Diabetes management, if limited to FDA recommendations is largely ineffective.
Humor can make the burden of diabetes a little less heavy.
The National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 95 percent of them have Type 2, the form [...]
In the diabetes community, adherence and compliance are words that are used to talk about and evaluate how PWD (people with diabetes) are doing with their diabetes management.
Diabetes impacts our lives deeply. We are forced to realize our limitations as humans. Diabetes is a beast to be tamed - not by the diabetic alone, but by an entire village.
We all have many hats that we wear in our lives - parent, partner, colleague, community member etc. For me, two of my most important roles are that of being a mother and a Diabetes Educator. The fact that my son has type 1 diabetes means that these roles intersect and overlap on a regular basis.
"E1c" is a pun I use to capture the emotional factors we face that impact our ability and willingness to reach diabetes management goals.
If you have both diabetes and depression, you already know that it doesn’t feel good and you’d be better off if you could do something about it, right?
A few months ago, I went on (blog) record to share the news that my A1c peaked above 8% for the first time in more than 2 decades. I listed a plethora of possible reasons (better known as excuses) – travel, burnout, stress, junk food, etc… What I DIDN’T do was what I do for a living: profess a solution. Because, quite frankly, I didn’t think I had it in me to stick to whatever I came up with. Now that’s changed.
I think my practice does a pretty good job helping people to meet their diabetes management goals. But quite frankly, my control stinks. My A1c has crept up to nearly 8%, and despite using a pump and CGM religiously, I still experience more than my fair share of lows.
Whether you’re an old pro and have been managing your diabetes for years or if you’re new to the world of tracking, counting, adjusting and managing your blood sugar – burnout can strike anyone at anytime.