"Your A1c is good. Your thyroid is fine. Your urine is high.” Said our diabetes nurse at a clinic appointment. His urine is high? What did that mean? Did it mean that he was spilling protein in his urine? My mind was spinning out of control but I tried not to show it. Why do you get ... Read More about High Urine. What does it mean?
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Like any good family living with type 1 diabetes, we have a rule--Never Waste Blood! If you cut yourself, find a glucometer immediately. Never waste an opportunity to see if your blood sugar is high or low whether you have diabetes or not. As a family with one member having diabetes, ... Read More about Mom, Your Blood Sugar is Low!
My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 2 years old. At that young age, I couldn’t imagine him identifying letters and having an eye exam so young but when you have type 1 diabetes, you also must take good care of your eyes. This means that even at 2, we headed in to see an ... Read More about Having diabetes isn’t enough, you must also look after your eyes
I hate time changes. They mess with my system and leave me feeling out of sorts for days. When you live with type 1 diabetes, time changes also impact how you deliver your insulin. Whether you are injecting or using an insulin pump, here are a few things that you need to know about ... Read More about Dealing with time changes and type 1 diabetes
Whenever you travel out of the country, it is important to have some sort of insurance. No one plans to get sick or break a limb but it does happen and it is important to be prepared just in case. When you live with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it can be a bit more challenging to get travel ... Read More about Getting travel insurance with type 1 diabetes