Category: Diabetes Education

The best way to manage your diabetes is to learn as much as you can about it. I’ve scoured the internet to find information about diabetes for you so you can find it all in one place. Not to mention I’m answering my own questions, too. The goal for these articles are to educate people about diabetes and how to be the best diabetic you can be!


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Possible Causes of Morning Highs

Do you ever just wake up in the morning and check your blood sugar only to find that it’s higher than 125 mg/dL? You were sure you did everything right the night before and yet your sugar is still high. Maybe it’s been high for the past week or two and you don’t know why. […]

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is one of the deadliest diseases when left uncontrolled. While diabetes is not a direct cause of death, an uncontrolled diabetes diagnosis can lead to many complications that can lead to death. Diabetes affects your immune system, your blood circulation, your kidneys, and more. Here are some complications that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to. […]

Diabetes Myths & Misconceptions

Here are some myths about diabetes that you may have heard. If anyone ever confronts you with these, just inform them of what diabetes really is. If you have any more questions about diabetes, feel free to contact me and I’ll get them answered. Diabetes isn’t that serious. In 2018, 34.2 million, about 10.2%, of […]

How to Check Your Blood Sugar

Regardless of what type of diabetes you have, you need to know how and when to take your blood sugar. It is one of the most important aspects of diabetes management. Find the Right Meter First thing first is to find the right glucose meter. I am not familiar with ones used by Type 1 […]

How to Support Your Diabetic Loved Ones

There are many ways you can support your loved ones, it depends on the situations that surround your relationship. This is a general guide full of suggestions that can help you support the loved ones in your life who, just like me, are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I have no experience with supporting someone […]