Diabetes Self-Management Blog

Jan Chait

Jan Chait

Jan Chait was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in January 1986. Since then, she has run the gamut of treatments, beginning with diet and exercise. She now uses an insulin pump to help treat her diabetes.

Jan Cleans Out Files, Comes Up With Blog Entry

All Pumped Up—Again

Is Today’s Throwaway Society Going Too Far?

Just Stop Already!

Deadlines Eat Into Food Choices

Sometimes It Takes a Smarty Pants To Show You The Way

"Thimk" Before You Act

Laughter: Almost As Good As Blood Glucose Control

Byetta Garners Pancreatitis Warning

Your Treatment…Or Your Life?

Diabetes-Savvy Mental Health Professionals Needed

In the Hospital, Resistance is Futile

Fitting Diabetes Into Your Lifestyle

Take Your Best Stab, Then Hope for the Best

Bits and Pieces of This and That

Load the Code for the Proper Mode

Igor, Prepare the Lab

The "Heart" of Diabetes: More Than Just Blood Glucose

Adventures in Scooterland

Back From (Another) Trip

Serving the Public: A Little Information Wouldn’t Hurt

There’s a Reason We Don’t Call it "Hibegon"

Tales of Hyperglycemia, Procrastination, and a Full Moon

Get a Clue! Keeping Track of Blood Glucose Shouldn’t Be a Mystery

Meal Plan. Check. Medicines. Check. Blood Glucose Monitoring Materials. Ch…Oops!

Patient, Heal Thyself?

Laughter: A Good Medicine to Add to Your Arsenal

Fatal Distraction

"Fat and Lazy," or Type 2 Diabetes—Which Came First?

Pondering the Intensity of Preventing Type 2 diabetes

The Best Medicine?

Tackling a Weighty Subject

Escaping the Whirlwind

Fish Story

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Stressed? That’s Life!

Making Food—and Diabetes—Easier To Swallow

Ear’s the Deal: We’re All Corny

Trying Times

Practicing Medicine Without a License

Just Itching to Share the News

Will Maintaining Blood Glucose Ever Become Easy? Dream On, Alice!

Type 1 Envy

Get Packing! But What? And IN What?

Scared Trait. Is It Helpful?

Got Those Low-down, Fatty-Food-Eatin’, No-Carb-Countin’, High-Blood-Glucose Blues

Will They Ever Learn?

Turn Off the Alarm Clock—I’m Busy Sleeping

Symlin: Sometimes the Positives Outweigh the Negatives

Alterations: Not Just for Seamstresses

Up in Smoke: Changing Bad Habits

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