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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: Everyday Worries, Diabetes Style

It’s not the everyday worries that “normal” people stress about. Diabetes makes you worry about it every day, all day. My husband is quick to ask “Can you change what you’re worrying about?” and when I confirm that I can’t, he reminds me that there is no point in worrying. That might be true when … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Everyday Worries, Diabetes Style

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 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

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Thats What D- Friends Are For

It’s funny how life puts you together with people that are dealing with the same health issues. Maybe there are just so many of us struggling with diabetes that it’s natural to find each other, or maybe we are in the right place at the right time. I manage a charity store where I meet … Continue reading Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Thats What D- Friends Are For

Diabetes Health Type 2: Is Red Wine Divine for Diabetes?

We’ve all heard that diabetics should stay away from alcohol. The reasoning is that alcohol breaks down into glucose which our bodies have a hard time metabolizing.   Yet most of us have heard about the benefits of eating blueberries and red grapes. So one day I started wondering if there were any benefits to drinking … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Is Red Wine Divine for Diabetes?

Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

If You 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 High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars Living with type 2: Going Nuts Over Coconut Oil Diabetes … Continue reading Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

Diabetes Health in the News: The Connection Between Obesity and Decision Making

Individuals who are obese or morbidly obese tend to make decisions that are riskier than those who fall into a normal weight range, a study by the Service de Psychiatrie d’Adultes, Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris shows. This study looked at 612 patients, 362 of whom were classified as non-obese and 250 of whom were … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News: The Connection Between Obesity and Decision Making