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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Category Archives: Controlling the Numbers
There’s been some comments about confusion with the last “Leaky Liver” entry. It is confusing! The liver plays a major role in diabetes, and also more than one function. I’d like to further explain things and perhaps help clear some … 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 … Continue reading
I’ve answered this question many times over and over. I’ve decided to do a post because you can only type the same thing so many times without going bonkers LOL. So here goes:
Quite a lot in my opinion, and a great potential for fraud and confusion.
I know the program I suggest here is a major change in eating habits for most people. Let’s face it, our favorite foods are usually full of carbs. Carbs make us happy, we celebrate with them, they make us … Continue reading
Yes folks, it’s time for Lizzy to have another hissy-fit. The subject today is the term “pre-diabetes” which in my estimation is like the term “being a little bit pregnant”!!! This term is used by the medical establishment much … Continue reading
You hear a lot about the Glycemic Index these days, but how helpful is it for diabetics really. Some people swear by it, and some (like me) not so much. First let’s explain what it is: It was developed … Continue reading
Exercise is an excellent way to lower glucose numbers with type-2, but many people find that their numbers are actually higher after exercise or they have lows several hours later. It helps to understand why, and to prepare for the … Continue reading
Always make sure that you drink enough fluid. Dehydration is a danger for diabetics, especially when their numbers are high. When blood volume is low because of dehydration, the concentration of glucose increases. Not only does dehydration increase blood glucose … Continue reading