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FDA Recommendations For Diabetes Management Are Largely Ineffective

Diabetes management, if limited to FDA recommendations is largely ineffective.

Finding humor in Diabetes: #laughingwithyou

Humor can make the burden of diabetes a little less heavy.

Best of the Diabetes Apps of 2016 – How to pick what is right for you

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 [...]

Diabetes Management – Do you follow the rules?

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.

Living with Diabetes – “The Diabetic and the Beast ”

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.

Are Two Hats Better Than One?

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.

The Buddy System

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.