Wellness & Diabetes

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

March 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Slideshow, Wellness & Diabetes

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Purchase your copy of “Dealing with Diabetes Burnout” Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes is an inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management – counting carbohydrates at every meal, constantly adjusting medication doses, taking [...]

Ode to Parents of Children with Diabetes

September 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Ode to Parents of Children with Diabetes

I don’t have any children—especially any children living with type 1 diabetes. I live with Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease myself, since I was 13 (today, I’m merely 28 but the anxiety of eventually turning “30” into an “old woman” increases daily). In the many years I’ve been chatting with, writing for, presenting to, [...]

How NOT to Support a Person Living with Diabetes

September 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

How NOT to Support a Person Living with Diabetes

You know what we need in life with diabetes? More police. More warnings. More lectures. More raised eyebrows and far more people gasping at the sight of our blood sugar when it isn’t perfect. If you’re interested in doing it all wrong, increasing the already existing stress levels we live under day in and day [...]

Letter to a Low Blood Sugar

September 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Letter to a Low Blood Sugar

Dearest Hypoglycemia, I write to you with a sweaty forehead, but please don’t be offended–I promise I showered recently and was completely ready to leave the house for some errands, only to run into you instead. As I sip yet another box of juice–a tangy taste I’m sure I once enjoyed as a child, prior to [...]

Working with a Diabetes Coach

August 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Working with a Diabetes Coach

Allison from DiabetesMine gave coaching a try for 4 weeks…and shared her story! “I never thought I needed a life coach or health coach, but while writing last month’s post on diabetes coaches, friend and fellow PWD Ginger Vieira kindly offered me a one-month trial to experience what it’s really like working with one. Intrigued, I decided to take [...]

What is Emotional Eating?

August 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

What is Emotional Eating?

The term “emotional eating” might instantly make you think of a person sobbing into a carton of ice cream, but true emotional eating can happen regularly, after you’ve gotten home from work, and you’ve simply had a long day. The emotions underlying your eating may be as immense as a divorce or a death in [...]

Dreaming of a Cure for Diabetes

July 16th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Dreaming of a Cure for Diabetes

The link below is to an article at DiabetesDaily about the idea of a cure for diabetes. Do you dream of a cure, someday, for diabetes? I certainly do. While a non-diabetic might assume, “Well, of course, you must dream for a cure constantly!” and assume it’s easy to imagine life without diabetes…it’s actually incredibly [...]

Fastest & Slowest Carbohydrates for Low Blood Sugars

July 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Fastest & Slowest Carbohydrates for Low Blood Sugars

Treating a low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) might seem easy: eat something with carbohydrates. But to ensure that you’re getting the best source of carbohydrate that will raise your blood sugar as quickly as possible isn’t as simple as you might’ve thought. For the most part, my relationship with diabetes is a positive one. Checking my [...]

Non-Diabetic’s Guide to Helping Loved Ones with Diabetes

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Non-Diabetic's Guide to Helping Loved Ones with Diabetes

Whether you’re a brother, mother, aunt, boyfriend, wife or best friend, knowing how to support the people in your life who live with diabetes isn’t all that easy. In fact, it can be very tricky. Mostly, because: We all have different needs when it comes to the kind of support we want in diabetes. You, [...]

Diabetes Burnout

June 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Wellness & Diabetes

Diabetes Burnout

Here are the links to three important steps for getting through and beyond burnout in your diabetes management. This disease can be exhausting, and we never get vacations. It’s only expected that we’ll get burnt out and need to step back for a few days. But we can’t stay there! When we’re ready, it’s important [...]

Emotional Eating with Diabetes

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