The rates of obesity have grown quite a bit over the last few decades but the rates of diabetes have not. And yet you hear every day all of the time about the diabetes epidemic from all sources. News reports, public health sources, and doctors too. It’s become a mantra, most people simply accept it as fact because they hear it so often. The same is true for obesity can cause diabetes, this is another myth accepted as fact because it’s said so often. This brings to mind the statement about “don’t believe everything you hear, no matter where you hear it from”. Take time to look at the real statistics.
There’s more to diabetes than the pancreas and insulin levels, the liver also plays a major role and can complicate control.
Of course the liver’s actions are vital to your life, it stores and produces a substance called glycogen
which is converted into glucose in your body. This helps keep your numbers from going too low Continue reading →
It’s a long time between Thanksgiving and New Years, loaded with numerous opportunities to give in to the many temptations that will come your way. If this is your first season after being diagnosed you might want to jump in bed and cover your head until it’s all over. Nah, you don’t have to do that. With a little planning you can enjoy the season
No talks about stress would be complete without mentioning the role society plays in its creation. We are living in an age of fear. When you really think about it you can discover how many things are presented to you on a daily basis that cause fear and anxiety.
When I was diagnosed, close to 11 years ago, I was told “you are diabetic”, given a prescription for some medication, and told to wait for a nurse to come in and give me an insulin shot. When I picked up the prescription I was given a 10-page booklet telling me “All About How to Mange Diabetes”, and sent on my way. That was the extent of my “education”. (More ...)
I am not a doctor, I am a patient living with this disease. This blog is to share my experiences and anything I write is in no way intended to be taken as medical advice. Any information here is intended to complement the relationship with your doctor, not replace it.