Dear Diabetes Health, I’m 26 years old and engaged to a woman I’ve known since college. We live together, love each other, and have good sex, but now I’m having doubts. A year ago, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She started taking insulin, and it has been rough. Four times now she has … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Nervous Fiancé
This Father’s Day reminds me of a scene set long ago. It was almost 23 years ago. It was the summer that I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an 18 year-old. The entire diagnosis was not handled well by me. I arrived to my parent’s house and crumpled into a heap on my … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: How a Diabetes Diagnosis Bonded a Father and Daughter
It appears that I am an a typical diabetic. I am a type 2 who was not obese at the time of diagnosis at age 44. In addition, I wound up on insulin within six months of diagnosis, after I had made a good faith effort to maintain my blood sugars with diet, exercise, and … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Is High Blood Sugar a Legitimate Cause of Emotional Instability?
Current American Diabetes Association guidelines recommend that youth with diabetes receive diabetic retinopathy screenings. Type 2 diabetes patients should receive their screening at the time of their initial diagnosis, while type 1 patients should receive their screening within 3-5 years. However, evidence suggests that many youth patients fail to get these screenings at all. A … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News: Diabetic Youth Fail to Get Screened for Eye Complications
With so much going on, you may have missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week. Enjoy! AskNadia: Why Can’t a Type 1 Women with Diabetes Adopt A Child Diabetes Health … Continue reading Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up
Elizabeth Stein was diagnosed with T1D at age 10. Elizabeth did not like to dance, Elizabeth LOVED to dance. In 2000, as a neighborhood fundraiser in her Orlando community, she created Dancing for Diabetes. Diabetes would stop her…..from nothing. Elizabeth holds her event every November, this year’s being number 16, to better the awareness of diabetes. I will … Continue reading In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad: NEWSBREAK: The Story of (Kisses for) Kycie; from her Mom and Dad
Diabetes Training Wheels As I traveled to work yesterday, I came upon a man who was teaching his child how to ride a bicycle. With his one hand, he grabbed the seat, and the bike leaned at an angle to the left as his son made his way down the street leaning heavily upon the … Continue reading In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad
When you were born, I used to sing to you. I picked a great song, one from Broadway of course, It was called “Nothing’s Gonna Harm You.” I would sing it to you When I used to sing to you. When you were hurting, I used to sing to you. It was from Sweeny Todd, … Continue reading In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad