You see my photo to the left there? See that little yellow label with the word "Expert" written across it? It makes me a tad uncomfortable. Sure, I know all the lingo and jargon associated with diabetes and how the body works. I've read a lot about diabetes and keep up with the latest research and diabetes blogs.
But that doesn't make me an expert. Nor does it help me with that "vacation" from diabetes I want. Sure, I'm vigilant. But what makes me an expert is the same thing that makes you an expert on your body and your health:
I live with diabetes. Every. Day. For the last 21 years.
I'm just a person who has diabetes and wishes she didn't. But I can't wish diabetes away any more than I can wish away my student-loan debt or the twenty pounds I'd like to lose.
And while it's not a life I would've ever chosen for myself, the best life-changing realizations have sprung from this most unlikely of sources. In honor of the upcoming World Diabetes Day, here is the first of my three best t...
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...
In keeping with my promise to make some kind of small effort everyday (as discussed in my last sharepost), I decided to make things interesting by mixing things up all week. On Monday, I pulled out the old Zumba "Cardio Party" DVD, which is a forty-five minute Latin dance-inspired sweat-a-thon. It was a blast, just as I remembered. When I was finished I did a small round of pushups, planks, and arm exercises. On Tuesday, I was sore but not so sore that I felt like I couldn't do anything. My friend Sarah called to ask me if I wanted to do some P90X with her. We had done a cardio DVD last year and it was pretty cool, so I accepted and she arrived in her workout gear. To my dismay, however, she suggested that we go running first-at two in the afternoon, in ninety-five degree weather. I was terrified because as most of you know by now, I'm not a fan of running, and if I do make the attempt it's usually late in the evening when the harsh sun has started to go down. On top of that, Sarah's ...
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