It’s early morning, about 2 am, I think, and I am in a sterile room. I can’t fall asleep with this thing attached to me. I feel like a prisoner and just want to get out. But, that warden won’t let me. When I came here, they told me that I was lucky. I think…… Continue reading Diabetes & Dealing with Change!
Tag: Physical issues
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?
Stop The Diabetic Binge
Trying to stop a diabetic binge is like trying to keep your hand on a hot stove—it’s tough and against your natural instinct. Our body’s natural instinct is to withdraw the hand when we feel the heat; your body’s natural instinct, when your blood sugar is low, is to eat. Therefore, if your blood sugars…… Continue reading Stop The Diabetic Binge
The Diabetic Binge
Hypoglycemic reactions cause many problems for people with diabetes. It’s important to take 3-4 glucose tablet, or juice drink to counteract the hypoglycemia. However, many “overcorrect” for the low blood glucose—and start to binge. What Is a Diabetic Binge? It is when you continue to eat after eating the appropriate grams of carbohydrates, has been…… Continue reading The Diabetic Binge
Building Your Diabetes Health Care Support Team
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
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
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