Society has many myths and misconceptions about people with diabetes. But even our own community can have some rather interesting “prejudices” about what diabetes is like for other people. After an article on a so-called “Civil War” between type 1 and type 2 diabetes appeared in the Chicago Tribune last fall, we at the ‘Mine decided to start sharing some personal stories of people living with type 2 diabetes, in order to better understand this…Read more »
Hello again and welcome to our new diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine:
Send us your diabetes questions! We don’t mind a bit if they’re weird, slightly angry, or something you might consider embarrassing. Really. We love that stuff.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Jumping right in, say hello to your host, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois:
Julie from Colorado, type 3, writes: I could kill…Read more »
Kidneys. They’re sort of an “out of sight, out of mind” organ, much like the spleen (and plenty of other gooey things inside us that we’d rather not know about). But March is National Kidney Month, so it’s a good time to learn more about these organs and how to protect them from diabetic damage. Thus, we’re focusing this edition in our new monthly series on complications on these two friends who’ve got our back…Read more »
Last month, we launched a new series on diabetes complications. The idea is definitely not to use scare tactics to convince you to take better care of yourself, but rather to embrace the notion that “knowledge is power” and that if you are diagnosed with a complication, life goes on…
(Hey, we’re facing our own worst fears here, too)
It just so happens that February is National Heart Month (go figure), so this month we’re…Read more »
Complications: preventing them is the motivation behind almost everything we do in managing our diabetes. Yet how much do we really know about how to live with them? After all, life doesn’t stop with a diabetes complication.
I’ve been thinking that even if you’re diligent with your diabetes management, that isn’t necessarily a guarantee (nor is it easy!). You could have amazing BG control, but still develop some damage. Totally unfair, right? This is the…