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
Tag: High Blood Sugar
Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?
It’s five past nine, and you’re late for work again. Clearing a space among piles of accumulating paper, you begin gathering the things you’ll need for the day: briefcase, keys, lunch and you check the clock. Time to check your blood sugar. Then, your eyes flit to the kitchen sink—you should wash those. An hour…… Continue reading Managing Attention Disorders and Diabetes?
How Denial and Diabetes Impacted My Life
Now, I am going to discuss how denial changed or didn’t change me, as well as the impact denial, had on my life. Where in my previous blog, “Diabetes: Losing Your Way of Living Life,” I talked about denial and the impact it had on my diagnosis day. The diagnosis was a death sentence back…… Continue reading How Denial and Diabetes Impacted My Life
Diabetes: Losing Your Way of Living Life
In my previous blog, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Blood Sugars; I addressed thought management around high and low blood sugar episodes. But what if you don’t have diabetes? When I was growing up, life was grand. I remember playing with my father in the backyard on the swing set he built. It was…… Continue reading Diabetes: Losing Your Way of Living Life
There’s No Such Thing as “Bad” Blood Sugar
In my previous blog, Managing Blood Sugar and a Relationship: 5 Rules to Live By, I addressed how to cope in a relationship when you have high and low blood sugar episodes. In that entry, I brought up a few questions that need answering. First off, what is emotional self-care? Secondly, when your blood sugar…… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as “Bad” Blood Sugar
Managing Blood Sugar and a Relationship: 5 Rules to Live By
For a person with diabetes, memory is a tricky thing. Out of control blood sugar, levels interfere with not just memory but how we view the world. When blood sugar is high or conversely too low, a person living with diabetes will have distorted perceptions and feelings. When blood sugar levels return to normal, reality…… Continue reading Managing Blood Sugar and a Relationship: 5 Rules to Live By
Managing Relationships & Diabetes
One of the biggest problems with diabetes, is being in a relationship when one’s blood sugar is high, there is a tendency to get in a depressed mood. High blood sugars cause a lot of issues in relationships. If your partner doesn’t recognize that you are in a high blood sugar state, then she/he may…… Continue reading Managing Relationships & Diabetes
Forgetting Your Name?
It’s Tuesday, and I have made room in my schedule to do paperwork. Everything seems to be going great. It’s just about time to go home and I realize that during the second half of the day I barely got any work done. I start thinking, “What happened?” I can’t remember so I decide to…… Continue reading Forgetting Your Name?
What is Real! VI
“It time to wrap up this month-long reality check into how out of control blood sugar impacts our perceptions of the world. Next month we will be looking at the diabetic police.” When blood sugar is high anyone living with diabetes can have a hard time recalling, retaining or remembering information until blood sugar levels,…… Continue reading What is Real! VI
What is Real! III
Memory is a tricky thing for a person or child living with diabetes because shifting blood sugar levels that interfere with how we view the world. Out of control blood sugars may cause a person living with diabetes to have distorted perceptions. There are several ways to reduce these distortions from happening, so less personal…… Continue reading What is Real! III