Category Archives: Newly Diagnosed

Diabetes Holidaze Survival Tips

  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

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Why Test???

  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:

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Getting Started

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 you’re first … Continue reading

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What Can I Eat

   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

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Don’t “Should” All Over Yourself

      One of my favorite Psychology professor’s most used saying was “Don’t Should All Over Yourself”,  it’s now one of my favorite sayings too. 

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Meter and Test Strip Tips

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

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