In the US, almost two million people will hear “you have diabetes,” this year. A vast majority will hear it from their primary care physician, but a few with more complicated cases of diabetes, or in most cases of type 1 diabetes, will be referred to an endocrinologist and certified diabetes educator.
The first time I went... Read more
Two different companies released a new type of meter and within weeks of each other, had to recall them for problems involving high blood sugar readings.
On March 25, 2013 One Touch VerioIQ glucose meter was recalled when it was discovered that blood sugars above 1000 would automatically shut down the meter. (On a personal note, if my blood... Read more
Last fall, my body started to tell me that "all work and no workout" was not working. I had so much physical pain from frozen shoulder that I needed prescription strength Motrin during the day, and at night I took another muscle relaxer to sleep. In December, I bought a treadmill and made a commitment to balance exercise and work and so I... Read more
Yesterday, buzz stirred within the diabetes online community that there was a surprise coming from the Diabetes Research Institute. To add to the curiosity, Tom Karlya wrote a blog titled “This Could Be It…. What We Have Been Waiting for Since Diagnosis?." With that, I then surfed over to Diabetes Research... Read more
Hot flashes and night sweats are the two hallmark symptoms of perimenopause. They also happen to be the hallmark symptoms of low blood sugar for someone with type 1 diabetes. When the wind begins to blow and change is in air, what’s a girl to do? Know as much as possible about the course, as you head into the winds of change!
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