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
Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!
It’s that day again! I remember as a child how excited I was. And why shouldn’t I have been? The day brings such excitement to kids across the United States and such fear to some of their parents. All parents have a legitimate right to be worried, with obesity on the rise and diabetes reaching…… Continue reading Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!
Hmmm! What is Acceptance? Do I accept that I have diabetes or am I living in denial? It’s a hard question to answer. If you were in denial by its definition, you wouldn’t know if you were. You only find out when you are out of it. Crazy right. Denial is the reverse of acceptance.…… Continue reading Finding Acceptance!
Halloween night is great!!! A client of mine discusses his experience. 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. It started like every other Halloween.…… Continue reading Halloween Past
The Diabetic Police
“I know better than you so…” Someone living with diabetes can work with the same people for years. Then you get to a place in your life where you want to take care of you, but to do so, you need to inform your co-workers that you have diabetes. When you’re having a reaction, then you…… Continue reading The Diabetic Police