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 was a snowy and chaotic day at work as we sold Christmas items out of the windows at the charity shop that I manage. There were lots of customers, some waiting in line long before the store opened. Some of them quarreled, some smiled with glee as they got their items. I ate extra … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: My Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Meltdown
I once had an Endo tell me that with syringes, I would probably not be able to get my A1C down much lower than the 7 that I had long been hovering at. He also lived with Type 1 diabetes and he thought that was about the best I could do without a pump. I … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: I Finally Lowered My A1C!
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
This crossword puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday. Please click the link below to download this week’s Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please … Continue reading Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Recent Research 2/22
I did my best to deal with my diabetes diagnosis on my own at 18 years old. I didn’t do well by any means. When you are handed a full-time chronic illness like diabetes at 18, it’s all you can do to keep yourself alive. I was dating a guy that wasn’t very helpful or … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Do You Have Someone to Lean On?