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: April 2012
The following post is by my friend Morris Older, detailing his struggle with neuropathy and what he did to help himself overcome the pain caused by it. Take it away Morris:
Regardless of how you choose to count it in your carb totals click here, fiber is very important for everyone, but especially important for diabetics. Not only is it helpful in regulating bowel functions, but it can also help lessen … Continue reading
You’d think it would be easy…..no way! The ADA decided a few years back to make it waaaay more complicated. Why do simple subtraction when you can have more rules and regulations. Right? Okay, here goes, the “official” rules … Continue reading
If you’re newly diagnosed there’s an entire section on the heading at the top of the sight. I urge you to read as many of the posts there as possible, but here are the top ones for when … Continue reading
Another holiday is over, instead of being a joyous occasion for many diabetics, especially newly diagnosed ones, it’s full of fear, frustration, and depression. It’s like climbing a mountain. You work so hard to reach the top and then … Continue reading
I’m usually not the type of person to dwell on the negative, but regarding diabetes complications there are too many to not mention them. The effects of them can be devastating for people’s lives too. It must be taken … Continue reading
Several times a year my “Irish” gets up and I have to rant about the way Type-2′s are introduced to insulin therapy. Or rather not introduced. Given very little information or instructions at all!
There have been far too many in the last decade, and another one this weekend. Verna was a very sweet gentle person, she was full of life and enthusiasm, that’s what makes it especially sad.