Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Jan Chait

Did Somebody Say Diabetes Is Dull? BWAAA-ha-ha-ha-ha

Good grief. I woke up low this morning and the day has been downhill ever since. Actually, I was unaware I was hypoglycemic: I just thought the room was hot. After all, I was sweating like mad and had kicked all of the covers off. And why did my continuous glucose monitor continue to beep like mad?

Jan Chait

Limbo Stick or Not: How Low Can You Go?

It was as if somebody had dumped a bucket of cold water on me, but there was no water and no bucket. Instead, I was freezing and sweating — the result of a blood glucose in the 30’s. I checked again. Yep. That’s where it was, all right. Dang…

Scott Coulter

Almost 20 Years…

I’m coming up on a milestone — 20 years of life with diabetes! I’m 35 now, and I was diagnosed with this disease during the summer of my fifteenth year! It’s both hard to believe it’s been that LONG and at the same time hard to remember any of what it felt like to NOT have diabetes…

Jan Chait

Low and Behold — Stress Happens

“Did you know your hand is shaking?” my husband asked. “Yes,” I responded with all the sarcasm a low blood glucose (BG) would allow. Actually, a low BG allows for quite a bit of sarcasm. Maybe “allow” isn’t the right word. I can be sort of obnoxious, which should never be allowed…

Web Team

Study to Evaluate Needle-Free Glucagon Treatment

If you have a child with Type 1 diabetes between the ages of 4 and 16, you may be interested in a study that is currently recruiting volunteers to evaluate a new needle-free glucagon treatment for severe hypoglycemia…

David Spero

Controlling the Dawn Phenomenon

Do you wake up with a blood glucose level that’s higher than when you went to bed? You might wonder how this could be. Is this “dawn phenomenon” serious, and what can you do about it?

Scott Coulter

Slow Changes

Diane Fennell

Severe Lows Occur Often in People With Type 2

Diane Fennell

Hypoglycemia on the Rise

Jan Chait

How Was My Week? It Had Its Ups and Downs.

Jan Chait

Diabeastie Go Home!

Jan Chait

Climbing My Way Out of Hypoglycemia (Finally!)

Jan Chait

Wishing the Week That Was, Wasn’t

Scott Coulter

You’re Scaring the Customers!

Scott Coulter

You’ve Had an Episode (Part 3)

Jan Chait

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

Scott Coulter

You’ve Had an Episode (Part 1)

Jan Chait

Endocrinology Visits Can Have Their Highs and Lows

Jan Chait

BGs Drop: Mystery Solved

David Spero

Driving With Diabetes

David Spero

Coping With Lows

Jan Chait

High School and Gardens and Meeting Stuff, Oh My!

Jan Chait

How Sweet It Is!

Jan Chait

Doin’ the BG Limbo. How Low Can I Go?

Jan Chait

My Diabetes? Oh, It Has Its Ups and Downs

Jan Chait

Seeing is Believing

Maryam Elarbi

Crisis Averted

Jan Chait

Memories Flood In; Take Over

Maryam Elarbi

Road Trip!

Maryam Elarbi

Constant Lows

Maryam Elarbi

Woes of Lows

Jan Chait

Aching Joints Aside, Things are Looking Up

Maryam Elarbi

Communication is Key

Maryam Elarbi

Adventures in Hypoglycemia

Jan Chait

Walking Over Shark-Infested Waters

Eric Lagergren

Brief Meditation on Lows

Jan Chait

Diabetes Has Its Ups and Downs

Eric Lagergren

Worried To Bed, Fine To Wake

Jan Chait

Wishing for Environmental Changes

Jan Chait

First It’s This, Then It’s That…

Eric Lagergren

Low, Low, Low

Diane Fennell

Low Blood Glucose Affects Type 2, Too

Jan Chait

Hypoglycemia Leads to HyperShopping

Jan Chait

Jan Continues Her Search for the Perfect Potty

Eric Lagergren

When the Lows Don’t Represent

Eric Lagergren

Nothungry Oddlow

Jan Chait

We’ve Got to E-lim-in-ate the Obstacles

Jan Chait

New York City: Where the “Fun” Never Ends. (Part 2)

Jan Chait

Bouncing BGs Lead to New Awareness

Jan Chait

Dang! I Could’ve Had Sweet Pickles Instead!

Jan Chait

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired (Not to Mention Hypoglycemic)

Jan Chait

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

Jan Chait

Got Questions? Ask Them!

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes and iPhone: Another App Article?

Eric Lagergren

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Insulin

Jan Chait

Searching My Brain for Something to Say

Eric Lagergren

No Food or Drink Allowed

Eric Lagergren

Hypoglycemia’s Dangerous Enough

Tara Dairman

Tight Control in the Hospital Questioned

Eric Lagergren

Beware Diabetic Complacency

Jan Chait

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

Amy Campbell

How Many Diabetes Educators Can You Fit Into One Convention Center?

Eric Lagergren

One Side Effect from a Low Blood Glucose

Eric Lagergren

Regarding the Diabetes

Eric Lagergren

The Positive Can Be Negative

Jan Chait

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

Eric Lagergren

Eat the Shelf

Eric Lagergren

Those Negative Inner Voices

Jan Chait

Where’s Your Brain When You Need It?

Jan Chait

South of the Border (and So Was My Glucose)

Eric Lagergren

It’s 3 AM. Do You Know What Your Blood Glucose Is?

Eric Lagergren

What Causes Stress and Relieves It at the Same Time?

Eric Lagergren

Drilling for Blood Glucose

Jan Chait

Take Your Best Stab, Then Hope for the Best

Andy Stuckey

Low Blood Glucose Story of the Week

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Be Aware of Hypoglycemia Unawareness

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Charges Against Doug Burns Dropped

Tara Dairman

Low Blood Glucose Doesn’t Affect Long-Term Brain Function

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Hypoglycemia Mix-Up Leads to Arrest

Andy Stuckey

Diabetes and Subconscious Behavior in New Jersey

Joe Nelson

Independence vs. Dependence

Andy Stuckey

A Trip to the DMV With My Diabetes Man-Purse

Andy Stuckey

Family Projects and Sneaky Low Blood Glucose

Jan Chait

Walking the Euglycemic Tightrope

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