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Back-to-School Basics for Diabetes Care

Back-to-School Basics for Diabetes Care

It’s no surprise that many of our usual habits fall to the wayside during the summer months. Vacations, beach days, and day trips are interruptions to our normal routines, so getting back into the swing of things can be difficult…
Anxiety, Anger, and Depression: The Overlooked Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Anxiety, Anger, and Depression: The Overlooked Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Unexpected Anxiety I was sitting at my desk scrambling to get a project done before the end of the day. I could feel my blood sugar dropping but was determined to finish the task at hand before I stopped to…
Why your menstrual cycle raises your blood sugar

Why your menstrual cycle raises your blood sugar

This 28-day cycle is an important part of your health but just like hormones related to stress, these hormones can also impact your blood sugars and sensitivity to insulin.  Hormones involved in your menstrual cycle and their role These hormones…
The Future of Healthcare: What’s Best for the Diabetic Community?

The Future of Healthcare: What’s Best for the Diabetic Community?

It’s no secret that healthcare is a major priority for many voters in the upcoming 2020 elections. And for the first time in modern American history, major candidates are taking strong and varied stances on how their vision of our…
Why Coffee Raises Your Blood Sugars

Why Coffee Raises Your Blood Sugars

You are not alone if you view your morning cup of coffee as a magical gulp of happiness.  Coffee is such a strangely wonderful thing. So many of us across the globe feel as though we can’t start our day…
How to Safely Take a Vacation From Your Diabetes

How to Safely Take a Vacation From Your Diabetes

When you live with a life-altering condition for months, years, or decades with no cure in sight, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. To feel helpless, exhausted, and just plain DONE. For too many type 1 diabetics, these kinds…
Dietary Fiber: Why it Does & Doesn’t Affect Your Blood Sugar

Dietary Fiber: Why it Does & Doesn’t Affect Your Blood Sugar

In your first carb-counting class as a person with type 1 diabetes, you were likely taught to subtract the dietary fiber from the total carbohydrate count in order to calculate your insulin dose. Dietary fiber is part of that total…
You still need Insulin for Low-carb Protein Powder

You still need Insulin for Low-carb Protein Powder

Not all protein is created equal — and this is especially true when it comes to protein powders, whether it’s made from whey, egg whites, grains, veggies, collagen, or bone broth. The beauty of protein powder is that it gives…
Making the Right Medicare Supplement Plan Choice

Making the Right Medicare Supplement Plan Choice

We spoke with Burt Kravitz about choosing Medicare Supplement plans.   ‘Picking the right Part B Supplement plan is the most important decision you make when you begin Medicare.  ‘You only get one chance to pick a plan where no physical…
Why Your Blood Sugar Spikes During & After Lifting Weights

Why Your Blood Sugar Spikes During & After Lifting Weights

It’s often assumed that adrenaline is the reason your blood sugar spikes while lifting weights, but in reality, your intense weightlifting workout probably isn’t triggering that a “flight or fight” response as it would during a car accident, a soccer…
Diabetes Sick Day Management: 5 Things You Should Do

Diabetes Sick Day Management: 5 Things You Should Do

No one wants to think about being sick. But if you have type 1 diabetes, planning ahead for your sick days could be the difference between suffering through them like everyone else or ending up in the hospital. There are…
How stress raises your blood sugar

How stress raises your blood sugar

A severe argument, infection or physical injury, intense sadness, sudden shock, intense thrill (like a roller coaster ride), or even the fun of trying to score a goal in your championship soccer game can call for an increase in stress-related…
10 Famous Celebrities Living with Type 1 Diabetes

10 Famous Celebrities Living with Type 1 Diabetes

When you’re living with an incurable illness, even the simplest tasks can feel like a struggle. On days like that, it’s nice to have a reminder that diabetes doesn’t define you. It doesn’t control you. Diabetes is a part of…
Diabetes Burnout: 5 Steps to Work Through It

Diabetes Burnout: 5 Steps to Work Through It

When you consider just how demanding managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes is on a daily basis, it would be remarkable if we didn’t encounter a little (or a lot of) diabetes burnout now and then. Realizing how very…
12 Quotes from Jay Cutler on Living with Type 1 Diabetes

12 Quotes from Jay Cutler on Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Jay Cutler is a former professional football player, officially diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25 in 2008 — in the early years of his career and after nearly 6 months of gradually increasing symptoms and a significant weight…
Diabetes Burnout vs. Depression: What’s the Difference?

Diabetes Burnout vs. Depression: What’s the Difference?

It is a massive understatement to say that diabetes can be “stressful”. Living with any type of diabetes is a non-stop chore that inevitably takes a toll on your emotional wellbeing.  Some days the toll it takes is subtle and…
My Pancreatic Cancer Journey and its Wonderful Outcome

My Pancreatic Cancer Journey and its Wonderful Outcome

Tumor Discovered “My tumor in my pancreas was discovered in February 2017 at Pronto Soccorso in Manduria Italy.  I immediately flew to Sweden and was hospitalized at Karolinska/Huddinge Hospital in Stockholm. The news was not good.  I was too old…
3 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

3 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

Losing weight is hard for the non-diabetic body; adding type 1 diabetes to the challenge of weight-loss can be overwhelming and make the whole thing seem impossible. Nonetheless, losing weight is possible.  Don’t throw in the towel because past efforts…
Living a Longer Sweet Life

Living a Longer Sweet Life

Less than a hundred years ago, being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes was practically a death sentence. Most people lived, on average, a few months, with a few lucky individuals surviving for over a year. Even just a few decades…
Timing Your Highest-Carb Meals to Make Blood Sugar Management Easier

Timing Your Highest-Carb Meals to Make Blood Sugar Management Easier

To live a life without any carbs may work for some, but if it doesn’t work for you…that’s okay.  If the idea of completely giving up bread or apples or brownies doesn’t appeal to you, there’s still a middle ground…
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