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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 […]

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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 agression 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 […]

You’re Diabetic, Now What?

Your doctor gave you the dreaded diagnosis. Your blood tests are in and it’s confirmed. You’re either prediabetic or fully diabetic. What is there left to do? Well you could wallow in your own self doubt OR you could take a stand and get your life in order! Let’s go with the second option and […]

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. […]

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

So your doctor has officially diagnosed you with diabetes. That’s pretty heavy, but don’t let this be your downfall. Let this diagnosis be the start of your amazing journey. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor to help you on your journey. What are the results of my blood tests (especially my A1C)? […]

How to Make the Most of Your Mornings

As a diabetic, you may come across a few days where everything just isn’t going right. Maybe your fasting blood sugar is through the roof. Maybe your test strips aren’t cooperating and you need to take another drop. Maybe you forgot to take your insulin, AGAIN. Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up to start […]

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. […]

Top 10 Food Swaps for Diabetics

One of the most important factors in diabetes management is food. You have to have some sort of idea how much sugar and carbs a certain food contains before you eat it because it could spike your blood sugar. Food is probably the only aspect in your life that affects your blood sugar that you […]

Travel with Diabetes

As a diabetic, you need to be more prepared for traveling than others. There are more equipment and medications to pack and more steps to take before you are even ready to leave for your trip. This post mostly refers to type 2 diabetics, but some of these tips can transfer over for type 1 […]

Your Diabetes Care Team

When you get diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important to establish referrals and contacts with other medical professionals that can help you manage your diabetes. This team of professionals will help you during your journey and will require multiple appointments throughout the year. Here are the professionals you should have on your team. Primary Care Physician […]

10 Healthy Habits to Improve Your Diabetic Life

You’ve either just been diagnosed with diabetes or you’ve had for a while now and sometimes the days feel gloomy. The constant blood sugar checks, glycemic index reviews, and insulin injections seem to drag you down. Here are some habit changes you can make that can help improve your life a little bit. Make sure […]

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 […]

Diabetes and Pregnancy

This topic is important to my husband and I. One day, we would really love to welcome a child into our lives, but I have to make sure I am healthy enough to get pregnant. Here’s what I have been able to uncover so far. During pregnancy, women who have type 2 diabetes may need […]

Metformin in Management

Information Metformin is one of the safer, effective and inexpensive drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. It is an oral medication that helps to control blood glucose. It comes in multiple forms such as a pill, extended release tablet, and liquid. Usually you’re advised to take it with a meal. Of course metformin doesn’t […]

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 […]

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