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 […]

Preventing Diabetes burnout

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, and…

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.…

Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.

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…

Diabetes Help, Finding Emotional Help!

For people with diabetes and mental health issues, solving your psychological issues is fundamental to taking care of your diabetes. For certain 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 weekly talk-therapy sessions. What are…

Depression: Ruling Out Diabetes

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…

Halloween Past II

“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.…