Diabetes Self-Management Blog

If you’ve visited DiabetesSelfManagement.com before, you’ll notice that we’ve made a few changes around here. For starters, we’ve given ourselves a makeover. To make the site more appealing to the eye and easier to explore, we’ve given it a new look and a new layout. In addition, we’re pleased to launch this blog—The Diabetes Self-Management Blog, which will be updated each weekday by me and by several talented writers.

They include Amy Campbell, a dietitian and diabetes educator who will teach you about nutrition and meal planning; Joe Nelson, a psychotherapist who will talk to you about the emotional aspects of coping with diabetes; and Jan Chait and Andy Stuckey, two writers who will level with you about their experiences managing diabetes. As the blog’s editor, I’ll keep you updated on the latest diabetes news.

If you are unfamiliar with blogs, don’t be intimidated. The word “blog” is simply shorthand for “weblog,” or online journal. There are thousands upon thousands of blogs out there, and among them, quite a few about diabetes. But we’re going to be doing something here that, to my knowledge, no other diabetes blog is doing: We’ll be combining tips and teachings from experts, first-person, tell-it-like-it-is dispatches from people with diabetes, and diabetes news reports all in the same source. Together with the detailed and informative articles on diabetes self-care in our Magazine Archives and the diabetes-friendly recipes in our Recipes section, the blog makes our site into a sort of one-stop shopping experience for diabetes information. (Except, unlike most places you go for one-stop shopping, DiabetesSelfManagement.com is free.)

So come on in, make yourselves at home, get to know the bloggers, and enjoy. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to communicate with us in the Comments section below.

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  1. Dear Kathy,
    Congratulations for the new look for the sites it`s more flexible and more cheering.
    Keep the good work.
    Forza DSM.

    Posted by Hagag |
  2. Chromium Picolinate?
    How does it work? Does it work at all? I am a type 2 diabetic,63 year old male and use no supplements at all. Iam retired and keep my blood sugar under control with Metformin and 3 days a week in the gym, with lotsa cardio aswell as weight lifting. My last A-1C was under 6. But I am just so curios?
    Lou

    Posted by Lou |
  3. The blog articles appear to be great. The recipes seem to be rediculous. Correct me if I’m wrong. Recipe with 6 slices of bread is only 20G carbs? Swedish rye recipe is 15 carbs? Why bother, when we can purchase any bread most any bread in the super market with 13 carbs. 6 slices translates to 78 carbs.
    Those were the first two receipes I looked at, and decided to go no further. Correct me if I’m wrong, please.
    Bernie H.

    Posted by Bernie H. |
  4. I am type 2 diabetic. Does anybody have problems getting their doctor to reduce medication dosage?

    I was put on medication 2 years ago.

    Since then I have lost 30 lbs and my BMI is 26 today. My A1C has ranged from 5.4 to 5.8 for the last 2 years. My personal glucose monitoring, 4 to 5 times a day, shows I am right in the normal range by my own doctor’s definition of normal. These normal readings are after I took the initiative and reduced my medication by 50%. I have not told my doctor I reduced my dosage yet.

    My doctor won’t even look at my log. I wonder if I even need to be on medication because of these readings and I have made all my doctor’s recommeded life style changes. I eat right, I exercise 60 to 90 minutes 6 to 7 days a week, I use a CPAT machine everynight.

    Is it time to find a new doctor?

    Posted by Dennis Blankenship |
  5. If a doctor won’t listen to what you have to say about your diabetes, then get a different doctor. I think you and your doctor should work as a team. It’s your body.

    Posted by granny Pat |

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