John, the subject on everyone’s mind. He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only 4 years old, and back then, he needed people around him to help him manage his diabetes. He believed that adults had his best interest at heart and didn’t mind suggestions about what to eat. As he got older, his…… Continue reading John & The Diabetes Police
Dealing: Frustrations of Diabetes!
Living with diabetes can be very frustrating at times. Low and high blood sugars can get in the way of everything from taking a test at school to having sex. Understanding what the underlying causes of these frustrations are about can help reduce anxiety and stress. Several things cause frustration when living with diabetes. It’s…… Continue reading Dealing: Frustrations of Diabetes!
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…… Continue reading Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.
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!
Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)
While living with diabetes making choices can be a difficult thing for some people, while other people find it easy. In my practice, I see extreme cases on both ends of the spectrum. When making our decisions every day we need to look at positive and negatives of each choice. That choice would be simple…… Continue reading Better Bad Choices (in diabetes management)
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!
Living Life On Diabetes Terms
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
The Diabetic Police IV
In the previous blogs this month, we covered colleagues and family. In this episode, we start out in 3rd-period at school. 3rd Period Now, Terry is in 7th grade, he thinks, or was it 8th? Anyway, he is in one of his favorite classes – Art class. It was someone’s birthday today, and he brought cupcakes,…… Continue reading The Diabetic Police IV
The Diabetic Police II
Previously on as The Diabetic World Turns (spins) Lady X had inadvertently singled me out. So I forgave Lady X for her insensitivity because why would I let anger ruin my day? She does not have diabetes and doesn’t understand what it’s like for me – and never will. Forward to present time April 8th,…… Continue reading The Diabetic Police II