Posts tagged "prevention"

Keep the belly down and blood sugar in check this holiday season!

Keep the belly down and blood sugar in check this holiday season!
Oh delicious bread and cookies! Cakes and pies! Meats and cheeses, hot chocolate and food to keep you warm in the cold, cold Chicago weather. But what about your health and your belly and your blood sugar? How do you keep it all under control and limit your padding over the holidays? I’m going to... Read more »

"Sick" means something different when you have diabetes.

"Sick" means something different when you have diabetes.
The gracious Halloween holiday came and went and I didn’t have to fumble with high blood sugars. Score! I got a candy apple, had a lot of cheese and veggies at a small get together that a friend of mine had. Fantabulous! My, my how time has gone by and I have not had a... Read more »

If only people worked on their health as much as they work on beating down stereotypes.

If only people worked on their health as much as they work on beating down stereotypes.
Can we just take a second to laugh? That last blog and all the attention I got for it, was a fluke. I mean, FINALLY someone paid attention to something we, as a community, keep saying over and over and over again but it was on my diabetes blog. Like, what? A Facebook friend of... Read more »
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Moderation, Balance: Make It Happen!

I’m not really a health nut because I don’t work out daily. Hell, I rarely work out. If you followed me on my previous blogs, you’ll know that my New Year’s resolution for the year was to get my A1c down to a “normal” level and SURPRISE! It’s at a 6.6 right now. That feels... Read more »

Fundraiser, October 1 from 6-9 p.m.

Thirty million people in the United States have diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. It isn’t just affecting our older and over weight generations anymore, but children are being diagnosed with a disorder they shouldn’t have to worry about. Every year, the American Diabetes Association hosts Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in order... Read more »

Critical thinking helps Diabetes management. Trust me.

Critical thinking helps Diabetes management. Trust me.
I know, I know, it’s been a while. So sue me. I’m not the leading blogger in terms of hits on this site, so why should I care, right? Ha! Bad attitude! I’ve been really busy recently especially with planning a diabetes fundraiser on October 1! More to come on that later. Anyway, I’ve gone... Read more »
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Pump hacking is now in service

Pump hacking is now in service
So over the weekend I heard one of the most bizzare things: People can hack into insulin pumps. Ok, I blinked. A few times.¬†Does this mean anything to me?¬†Jerome Radcliffe, a person with diabetes himself, showed how to hack into an insulin pump at a tech conference. I got a tweet concerning this as well... Read more »

Is it really a fight to the death?

Is it really a fight to the death?
The more I’ve been looking at ads and such for diabetes, the more I’ve looked at the words that are used when talking about the disease/disorder. Some people call it an uphill battle. Ok, I’ll give you that. Others say that it’s a fight? Nah, that one doesn’t really apply to me. But my question... Read more »

Is it just my imagination?

Is it just my imagination?
Can you imagine if there was no more checking of the blood sugar. No more pill popping. No more injections. No more pumps. No more three-month visits to the doctor. No more carb counting. No more blood sugar levels dropping. No more worries about having or having not insurance to save your pocket and your... Read more »
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I let NUMBERS control my life.

I let NUMBERS control my life.
Wake up and go to the bathroom. Step on the scale. Go to the kitchen to check blood sugar. Make sure pump is working right and take insulin if needed. Look at clock. Jump into shower. Look at clock again. Get dressed. Go to car. Turn on the radio. Drive to work. Look at clock.... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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