This is a scary time. Every time we turn on the news, open our Twitter feed, or look at Facebook, we see more devastating news about COVID-19. In the UK, they have recommended that people with diabetes isolate themselves for 14 weeks. Reporters are constantly telling us that COVID-19 is a greater ... Read More about Managing your mental health during COVID-19
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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard the news about the latest viral outbreak, COVID-19. For people with type 1 diabetes, there is a very real fear of coming down with any flu virus and COVID-19 is no different. Those living with diabetes are more likely to develop ... Read More about COVID-19 and type 1 diabetes
"Your A1c is good. Thyroid levels are 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 protein ... Read More about High Urine. What does it mean?
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