Before the birth of my son people would ask me “Are you scared?” and thought to myself every time, “Of what, being a father?” I would tell them no, and there was nothing else to say. But, why not yes? I guess being honest with myself, after spending 40 years taking care of diabetes how difficult could it be?
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Raising Children with Diabetes!
It happened to me. It could ha happen to you. In fact, it could happen to any insulin-dependent person living with diabetes. When the smoke cleared, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I saw it all! It was overwhelming at first to take it in: the clarity, the focus, the emotional stability and even my […]
Blood Sugar: Cognitive Distortions & Diabetes
It happened to me. It could happen to you. In fact, it could happen to any insulin-dependent person living with diabetes. When the smoke cleared, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I saw it all! It was overwhelming at first to take it in: the clarity, the focus, the emotional stability, and even my memory.…… Continue reading Blood Sugar: Cognitive Distortions & Diabetes
Dealing With 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
Diabetes Help, Finding Emotional Help!
For people with diabetes and mental health issues, solving your psychological matters is fundamental to taking care of your diabetes. For specific individuals, medicine is needed; for others, holistic options like yoga and acupuncture may help. At times, it is a combination of both. About everyone can profit emotionally from talk-therapy. What are the best…… Continue reading Diabetes Help, Finding Emotional Help!
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?…… Continue reading Dealing With Doctor Appointments
Change? Achieving Diabetes Preferred Lifestyle!
So, It is time to change! What though? The doctors all say I need to change, but why should I? I like my life the way it is! So what to do? I just don’t know really. Any of this strikes a cord? Handling Change! Everyone handles change differently. Some jump into the deep end…… Continue reading Change? Achieving Diabetes Preferred Lifestyle!
Building Your Diabetes Health Care Support Team
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
It's Time For School! (Children with Diabetes)
Growing up with diabetes was difficult, to say the least. In 1977, there was no support or guidance. Things have changed for the better but still lots of parents are unaware of what is available to them. A big part of creating a safe environment for your child at school requires constant communication between you…… Continue reading It's Time For School! (Children with Diabetes)
Misdiagnosed: depressed or diabetes? (Video Blog)
Hello, and welcome to my video blog. I’m a Licensed psychotherapist on the Upper Westside Manhattan. Today’s topic is going to be on the importance of good blood sugar control when going to see the psychiatrist. A lot of times diabetics get misdiagnosed, with issues, they don’t have. For example, depression as well as high…… Continue reading Misdiagnosed: depressed or diabetes? (Video Blog)