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Type 1: The Emotions That Come With Diabetes

Having diabetes can produce a whole series of feelings and emotions. Examining these “emotional aspects” will help us take care of ourselves both psychologically and physically. In this column, Daryn Stier addresses some of the issues that often arise among people with diabetes and their family and friends. How can I handle my insulin reactions … Continue reading Type 1: The Emotions That Come With Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes: How a Diabetes Diagnosis Bonded a Father and Daughter

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

Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes: Finding Acceptance

I don’t have lots of cash, or a big house.  I work a ton of hours and don’t even have a lot of spare time, but there are some things that are just worth doing.  A little sacrifice of time can do wonders for perspective and even our own health.  I recently got to volunteer … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes: Finding Acceptance

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

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: How Our Loved Ones Really Feel

With years of type 1 diabetes under my belt, 22 to be exact, I wanted to know how my husband felt about my health issues. This is especially important to me now that we’ve spent the last few years with my downward health spiral because of undiagnosed celiac disease. I know he’s supportive. He tries … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: How Our Loved Ones Really Feel

Living With Type 1: Concerned about someone else’s health? How dare they!

I’m not used to worrying about other people’s health. Dealing with type 1 diabetes is enough, I’d wager. But over the last year or so, I’ve had to think of others’ health more frequently. And I hate it. Let me back up a moment before going further. It has been more than two years since … Continue reading Living With Type 1: Concerned about someone else’s health? How dare they!

Diabetes Health Type 1: Explaining My Insulin Habit to a New Family Member

I barely blink when I have to inject insulin these days. I take 7 shots a day and after 22 years of that, it has become second nature. I had someone freak out about it recently and it brought me back to the oddness of having to inject our liquid life support in order to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Explaining My Insulin Habit to a New Family Member

Weekly Roundup

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: Denied Insulin for My 571 Blood Sugar When Arrested Type 2 Diabetes: Depression … Continue reading Weekly Roundup

Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

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: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order Type 2 Diabetes: Lost Interest in Sex … Continue reading Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up