“Jane, own ” a Codependent Person with Diabetes Meet Jane. Jane is 25 years old, and got engaged last year. She has Type 1 diabetes, and is currently on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Jane came to me to address her fear of checking her blood sugar. She also expressed concerns about her…… Continue reading Diabetes Care or Codependency?
Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!
A few years back, a parent came to me in crisis. The parent’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Kristen, was struggling to care for herself, and didn’t seem to care. Kirsten was failing school, on the verge of being held back, not checking her blood sugar or taking her insulin consistently, and contemplating suicide. Kristen had Oppositional Defiant…… Continue reading Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!
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?
It's Time For School! (Children with Diabetes)
Growing up with diabetes was difficult, to say the least. In 1977, there was no support or guidance. Things have changed for the better but still lots of parents are unaware of what is available to them. A big part of creating a safe environment for your child at school requires constant communication between you…… Continue reading It's Time For School! (Children with Diabetes)
The Diabetic Police III
So every day after school as a little child I would go and stay at my aunt’s house. Wait! Stop! Before I go on, I must preface this Blog with the fact that most diabetic police mean well (so if my aunt reads this, I want you to know that I know you meant well).…… Continue reading The Diabetic Police III