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’s Stream-of-Consciousness Blog

Hittin’ the Road With Flatt and Scruggs

Stylin’ (and a Recipe to Boot)

Diabetes Has Its Ups and Downs

“But I Gotta Go NOW!”

How Does Stress Raise Your BGs? Let Me Count the Ways

Life-Changing Anniversary Coming up Fast

Cold Weather Brings Aches and Pains. And Soup.

Cat-astrophe Avoided, Jan Dreams of a Garden

Diabetes Bites, but Fun is on the Way

Wishing for Environmental Changes

Gimmee a QUAN!

New CGM Brings Old “Factors” Back Into Play

Just Get It Right, Will Ya?

I Did It My Way

Diabetes Management: What’s Your Category?

First It’s This, Then It’s That…

Has the “Busy” Let Up? Nope!

Busy Days Stymied by “Help” and Doctors

Fake Foot Flops, Leads to Learning

I Have a New Pump! (Sorta)

The Web Site SAID It Was Accessible!

Of Bathrooms, Legs, and Clueless People

Stressful Times are a-Comin’

Help! I’m Trying to Construct a Speech!

More Myths, Diabetes and Otherwise

Myths, Diabetes and Otherwise

When “Brain Drain” is a Good Thing

Feeling Alone? No Need With the Proper Support

Going, Going… Almost Gone?

A Memorable Weekend

“Misteaks” Abound, but Outcome is Positive

When Outpatient Surgery Goes Wrong

Would an Apple a Day Help?

Having It All

Procedure Not Too Bad in the End

Jan’s Everything Blog

Bang! Bang! Let’s Come to Order!

Still Sick

Speak for Yourself, Jan

These Past Two Weeks…

Legs and Bathrooms

Hypoglycemia Leads to HyperShopping

Calling All Amputees: Information, Please

Greetings From the Bahamas

Inner-City Hospital Tackles Diabetes Control

This Leg is Made for Walking. But When?

Me and Mom

On the Path to Whatever Passes for “Normal” Around Here

Cover Up or Let It All Hang Out?

Jan Continues Her Search for the Perfect Potty

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