Diabetes is a complicated illness to live with and even more burdensome to explain. Issues that loved ones have trouble understanding are vast and complex. So complex that is not possible to address all of them in one blog. Over the next few blogs, we will look at some of the most common ones that tend…… Continue reading Diabetes: Walk In My Shoes!
Diabetes & The Pitfalls of Support!
Support is hard to find even misleading at times. The family is supposed to be supportive but, what some people think is supportive, may feel just the opposite. Here is the dilemma at hand: Friends, family, and loved ones may believe that they’re supportive but, instead, they may be overly protective or punitive towards the…… Continue reading Diabetes & The Pitfalls of Support!
Success With Diabetes?
A lot of people living with diabetes have a tendency to blame themselves when things go wrong with their diabetes. There is so much pressure from doctors, parents and ourselves that we tend to internalize and equate how successful we are as individuals with how well we manage our diabetes. Diabetes can become the focus…… Continue reading Success With Diabetes?
Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters
So it came to my attention recently that siblings have a difficult time after their brother or sister gets diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. All the attention for the siblings not living with diabetes disappears, as the family rallies around the child living with diabetes. Although, attention around being sick is not…… Continue reading Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters
Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions
They are quiet, often sneak up on you, cause tons of frustration, and can lead to low self-esteem, arguments, relationship and diabetes burnout. What can have such a devastating impact but be so hard to notice at first? If you saw my last blog you know I am talking about micro-trauma (mini-trauma.) It is the…… Continue reading Extreme Blood Sugars & Managing Emotions
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?
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!
Riding the Roller Coaster
So, it’s on to Tikal from Guatemala City. The trip from Guatemala City to Tikal is a short flight; all in all, it’s about an hours plane ride in a puddle jumper. After arriving at our hotel, we decided today would be the day that we go to the city of Tikal and see the…… Continue reading Riding the Roller Coaster
Maneuvering the Airport!
I hear over and over again to prepare. Always have a backup. I take 3 of everything just in case. I did have a situation where my backup pen broke and luckily I had a syringe and vial of Humalog for just such an emergency. I’ve written and read many articles and blogs on traveling with…… Continue reading Maneuvering the Airport!
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