Let’s be real: when it comes to taking care of kids with diabetes, it can seem like a mom’s world. We know that dads love their kids just as much, but sometimes it can seem like moms are the only ones going to doctor’s appointments, picking up prescriptions, and negotiating 504 plans. Women also tend to be more comfortable talking about their emotions, so it’s no surprise that we have a huge community of D-mom…Read more »
Diabetes is certainly not created equal, and it’s even more varied when you take into account the various ways countries manage their health care system. Over the past few months, in our new international series, we’ve peeked into the lives of PWDs in Spain, Germany, Canada and Australia, and this month we’re taking a hop across the pond to visit Becky Thomson, a resident of the United Kingdom (which of course encompasses England, Scotland, Wales…Read more »
The only constant in diabetes is that it’s always changing. Numbers go up, numbers go down. Medication doses change. Your body changes. So how on earth do you figure out what to do when things start to go haywire? This month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) carnival is focused on exactly that:
When it comes to diabetes, sometimes it seems things change more than they stay the same. Every so often, we may start to…
Bob Krause is a modern-day diabetes hero. He celebrated his 90th birthday on May 27, and has lived with diabetes for 85 of those years! He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after insulin was invented by Banting and Best. Today, he is a retired chemical engineer living in San Diego with his wife, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage last year. He is the father of two sons…Read more »
OK, so the honeymoon is over. There’s always that euphoria when you start using a new gadget or tool, and it always wears off over time. I’m still glad to have my new Dexcom — believe you me! — because it’s helped me out of a horrible motivational slump, and it’s made me realize how much of the time I had no idea what was happening with my BG levels.
So those are positives.