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Goodbye

Goodbye

As I say goodbye to the Diabetes Self-Management blog, my biggest hope is that you will share your journey too…

Holiday Food and Diabetes

Holiday Food and Diabetes

At my house the holidays have always been about family feasts. I have found these to be the most difficult times to have diabetes…

Diabetes and Self-Pity

Diabetes and Self-Pity

If you have diabetes and never feel sorry for yourself, you are amazing. The rest of us battle self-pity now and then during our journey. We need ways to cope during those down times…

Hypoglycemia Awareness

Hypoglycemia Awareness

Today there is a simple way to increase your own hypoglycemia awareness and to help others become more skilled at identifying the condition as well…

Driving With Diabetes

Driving With Diabetes

Having diabetes can affect your life in ways you never expected. One of those involves safety while you are driving…

Reducing Diabetes Costs

Make Your Diabetes Care Less Expensive

One of the biggest reasons for neglecting diabetes care is the financial burden. I would love to see this change, so I’ve included a lot of information on reducing costs here…

Metabolism: Little Things Mean a Lot

Metabolism: Little Things Mean a Lot

My metabolic rate is low and has been for most of my adult life. I’m perfectly happy sitting in front of a computer for hours. But according to the experts, this is asking for trouble…

The Fructose Wars

The Fructose Wars

In one blog by another person with Type 2 diabetes, I read that fructose has less impact on insulin than other forms of sugar…

Diabetes Goals

What Are Your Diabetes Goals?

Many doctors will treat you according to the standards of care given to them by the AMA and ADA. That is modern medicine. But are those goals right for you?

How to Lose Weight

How to Lose Weight

Since I developed diabetes, doctors have reinforced my obsession with weight. If a person could lose weight by thinking about it, I’d be skin and bones…

How Can I Stop Eating Too Much?

How Can I Stop Eating Too Much?

The reasons we eat have less to do with hunger and more with other things. Here are some strategies I’ve discovered that can prevent you from eating too much…

Generic insulin

Where Is Generic Insulin?

When I turned 65 last month, it was time to deal with that dreaded entity, Medicare. The biggest surprise was the prescription list…

Making changes

Can We Really Change?

Is it possible to change our habits when we are older? Here are some mistakes that I have made while trying to change, and what I should have done instead…

Flu

Diabetes and Flu Season

Those of us with diabetes are more likely to get the flu and are three times more likely to need a hospital stay from the virus and its complications…

Diabetes and joy

The Lives of Others

Being around people who do not have diabetes makes it clear how hard it is for them to understand what it means to live with this condition…

Why Do Your Feet Hurt?

Pain and numbness in my feet from diabetes sent me looking for answers. What caused it, and what could I do about it?

Medical Alert Jewelry for Diabetes

Experiencing a low blood sugar forced me to think about how diabetes was changing my life. Here are some of the things that made me decide to buy a medical alert necklace…

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