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.

It Can Only Get Better From Here

One More Death Too Many

The Great Thanksgiving Buffet Disaster

Visit to the "Old World" Brings New Surprises

Taking Care of Me

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth (Mostly)

Crazy? Or Just Crazed?

What Can You Give to Help Others?

Will the Goblins Be Gobblin’ at My House This Year?

Trying to Stay Flexible

Obsession Isn’t Always a Perfume

Navigating a New Toy

Blowing My Top (If Not My Chai Latte)

The Right Stuff

Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat When it Comes to Your Health

Loss Leads to Indecision

It’s About Time

Something From Nothing: I Coulda Written for Seinfeld

Oh, the Things You’ll See, the People You’ll Meet

Things That Bug Us

Getting the Blues Over Diabetes Depiction

Weighing In…On Several Topics

Happy Campers, Despite Having Diabetes

Blast It! Starting on Multiple Meds Makes Sense

Traveling May Be Expensive, But Friends Are Priceless

Jan’s Very Bad, Awful, Diet- and BG-Blowing Day

Mother Nature Opens a Flood of Questions

Pump Up Your Education

A Little Glitz, a Little Glam, to Give My Diabetes Stuff Some BAM!

Insurance Costs? Who Cares?

Vacations, Like Diabetes, Can Have Their Ups and Downs

One More Reason to Manage Our Diabetes

Fishing for Freedom from Harassment

Parents Charged in Diabetes Death

What Does That Have To Do With Diabetes?

Support Comes in Many Forums

Exploring the Gluten-Free World

Having Diabetes Means Coping With Change

There’s More Than One Way to Answer a Prayer

Cruising My Way to a Goal

Finding My Inner Beach Ball

Where’s Your Brain When You Need It?

South of the Border (and So Was My Glucose)

"Be Prepared": Not Just the Boy Scouts’ Marching Song

Medicine Doesn’t Offer Any Guarantees

Call Me Irrepressible

In Praise of Pharmacists

Some Days Are for the Birds

Setting Priorities: Diabetes Doesn’t Always Come First

Sticking Point: Getting to the Tip of the Problem

When Progress Isn’t a Positive Thing

Diabetes Costs, by the Mile and by the Gallon

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