Category Archives: Type 1 Issues

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Five Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Diabetes can seem complicated and overwhelming, full of charts and devices and concerned-looking medical professionals. There’s talk of hormones and endocrine systems, of obscure organizations and dietary plans.

It all comes down to this: What it’s really about-the one, single

Type 2 Diabetes: How to Manage The Dawn Phenomenon

Dawn phenomenon is the situation where the liver removes insulin from the blood in the morning hours, which causes morning blood sugars to go up, even if breakfast is skipped.

Non-diabetics make insulin in little squirts about a minute apart.

A DH Classic: Halloween Is More Than Scary for Parents of Trick-or-Treaters with Diabetes

(Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in October 2008. Laura Plunkett’s observations are timeless, and her comments elicited several interesting responses from readers.)

I drift through the Halloween aisles getting angry. Did they make up this holiday just to …