About LizzyLouWhen 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 ...)
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Monthly Archives: March 2012
Someone sent me a group e-mail the other day. One of those that end with: send this to 10 friends……….. I liked the story and it really got me thinking.
I used to joke about the fact that the last good night’s sleep I got was in 1984, but really it was closer to the truth. I have Fibromyalgia, which causes sleep disturbance (or the chicken/egg theory is that … Continue reading
Both you and your doctor will probably develop number goals for you, but here are some from the leading diabetes agencies:
Here’s some hints on making glucose testing easier:
Insulin has a bad reputation! People are afraid of it (and not just because of the needles), A lot of people think of it as “the final frontier” the last resort when nothing else works! Many people wonder why … Continue reading
Many people find that after exercise their numbers are higher even though exercise is supposed to lower glucose numbers. One reason for this is because exercise burn fuel very quickly, and the harder and longer you exercise the lower … Continue reading
Blame It On Your Hypothalamus This post described how insulin resistance affects the body and how it can effect appetite and weight gain. Many people are overweight when diagnosed and it’s a popular misconception that overweight causes diabetes. The … Continue reading
I often talk to people with physical problems that they think keep them from exercising. I have them myself, but there’s a (really fun) solution to any physical limitations you might have. It doesn’t cost a lot, doesn’t require a membership, and … Continue reading