When & Where: A recent night out spent with good friends at a crowded bar with great pizza and excellent Chianti.
I test, I bolus, and indulge in pizza, the likes of which will shake my taste buds to their very core- not to mention my blood sugars. The two slices I devour are thicker than I’m comfortable with, but it’s a special occasion and I’m going to enjoy every aspect of it.
An hour goes by and the pizza’s long gone. I excuse myself, grab my bag, and go to the bathroom. I wash my hands carefully - like a Dr. prepping for surgery - removing any remnants of the pizza’s DNA. I take out a new lance ( a rarity in itself ) and test - 230. Not terrible. Not great, but according to my pump, no correction bolus needed. I can live with 230 for now - but can my friends?
I slink back into the dining room and take my seat at the table filled with friends - all type 3’s. I smile and join in the simultaneous conver...
It's that time again: leaves turning orange and falling to the ground, a chill in the air, and scary props placed on lawns. Halloween is coming. For most families, this is a holiday that has mixed blessings in terms of usually forbidden treats and fears about safety of trick-or-treating in neighborhoods. For our families with children that have diabetes, the holiday is fraught with additional concerns.
Can and how do we allow our children to enjoy Halloween as much as their peers without Diabetes?
Answer: Yes we can (with a bit of planning)!
Last week, at one of my outpatient visits, one of my delightful patients asked me this particular question in anticipation of Halloween as she was planning to go trick-or-treating with her friends. We then spent much of the visit discussing Halloween and making plans.
1. Halloween candy is forbidden due to diabetes 2. One treat only should be allowed on Halloween 3. No trick-or-treating on Halloween (due to the potential ...
I get Migraine Headackes alot, and then I fall and start shaking. My nuoroloigst did a EEG and it came back all right. Do you have any Idea? Alyssa.
What type of Migraines do you have? "Migraine" alone isn't a complete diagnosis as it doesn't specify what type of Migraines you have. You can read about various forms of Migraine in the articles on our index page for Types of Migraines and Headaches .
It's impossible to diagnose via the internet, but we'll share a few thoughts that you can discuss with your doctor...
One EEG doesn't necessarily rule out seizure disorders, so additional testing may be in order.
There is a form of Migraine that can cause weakness or even one-sided paralysis, hemiplegic Migraine. You can find an article on hemiplegic Migraine on the page linked above.
You say you get Migraines "a lot." Anyone with three or more Migraines or headaches a month, we need to be talking with our doctors...
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