Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Jan Chait

Will Spring Ever Arrive?

Where’s my head this week? Gee, I wish I knew. I remember I saw the endocrinologist in March and my HbA1c was 6.5%. Lipids were normal, blood pressure was normal, and he was a happy camper. Or maybe he just wanted me out of there, since I hadn’t showered for two days…

Jan Chait

“We’ll All Get Old If We Live Long Enough”

Mom was talking the other day about finding herself a nursing home or assisted living place to move into before we (my three brothers and I) are “burdened” by her. She’s gotten a bit forgetful of late, although I haven’t noticed it all that much. Her father had Alzheimer and she may be thinking about how he didn’t even remember her…

Amy Campbell

What Is Your Urine Trying to Tell You?

Historically, looking at urine has been a way for doctors to gauge a person’s health, especially before other types of testing were available. If you’ve had diabetes for a long time or know someone who has, you’ll know that urine testing was a way to figure out how well controlled (or uncontrolled) a persons’ diabetes was…

Jan Chait

No, This Is Not What “Spring Forward” Means

It was another exciting night in the Chait household. One minute I was watching TV; the next, I was watching the floor fly up to smack me in the face. “Jan,” I said to myself, “you’re supposed to lean back in a recliner — not lean forward…”

David Spero

Farewell to Rachel

My mother-in-law died last week. It wasn’t a tragedy. She was 93 years old and died peacefully in her sleep, without apparent pain. But it got me thinking about death and other scary things…

Jan Chait

Goat’s Milk Soap? Not Baaaaaaaaaaaad!

Can winter be over now? After last week’s unpleasantness, I’m certainly ready for it to be!

David Spero

Looking Back to 2013

Jan Chait

“It’s Over There — Just Out of Reach”

Jan Chait

Sonja

Amy Campbell

Shared Medical Appointments: Are They for You?

Scott Coulter

Money, Medicine, and the Cosmos (An Essay Tangentially Related to Diabetes)

Jan Chait

It’s a Wellness Program: What Harm Could It Do?

Jan Chait

MORE Tests?

Jan Chait

Basically, Stuff and Nonsense

Scott Coulter

Lessons Learned

Scott Coulter

Your Body Doesn’t Know the Difference

Amy Campbell

Prostate Cancer: What It Is and Who It Affects

David Spero

Two Lovely Days

David Spero

Do You Have an Advance Directive?

Amy Campbell

Healthy Habits for Healthy Aging: Four Steps You Can Take

Jan Chait

Mirror, Mirror, on the Bed…

David Spero

Drink More Water

David Spero

How Healthy Do You Think You Are?

Jan Chait

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream…

Jan Chait

Will “Accessible” Ever Really Mean Accessible?

Web Team

Free Guide to Understanding Health-Care Reform

David Spero

Crying as Medicine

Web Team

Thyroid Awareness Month

Eric Lagergren

The Pancreata in Our House

Eric Lagergren

The Annual Doctor Visit Approaches

David Spero

Becoming a Grandfather

Jan Chait

When “Brain Drain” is a Good Thing

David Spero

Diabetes and Your House

Jan Chait

Would an Apple a Day Help?

David Spero

Mobility Scooter Meltdown

David Spero

Are You a Patient or a Person?

Jan Chait

Be a Team Player or, Even Better, Be the Team Leader

Eric Lagergren

It’s a Sparkling Water Kind of Day, Every Day

David Spero

Diabetes on the Web

Jan Chait

Medication Mishaps Common, But You Can Avoid Them

Jan Chait

When Health Care Turns Deadly and How to Avoid Getting to That Point

Jan Chait

Stand Up For Yourself (Even If You’re Lying Down)

Jan Chait

Want to Help Prevent Medical Errors? Advocate for Yourself.

David Spero

Sleep is the Best Medicine

Eric Lagergren

The Lazy, Lethargic, Hypothyroidic Diabetes Blog Entry

Jan Chait

Noncompliant Docs Don’t Do You Any Favors

David Spero

Treat People, Not Numbers

Eric Lagergren

Doctors, Doctors, and More Doctors

Eric Lagergren

Thyroidectomy and a Side of Diabetes

David Spero

Happy New Year’s Resolution!

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes in the Back Seat

David Spero

Diabetes Economics

Eric Lagergren

It Is Thyroid Cancer

David Spero

Sleep, Stress, and Diabetes

David Spero

When Can We Stop?

David Spero

Are People with Diabetes Sweeter?

Eric Lagergren

How Much Doctoring is Too Much for a Type 1?

Jan Chait

Searching My Brain for Something to Say

Eric Lagergren

Random Thoughts on My Diabetes and This Blog

David Spero

Health-Care System Needs Healing

Eric Lagergren

Another Endocrinologist Visit

Jan Chait

Low Glucose Leads to High Anxiety

Eric Lagergren

Revisiting the Thyroid Thing: The Results

Tara Dairman

Protecting Yourself from Swine Flu

David Spero

Qi Gong, Diabetes, and Me

Jan Chait

Is ‘Globesity’ the Next Factor in Global Warming?

Eric Lagergren

Is It Just Always Something?

Jan Chait

A Good Doctor is Hard to Find

Amy Campbell

Irritating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Conclusion)

Amy Campbell

Irritating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part 4)

Amy Campbell

Irritating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part 3)

David Spero

Ideas in Weight Control

Jan Chait

Sizing up the Attitudes

Amy Campbell

Irritating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Irritating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part 1)

Jan Chait

Can Diabetes Education Be Music to Your Ears?

David Spero

Stress, Inflammation, Diabetes

Jan Chait

"Shape Up!" Jan Tells Herself

Amy Campbell

A New Year, A New Start

David Spero

Food Politics

Amy Campbell

Healthy Holidays To All

Web Team

Inspired by Diabetes Competition Opens

Amy Campbell

Osteoporosis: Yet another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 2)

David Spero

Your Family History

Amy Campbell

Osteoporosis: Yet Another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 1)

David Spero

Furry Medicine

Eric Lagergren

Joe the Diabetic

Eric Lagergren

When the Paranoia Subsides

David Spero

Might As Well Vote

Eric Lagergren

The Paranoid Moments

Eric Lagergren

A Week In The Life

David Spero

Mistakes People Make With Doctors

Jan Chait

Blowing My Top (If Not My Chai Latte)

David Spero

Self-Managing Chronic Pain (Part 3): Medications and Groups

Jan Chait

The Right Stuff

David Spero

Mind Over Pain?

Jan Chait

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

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 3)

David Spero

Self-Managing Chronic Pain (Part 1)

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 2)

David Spero

The Mysteries of Pain

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 1)

David Spero

An Epidemic of Pain

Jan Chait

Something From Nothing: I Coulda Written for Seinfeld

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes, Stomach Stuff, and Spousal Stress

David Spero

Does Your Educator Have a Clue?

Amy Campbell

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

Jan Chait

Getting the Blues Over Diabetes Depiction

Tara Dairman

Knocking Out Prediabetes

Jan Chait

Weighing In…On Several Topics

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 5): Wrapping Up

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 4): Blood Lipids

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 3): Blood Lipids

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 2): Blood Pressure

David Spero

In the Palace of Diabetes

Jan Chait

Mother Nature Opens a Flood of Questions

Amy Campbell

The Ups and Downs of Meds and Diabetes (Part 1): Steroids

Jan Chait

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

Tara Dairman

Quitting Smoking as a Group

Jan Chait

One More Reason to Manage Our Diabetes

David Spero

Insurance Tips from the ADA

Jan Chait

Fishing for Freedom from Harassment

Jan Chait

Exploring the Gluten-Free World

Eric Lagergren

A Year of Helping Medical Students

David Spero

The Misuse of Science

David Spero

Some Things Are Worse Than Sugar

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

Blood Pressure Rising…What Can You Do?

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Inspired by Diabetes Contest

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Diabetes and Politics

David Spero

Have You Tried Group Medicine?

Jan Chait

In Praise of Pharmacists

Eric Lagergren

In Praise of the Diabetes Contact List

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Time for Sleep?

David Spero

Stop Waking Up! (Part 2)

David Spero

Stop Waking Up!

Amy Campbell

Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes (Part 2)

Jan Chait

When Progress Isn’t a Positive Thing

Amy Campbell

Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

ADA’s New Guidelines OK Low-Carb Diets for Weight Loss

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Diabetes Resolutions and Reflections

David Spero

New Year’s Resolutions

Amy Campbell

Gearing Up for a New Year

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Depression, Diabetes, and the Elderly

Jan Chait

Jan Cleans Out Files, Comes Up With Blog Entry

Eric Lagergren

Before They Are Doctors

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes, Beer, Dinner, and Medical Students

Web Team

What We’re Reading: The Over-informed Patient?

Eric Lagergren

My Diabetes, My Family Centered Experience

Web Team

What We’re Reading: World Diabetes Day

Tara Dairman

National Diabetes Month, Week 3: Around the World

Web Team

What We’re Reading: D-Blog Day

Tara Dairman

National Diabetes Month, Week 2: Employees

David Spero

Grab Some Z’s

Tara Dairman

Get Your Flu and Pneumonia Shots

Jan Chait

In the Hospital, Resistance is Futile

David Spero

Carbs vs. Fats—Who’s to Blame?

Jan Chait

Bits and Pieces of This and That

Eric Lagergren

Health Care Without Crisis

David Spero

Answering Reader Questions

Eric Lagergren

Addicted to Your Self-Management?

David Spero

How the Medical System Hurts People With Diabetes

David Spero

Sicker Than Sicko

David Spero

Laugh With Me

Jan Chait

Back From (Another) Trip

Jan Chait

Serving the Public: A Little Information Wouldn’t Hurt

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Getting to Know Ketones

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites

David Spero

Type 2 Diabetes—An Environmental Illness

Jan Chait

Patient, Heal Thyself?

Amy Campbell

Keeping Your Cool When it’s Hot!

Tara Dairman

New Risk of Smoking Found for Type 1

Jan Chait

Fatal Distraction

David Spero

Introducing Myself

Amy Campbell

Water, Water Everywhere…

Jan Chait

The Best Medicine?

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Getting a Hand from Social Agencies

Andy Stuckey

Doctor’s Visit and Diabetic Gold

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Boning Up on Bone Health

Joe Nelson

The Weight of Work Gets Heavier

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Teaming Up for Better Diabetes Control

Andy Stuckey

Get Thee to a Doctor’s Office!

Jan Chait

Practicing Medicine Without a License

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Diabetes and Disordered Eating

Tara Dairman

Two Studies Call for Online Participants

Jan Chait

Will They Ever Learn?

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Healthy Aging With Diabetes

Jan Chait

Turn Off the Alarm Clock—I’m Busy Sleeping

Amy Campbell

Be “SMART” About Your Goals: Part 2

Amy Campbell

Be “SMART” About Your Goals: Part 1

Tara Dairman

DiabetesSelfManagement.com Wins Two Blog Awards!

Jan Chait

Up in Smoke: Changing Bad Habits

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Diabetes Year in Review

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Vote for Blog Awards!

Jan Chait

What Does Your Doc Know About Diabetes?

Joe Nelson

SAD and Sleepy in Minnesota

Jan Chait

Diabetes: Portrayal vs. Reality

Tara Dairman

Joslin Launches Free Online Diabetes Videos

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Nominate us for "Best Blog"!

Andy Stuckey

Better Know a Pharmacist

Tara Dairman

Flu Shot Especially Important for People with Cardiovascular Disease

Katharine Davis

Lack of Sleep Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

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