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…

Dealing With Doctor Appointments

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?…

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…

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,…

What is Real! V

When blood sugar is too low a person with diabetes will have distorted perceptions and feelings. In this blog I will show ways to prevent these distortions from happening or managing them, so less or no personal damage occurs. I was walking across campus at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, back in 1991. It…