If you’re like me, hypoglycemia makes you paranoid. Not just in the moment it happens, but for weeks and months after a significant low I just feel scared — that it might hit me again at some unexpected moment out in public and no one around me would know what was happening. Which is why I am so religious about wearing medical ID jewelry. I’m also very fashion-conscious, so that med jewelry had better look…Read more »
Traveling with diabetes can be a daunting task for even the most experienced PWDs (persons with diabetes).
Did I pack enough needles? Is my insulin safe? Got backup prescriptions just in case? Are there doctors where I’m going who’ll accept my insurance if need be?
Yup, traveling to an unfamiliar country can be especially challenging with diabetes…
Today, we’re happy to introduce Stephanie Bradford from central Pennsylvania, a freelance writer and marketing consultant who’s been…Read more »
Two ER visits within two days, thanks to a severe low blood sugar and then non-budging high blood sugars.
Both are enough to make anyone with diabetes cringe. But then there’s the fact that these experiences themselves highlighted how the urgent care establishment is ill-equipped to deal with diabetes.
And it gets even more troublesome.
I’ve long believed that we PWDs (people with diabetes) aren’t going to get quality care in the emergency room if…
Quick, look at your wrist.
Is there a medical alert bracelet there? If not, do you wear one when you travel? Ever wear one, fellow PWDs (people with diabetes)? Or maybe not a bracelet but a dog tag or other kind of alert?
If you’re anything like I’ve been for most of my three decades with diabetes, the answers to those questions is a resounding “No.”
Here’s a news flash from my end of the…
Welcome back! It’s Saturday again, so time to curl up with a cup of tea/coffee and our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine! This week, veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois tackles a question we’ve never heard before about the probability that continuous glucose monitor (CGM) use might lead to cancer (?). He also has some thoughts about how to manage non-diabetes medical professionals when you’re in the hospital… should an emergency…Read more »