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Diabetes and the Workplace

Here’s where you can know your rights in the workplace. Even with diabetes, we may still have the need to be in the workforce, whether it’s for employer-based health insurance or because we just need the money. But did you know diabetes can be considered a disability? A disability is defined as a mental or […]

Type2diabetes.com

Mission To empower patients and caregivers take control of their T2D by providing a platform to learn, educate, and connect with peers and healthcare professionals. Type2diabetes.com They provide the most accurate and relevant information on their blog. Their articles are contributed by physicians, patient advocates, and other healthcare experts. They encourage individuals touched by T2D […]

7 Little Ways to Care for Your Diabetes

Whether you are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have been living with it for years, you can make small changes to your life that could potentially turn your life around. You could come off the insulin injections, you could stop taking tons of medications, you could potentially reverse your diabetes. Be warned, it […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Too Much Stress and Your Body

What is stress? Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury, also known as the “fight-or-flight” or stress response. This can manifest as an increase in heart rate, quickened breath, muscle tightness, and […]

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

Do you know how terrifying it is to learn about diabetes? Learning about it and knowing there are millions out there that aren’t making the necessary lifestyle changes that can help them avoid the complications could befall them with this diagnosis. We have gone over what diabetes can do to your teeth, your eyes, your […]

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes can lead to many complications that affect other parts of our body, like our eyes, teeth, and even feet. With feet, it is very important to check them daily. Why? About half of all people with diabetes have some kind of nerve damage, or neuropathy. Nerves in the feet and legs are most often […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes caused by the damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). It can cause vision loss and blindness. It develops in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and can also affect those who are […]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

What is Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA)? Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious and life threatening condition that impacts primarily type 1 diabetics but can also occur in type 2 diabetics. How does it occur? It happens when your body can’t produce enough insulin to help your body’s cell absorb the glucose in your blood to provide energy […]

First Use of Insulin on a Human

Today marks 100 years since insulin was first used on a human being to treat diabetes. A little history on the discovery of insulin. Insulin was discovered in the pancreas by two German researchers, Oskar Minkowski and Joseph von Mering, in 1889. They also made the connection between polyuria (excessive urination) and diabetes, and tested […]

Guest Post: Tips for Newly Diagnosed Individuals with Diabetes

Guess what, folks! We have another guest post from our wonderful friends at The Diabetes App for you lovely people today. These are great tips for our newly diagnosed loved ones. You are not alone, remember that. If you haven’t already checked out The Diabetes App, I highly suggest you do. It’s free and who […]

Why I Think Seeing a Dietician is Beneficial for Diabetics

Last year, I wrote a blog post about having your Diabetes Care Team and why it’s so important for you to choose the right people. Choosing the right people that support you and are helpful and sensitive to your current condition is so important. I’m part of a diabetes support group for women on Facebook […]

App Review: DMP App

Last week, I was honored to have a guest post from DMP – The Diabetes App. I decided that I would download it and see how it looked. Right off the bat, I think it’s a GREAT app! It’s visually appealing, full of useful information, and we can connect with other diabetics. Below is a […]

Guest Post: Monday Moves with DMP

Hello beautiful, wonderful people! Today I have a treat for you. We have a guest post from DMP – The Diabetes App, about their Monday Moves program. The app has exercise videos, recipes, a livestream archive of an array of topics, and a whole social media platform where we can connect with other diabetics. I […]

Ways to Manage Stress

High amounts of prolonged stress can have serious effects on your health if its not dealt with effectively and the right away. Stress can come from either external elements or internal elements. Being sick can stress your body from the inside and dealing with people can cause stress from your environment. In November 2020, I […]

Tips for the Holidays 2020

Hello there fellow diabetics! I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays. I know we may not be able to celebrate the same way this year as years before. You may even be celebrating alone this year. Please do not let this get you down, this is not an excuse to eat […]

Donating to Diabetes Research

Diabetes research is an ongoing promise by multiple organizations to help bring an end to diabetes. Below I will go over some of those organizations, including the ones I will be directly donating to this month and I will provide links for you to check them out for yourself. American Diabetes Association ADA is a […]

World Diabetes Day

Happy World Diabetes Day, fellow diabetics! It’s not something really to celebrate but during Diabetes Awareness Month, it helps bring awareness of this disease worldwide every year. What is World Diabetes Day? It was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the threat posed […]

History of Diabetes

This is a short history of diabetes. From the times of the Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to modern day, diabetes has been present throughout our history. Diabetes mellitus comes from the words diabetes (Greek) meaning siphon, to pass through, and mellitus (Latin) honeyed or sweet. This is a reference to the excess sugar found […]

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and it is very important. Diabetes affects so much more people today than a century ago. As obesity affects more and more people each year, diabetes diagnoses are on the rise. I really hope that the information I share on my blog can help you better understand diabetes as well […]

The Toll of Diabetes on Your Mouth

Diabetes can affect a lot of organs and systems in your body, I’m sure you know that. The nervous system, your kidneys and liver, your heart, even your immune system. But do you know the effects of diabetes on your mouth? If your diabetes is left untreated, it can take a huge toll on your […]

Cinnamon Tea & Diabetes

Cinnamon tea has a lot of health benefits. Just boil some water and steep a stick of cinnamon for 10 to 15 minutes and you can reap the benefits. Don’t have a cinnamon stick? A teaspoon of ground cinnamon works just as well. The benefits of drinking cinnamon are numerous and don’t just benefit diabetics. […]

Lifestyle Change vs. Diet

I’m sure you’ve heard both terms being thrown around a lot, but do you know the difference? Diet has two definitions:1. the kinds of food that a person habitually eats.2. a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons. Which one do you hear more of? […]

Does Diabetes Affect Hormones?

In short, to answer that question, no, diabetes does not affect your hormones, however, your hormones have a massive effect on your diabetes and blood sugar levels. Hormones are released by various organs and glands within your body that affects pretty much everything. Some hormones that affect your diabetes are insulin, glucagon, amylin, epinephrine, cortisol, […]

Blood Sugar and Mental Health

You may have noticed when your blood sugar is too high or too low, your mood suddenly shifts. I know I certainly have. What I didn’t know was what is the link between blood sugar and mood or mental health. The usual symptoms of low blood sugar are: confusion aggression and irritability difficulties concentrating hunger […]

What is the Glycemic Index?

Some of you may have heard the term “glycemic index” thrown around in the diabetes community and you have no clue what that means. That’s perfectly fine, here’s an entrance in to the topic of the glycemic index. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that ranks foods on a scale from 0 to 100 […]

How to Have a Less Painful Insulin Injection

For all my lovely insulin dependents, are you scared of injecting your insulin tonight because the last one stung a lot? Are you having trouble finding the right place for injection? Have no fear, let me share with you what has helped me take on the fear of painful injections. First of all, it doesn’t […]

Remembering My Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I know all you dads think you’re the best and your family loves you, and you are absolutely right. Your family loves you, even if they never tell you, they really do love you. I once heard something from somewhere a long while ago and I […]

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