Browsing All posts tagged under »insulin«

Vacationing/Traveling with Diabetes

May 20, 2015


Recently, I was asked to write about being on vacation with diabetes.  Over the years, I have traveled the world with diabetes in tow, and I will tell you, it is possible – as long as you plan accordingly.  Planning and preparing is essential. In order to plan and prepare I would recommend the following: […]

Persevering on “bad” days

March 25, 2013


“Bad”. Probably should not use that word.  I try to use “challenging” so it does not sound so negative.  But today, I want to use “bad”.  Just one of those days.  One thing after another.  Some things diabetes related.  Some not. So what to do?  Wait… You are probably wondering what is so “bad”.  Let […]

The Truth About Food

August 14, 2012


I sat down intending to share some really good (and healthy) recipes from Walgreens publication – Diabetes and You.  However, I suddenly decided to change topics.  To still talk about food – which I love.  But to share some of my experiences with food. As many diabetics (and non diabetics) know, food is so yummy […]

Losing Control

August 8, 2012


I woke up at 2 am feeling nauseous and flu like.  Oh no.  Was I getting sick?  Oh no.  My intuition was to check my bloodsugar.  Test, test, test. I found my purse, pulled out my phone (needed the flashlight on it) and located my blood machine.  I did all this in the dark of […]

Why My Daughter Wants To Be a Type 1 Diabetic

March 9, 2012


It’s Tuesday afternoon at 12:30pm…My cell phone rings.  Caller ID shows it is my daughters’ school.   First thought is “who is sick”? The school nurse reports that my 8 year old has a slight fever, belly ache, and shaky legs (how she describes feeling weak).  Time to pick her up. We spend several hours drinking ginger ale, eating Club […]

Putting Positivity into Diabetes

February 27, 2012


Be POSITIVE about life and diabetes.  Yes, be POSITIVE.  That is what I want you to take away from this post.  POSITIVITY! We all have good days and bad days.  Happy times.  Sad times.  Fun moments.  Challenging moments.  And the same is true with diabetes since it is part of my life.  But, I choose […]

Is Diabetes a Mindset?

February 9, 2012


  Is diabetes a mindset?  Do our thoughts about diabetes have an impact on our health, our diabetes?  Of course. I truly believe they do.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the negativity of living with diabetes.  Especially on those days when diabetes is just a pain (literally and figuratively):  high blood sugars […]