Tag Archives: self management

Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

I watch all these friends with diabetes that totally own their diabetes. They appear to master it. They have gadgets and gizmos, and they know how to use them. Their lines on their blood sugar graphs look amazingly flat and steady. I’m not sure if they do master it, or they are just posting a … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes

Are you ready for a challenge? Then let’s take a trip together–just me, you, and diabetes. Another travel season is upon us, with all of the challenges and frustrations that it entails for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It might not simple or easy to manage, but it should be rewarding if … Continue reading 12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 1: What People with Type 1 Diabetes Can Learn from Type 2s

Admit it, Type 1s. In weaker moments, you look down your noses at the Type 2 diabetics. You know that their disease can result from poor lifestyle choices. You know that their treatment regimen, compared with yours, is simple. And you’re really tired of folks telling you: “Oh, my grandfather had diabetes, too!” “It’s almost … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: What People with Type 1 Diabetes Can Learn from Type 2s

Diabetes Health Type 1 Diabetes: Diabetes Self Management in Flu Season

The crowd in the small Boston theater laughed and clapped. The comedy show was a good one, and I was enjoying it from a cramped seat in the balcony. It was October 29, a Friday, and while it was brisk outside, winter hadn’t yet clamped down. But the date was more important than I thought. … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1 Diabetes: Diabetes Self Management in Flu Season

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

AskNadia: Going to Stop Taking My Insulin

I have type 2 diabetes and am overweight. I want to get off my insulin and have decided to fast to lose weight and stop taking my insulin. I bought a cleanse and diet package. I don’t want to go to my Doctor because I am scared he will talk me out of it. Suzanna … Continue reading AskNadia: Going to Stop Taking My Insulin

AskNadia: Is Alzheimer Disease Type 3 Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Any information on Type 3 Diabetes? Michele DelP Twitter Follower Dear Michelle, There is much information about Type 3 diabetes in print and online. You can expect to find several definitions. How this is defined depends on which community you turn to in staying informed. Urban Dictionary’s Definition Describes Type 3 diabetes as … Continue reading AskNadia: Is Alzheimer Disease Type 3 Diabetes

Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup

Did you fall victim to any bad April Fool’s jokes yesterday? Not to worry, we’ve got this week’s latest news, stories and podcasts compiled in the Weekly Roundup ready for you–no joking! Sit back, relax, and catch up on some of the top health stories right now. Happy reading! AskNadia: Trouble Sleeping & Feeling Rested Type 2 … Continue reading Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: We Care For Each Other

The other day a volunteer rushed up to me on the sales floor of the shop I managed and said that her fellow volunteer, who had type 2 diabetes, was dealing with low blood sugar. She knew that I live with type 1 diabetes, and she asked if she could give her some peanut M&M’s. … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: We Care For Each Other

In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

I was engaged in a conversation yesterday with a good friend, and we came up with the following question: When it comes to diabetes, are your tears via a basal-tear rate, or a bolus-tear rate? When you think about everything that happens in our diabetes world, do you sort of cry a little bit many … Continue reading In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad