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…… Continue reading Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.
“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.…… Continue reading Halloween Past II
Balance is one of the most important concepts in finding happiness in life. I started this blog initially trying to make the idea of balance, sexy and fun, but to no avail. I have come to the realization that it can’t be sexy or fun but can allow people to find fulfillment and have a…… Continue reading Living With Diabetes & Balance
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
How tight are you holding on to the rules of living with diabetes? Believe it or not! There are many shades of grays while living with diabetes. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes feel it has to be all or nothing when it comes to good diabetes management. I talked previously about high or even…… Continue reading Living Life On Diabetes Terms
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
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
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
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)
It is problematic deal with health insurance companies. The goal of insurance in this day and age, is to put obstacles in front of your health. Is there anyone listening on the other end of this phone? “What do you mean I only get 3 test strips a day? You must not be listening because…… Continue reading Managing Health Insurance with Diabetes!