7 Holiday Diabetes Management Tips

December 1, 2015By 1 Comment

Written for: *See article posted on the Medtronic ‘The Loop’ Blog In the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle, people with diabetes can have a mound of other stresses to contend with, such as blood sugar fluctuations as a direct result of a full calendar. Living with type 1 diabetes for over 25 […]

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Should Newly Diagnosed T1Ds Be Taught the Exchange System?

December 1, 2014By 1 Comment

See Article and make comments on My Glu If you were diagnosed after the year 2000, you are probably saying, “Whooza whatza exchange system? Is that like foreign currency for diabetics?” Ha ha. Let’s go old school for a minute: does anyone remember this little scale that lived on our kitchen counter-top back in the day? […]

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Wearing your Diabetes

August 6, 2014By 3 Comments

By now most of us in the diabetes community have heard, seen, or read about the beauty queen wearing her insulin pump during the swimsuit portion of her competition.  Newly crowned Miss Idaho’s Sierra Sandison probably didn’t think she would be part of the nightly celebrity news on E Online.  Not only did she get […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Spring Cleaning for your Diabetes

April 4, 2014By 2 Comments

It’s that time of year when we all get the itch.  We’ve been cooped up inside, too lazy and filled with comfort food to do anything besides count down the days until the snow melts.  Well, here we are!  We all get that ‘bug’, sort of that nesting instinct to go through our closets, buy […]

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My Bionic Friends

May 21, 2013By 1 Comment

Due to my pregnancy haze over the last year, I have not been keeping up with all the exciting advancements in our journey toward a cure for diabetes.  Thanks to Facebook and the fact that more than half of my contacts are my diabetes friends, I’ve been able to learn about they’re experiences with new meter […]

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Diabetes and Breastfeeding: The Reality!

April 2, 2013By 13 Comments

  Okay, for my regular readers who are not in the child-bearing stage in their lives, I apologize, as I am sure you are looking for my next informative blog regarding food and nutrition tips for blood sugar management.  Well, I promise I will get back to those types of blogs, but right now, as far […]

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Advocating for Your Diabetes During a Hospital Stay

March 20, 2013By 4 Comments

Given my recent experience from an in-patient perspective, I thought I would share my insights on how I would do things differently when advocating for my diabetes care during a routine hospital stay.  I haven’t been hospitalized since the day I was diagnosed, well over 22 years ago, this is obviously a good thing that I have […]

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Emergency Preparedness and Diabetes: Are you organized?

February 8, 2013By 0 Comments

It may seem to be common sense for anyone living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, to always make sure you have plenty of supplies to manage your blood sugars. However, sometimes time gets away from us, and emergencies creep up and all of a sudden we open the fridge to find just a half […]

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New Year, Same old Diabetes…. Make it Count!!

January 29, 2013By 2 Comments

I am sure by now many people have already long forgotten their New Year’s resolutions (I mean, it has almost been a month since we made them!).  I am always thinking about how I can do something differently with this disease that I have been so graciously blessed with, and how I can make my […]

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Managing Early Morning Hypoglycemia

January 22, 2013By 1 Comment

 What would it be like to sleep through an entire night without needing to wake up even once?  I can only imagine how good that sleep must be.  When living with diabetes, not only do we often need to relieve our bladders multiple times in the middle of the night (either because we are drinking […]

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