Tag Archives: stress

Diabetes Health Type 1: Fighting About Food

It’s not pretty. We had an argument the other night about gluten. It was over a BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich dinner that we wanted to make. I was going to have my BLT on gluten free bread. Instead of having BLTs, we skipped dinner altogether after our tiff. I live with Type 1 diabetes … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Fighting About Food

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: Diabetes Diagnosis Creates More Stress for Women than Men

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can be incredibly stressful. Once you receive that diagnosis, you will need to make some significant changes to your lifestyle to stay healthy. Managing your blood sugar, taking medications, and altering your diet and exercise regimen are a few of the areas that you will suddenly need to be … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetes Diagnosis Creates More Stress for Women than Men

AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes and Difficulty Getting an Erection

Dear Nadia: I have had type 2 diabetes for 20 years and it is difficult to get or maintain an erection. I don’t want to talk to my doctor about it until I know what my options are. So, I have been reading up online about my different alternatives.  Do know which therapy works the … Continue reading AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes and Difficulty Getting an Erection

Diabetes Health Type 2: 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 2: Everyday Worries, Diabetes Style

Diabetes Health in the News: Stress Cancels Out Healthy Fat Benefits

A new study shows that when you consume high fat and high-calorie diets while stressed, your body will burn fewer calories. Stress changes the way that the body processes food, and the same result can occur with healthy fats. A team of researchers from Ohio State University found that when women ate breakfast high in … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News: Stress Cancels Out Healthy Fat Benefits

Type 1 & 2: What You Were Not Told About Surviving the Holidays

As a boy growing up in Chicago, if there were one thing my family wasn’t during holiday time—that would be “resilient.” Looking back, it seemed like all the little annoyances got magnified—whether it was finding gifts, preparing the turkey, or getting dressed up for dinner at the relative’s house. Tempers ran high, and patience ran … Continue reading Type 1 & 2: What You Were Not Told About Surviving the Holidays