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…… Continue reading Living With Diabetes & Balance
Category: Self Help
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…… Continue reading Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)
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…… Continue reading Not One More! Thing?
“I can’t fall asleep,” Not yet…
As I lay awake staring at the ceiling, I wonder, ‘why me?’ I have stared at that ceiling over a thousand times. Over the past 36 years. “I can’t fall asleep,” I tell myself. Not yet! Not YET!!!!! I scream in frustration. My eyes are tired but not yet. I check my blood sugar, and…… Continue reading “I can’t fall asleep,” Not yet…
Living Life On Diabetes Terms
How tight are you holding on to the rules of living with diabetes? Believe it or not! There are many shades of grays while living with diabetes. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes feel it has to be all or nothing when it comes to good diabetes management. I talked previously about high or even…… Continue reading Living Life On Diabetes Terms
Change, Deceit & Diabetes
36 years ago in the hospital, I had just turned six years old and was diagnosed that same day with Juvenile diabetes. The doctor was nice! After being diagnosed, I learned that I could die. I put up a good front in those days. It looked like I accepted the diagnosis and dealt with the…… Continue reading Change, Deceit & Diabetes
Diabetes & Dealing with Change!
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!
Balancing the chemical equation: Diabetes & Mental Wellness!
For patients with both diabetes and a psychiatric disorder, resolving your mental health issues is vital to managing your diabetes care. For some people medication is necessary; for others, holistic practices like meditation and yoga help. Sometimes it’s a combination of the two. Just about everyone can benefit from weekly or biweekly therapy sessions. But…… Continue reading Balancing the chemical equation: Diabetes & Mental Wellness!
The Impact of Alcohol & Drugs on Diabetes!
Your life isn’t turning out exactly how you imagined it would. First, there was the depression, lethargy, and lack of willpower that made each day a fog. Then, your closest friends and loved ones began to drift away—or was it you that shut them out? It’s hard to remember. Then, the final blow: your diabetes…… Continue reading The Impact of Alcohol & Drugs on Diabetes!
Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?
It’s five past nine, and you’re late for work again. Clearing a space among piles of accumulating paper, you begin gathering the things you’ll need for the day: briefcase, keys, lunch and you check the clock. Time to check your blood sugar. Then, your eyes flit to the kitchen sink—you should wash those. An hour…… Continue reading Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?