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
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
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…… Continue reading Dealing: Frustrations of Diabetes!
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.
“Halloween night was great!” My client recalled his first Halloween as a child living with diabetes, where he got tons of candy, and since he could no longer have it every day, he was looking forward to it more than ever. In denial, he had made himself believe he would be able to keep it.…… Continue reading Halloween Past II
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
Without support, diabetes is painfully hard. Total independence is not a good Idea. In my previous blog, “How Denial Impacted My Life as a Diabetic,” I talked about the impact of denial on my life. Maybe if I were less independent, I would have avoided some of my sufferings. Now, the important question is, “How…… Continue reading Building Your Diabetes Health Care Support Team