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?
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 […]
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
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,…… Continue reading Preventing 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
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…… Continue reading Depression: Ruling Out Diabetes
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!
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?
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
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?