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
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!
The fact that Diabetes has now been declared an “epidemic” means that it’s also ripe for unscrupulous people to take advantage of the people suffering from it. What they mainly want is your money, but they do much more … Continue reading
I think that’s the first question for most newly diagnosed people. The answer is simple, regular “real” food. The issue is carbohydrates, they are what need to be controlled and decreased. Of course most of the foods that we … Continue reading
When you’ve tried everything for the high morning numbers and nothing seems to work!!!! Understanding Dawn Phenomenon (DP) can be extremely confusing for new people, and also for not-so-new people. How do you understand the difference between DP, Liver … Continue reading
Here’s some tips about test strips, and testing in general.Storage of strips: Heat, humidity, temperature and exposure to air can all affect strips. I recall a person whose test vial was left open to the air (not humid or hot … Continue reading