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.

End-of-the-Year Musings

Stirring up a Potpourri

Common Sense Getting More Uncommon

Time for…the Flu?

I’ll Take the High Road and I’ll Take the Low Road and I’ll Be Frustrated Afore Ye

Thanksgiving Snuck Up on Me This Year!

Endocrinology Visits Can Have Their Highs and Lows

You Don’t Have to Be a Boy Scout to Be Prepared

Surgery Is Over, But What Did Life Hand Me?

The Things I’ll Do to Get Out of Washing Dishes

BGs Drop: Mystery Solved

How Busy Can It Get?

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream…

Will “Accessible” Ever Really Mean Accessible?

Do You Know Your Number Without Checking? You May Be Surprised

How Does Your Garden Grow?

After the Initial Reaction…What?

High School and Gardens and Meeting Stuff, Oh My!

How Sweet It Is!

Doin’ the BG Limbo. How Low Can I Go?

My Diabetes? Oh, It Has Its Ups and Downs

Seeing is Believing

Stylin’ the Diabetes Way

When F-E-R-T-I-L-I-Z-E-R Is a Four-Letter Word

Life in an Obstacle Course

There’s a New Pump on the Horizon

Memories Flood In; Take Over

Counting My Veggies Before They Are Planted

On the Other Hand…

Cruising in a Sea of Frustration

Veronica Elsea Handles Diabetes Frustrations With a Song

It’s Vacation Time! Worry, Obsess, and Fret

Should You be Putting Food in That?

Wish I Could (Still) Eat That

“Should You be Eating That?” Could Have a New Meaning

All is OK in the End, but the Middle Sucked

Aching Joints Aside, Things are Looking Up

Do I Know How to Celebrate or What?

How’d He Do That?

Walking Over Shark-Infested Waters

Uncaring? Get a Clue!

Diabetes Can Go Take a Flying Bleep!

How Much of Too Much Isn’t Enough?

Deen Reveals Type 2 Diabetes: Criticism Abounds

You’re Fired!

Aw, Geez. Here Goes Polly-Janna Again

ReCALC…ulating

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Recipes for Spring
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