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Independence vs. Dependence

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In my practice, I’ve seen some married couples lately that remind me of my own family of origin: the man has diabetes that he controls with insulin and has great pride in his ability to deal with it without depending on anyone else, for anything. These men do not tell anyone they have diabetes unless they are forced to do so (by severe hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose levels, for example), and they believe they need little advice on managing the condition. Read More “Independence vs. Dependence”

A Trip to the DMV With My Diabetes Man-Purse

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Yesterday, I went to the New York State DMV on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to get my driver’s license renewed. My license expired two weeks ago on my birthday, and ever since then I’d been dreading this day. I tried to keep my hopes up that the turnaround would be quick, checked my blood glucose (82), ate a granola bar, and shuffled out the door with my mp3 player clipped to my belt loop. Read More “A Trip to the DMV With My Diabetes Man-Purse”

Read More About It

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When it comes to sexuality, sex and diabetes being informed can only help. MEDLINE PLUS Female Sexual Dysfunction www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/femalesexualdysfunction.html Read articles from respected publications on … Read More “Read More About It”

Symptoms of Depression

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If you experience five or more of these symptoms every day for at least two weeks and they are interfering with routine daily activities such as work, self-care, child care, or your social life, you should seek an evaluation for depression.
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Article of the Week: Understanding Insulin

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In his blog entry this week, Andy Stuckey talks about how certain activities affect the action of the insulin he takes. This article from the archives delves further into the topic of insulin. It discusses the role that insulin plays in the body, different types of synthetic insulin that are on the market, available methods of insulin delivery, and challenges of insulin therapy, including hypoglycemia.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Understanding Insulin”

 

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