We all know that the teen years are hard. Teenagers are dealing with hormonal changes and their role in the world is changing. They are no longer children, but they are not yet adults. When you throw type 1 diabetes into the mix, things can get crazy for everyone involved and it is hard … [Read more...] about How to help your teen with diabetes
Many people with diabetes have a debilitating fear of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood glucose or low blood sugar levels. Symptoms can include weakness, dizziness, feeling hungry, or irritability. In some cases, there can be no symptoms at all. If … [Read more...] about How to manage the fear of hypoglycemia
There are few issues as emotionally charged as asking the diabetes community if diabetes is a disability. Some people will state that they have a disabled pancreas. Others will state that there is nothing that they cannot do…except make insulin. There seems to be no clear answer. There … [Read more...] about Is type 1 diabetes considered a disability
In 2006 the United Nations adopted the blue circle as the international symbol of diabetes. Before that, there was no single, universal symbol. Many people in the diabetes community were using a grey ribbon in hopes of replicating the recognition power of the pink cancer ribbon. The … [Read more...] about What is the symbol for diabetes?
Humans are social. We require some sort of interaction with others. When you live with diabetes, social support can positively impact your health outcomes. A paper in the NCBI Journal looked at a variety of studies that showed that there was a positive relationship between … [Read more...] about Why social support is important in diabetes care
For years, I have been considering creating a diabetes boot camp. It started out as a joke. Wouldn’t it be great if I could enroll my child in a boot camp and he would suddenly get it? Many people reached out and said that they would love to be able to be a part of something that would allow them to … [Read more...] about Diabetes Boot Camp