All posts by Eric Morris

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: I’m Not Drunk

Several items on the market today will alert others of our medical conditions. Choices range from electronic devices that can be worn on the belt or around the neck, to medical alert bracelets, to paper cards that are carried in a wallet or purse. I vividly remember receiving what has to be the most shocking … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: I’m Not Drunk

Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: Staying Employed With Diabetes

Sometimes diabetes presents us with issues that can impact a lot more than our health. While most people think about improving their diet and exercise routine to stay healthy, I was motivated to improve my health so that I could stay employed. Being in the military required that I meet certain health standards and being … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: Staying Employed With Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Deal With Sugar-Free?

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbohydrate content of “sugar-free” products to regular sugared products? If you haven’t, you might be in for a surprise. While the word “sugar-free” sounds good and in-line with what we should be eating, I’ve found that words and numbers don’t always match. Many sugar-free products contain a sugar … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Deal With Sugar-Free?

Living with Type 2 Diabetes: My Game Plan for Drinking with Diabetes

We’ve all heard how drinking alcohol is not good for diabetics, as alcohol is high in carbs and breaks down into glucose. But let’s face it, avoiding alcohol is easier said than done, especially if you enjoy the rich thick hoppy taste of dark beer with an order of hot wings.  Up until now breweries … Continue reading Living with Type 2 Diabetes: My Game Plan for Drinking with Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes: All is Well With the Toenails

We all know that diabetes wreaks havoc on our bodies from our head to toe. Yet it is often our toes, the toenails in particular, that show the tale-tale sign of being a diabetic. Symptoms can include brittle, cracked, thickened, or discolored toenails. I am sure that doctors and diabetic counselors would be quick to … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: All is Well With the Toenails

Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetic Dental Care

One of the many down sides of being a diabetic is that diabetes attacks your body in a multitude of ways. The loss of teeth caused by gingivitis and periodontal disease is just one more thing that we diabetics have to worry about. Fortunately, there is preventative maintenance that we can do prevent or at … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetic Dental Care

Diabetes Health Type 2: Setting Diabetes Goals

A big part of managing your diabetes revolves around goal setting. Whether it be sticking to a healthier diet, staying on track with an exercise routine, or cutting back on carbs; everything must start with a goal. It’s almost impossible to quit something cold turkey without a “weaning off” period. It is often during this … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Setting Diabetes Goals

Diabetes Health Type 2: Agree to Disagree on Your Diabetes

We all like to think that doctors know best when it comes to diabetes. However, I’ve learned that doctors don’t always agree when it comes to self management. For instance, when I was first diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor told me that an acceptable fasting glucose reading is between 90 and 110. Later, another doctor … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Agree to Disagree on Your Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Our Diabetes For Our Loved Ones

I think that it’s safe to say that none of us were happy when we first found out that we had diabetes. The words “you’re a diabetic” or “you have diabetes” can sound like a death sentence and while we sometimes take the news hard, our loved ones can take the news even harder. After … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Our Diabetes For Our Loved Ones

Diabetes Health Living with Type 2: Eating Responsibly During the Holidays

With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, there is sure to be a smorgasbord of food choices at the dinner table. There is sure to be hams, yams, fried turkey, pies, cakes, and all sorts of foods that can be harmful to a person with diabetes. While it’s true that we must … Continue reading Diabetes Health Living with Type 2: Eating Responsibly During the Holidays