reading Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters
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…… Continue reading Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions