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
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?
Forgetting Your Name?
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?
What is Real!
“A month-long reality check into how out of control blood sugar impacts our perceptions of the world.” Memory is a tricky thing for a diabetic child because high, low and shifting blood sugar levels interfere with memory. When blood sugar is high or conversely too low, a child will have a hard time recalling, retaining…… Continue reading What is Real!