It’s no big secret that there’s plenty to feel down about when it comes to living with diabetes, unfortunately. But airing and sharing your concerns can be empowering, rather than facing it all alone. So today at our weekly diabetes advice column Ask D’Mine, veteran type 1 and diabetes educator Wil Dubois addresses one quandary in particular: what might go into making us have to wait seemingly foooorreeeeeever for low blood sugars to rebound back…Read more »
Every. Single. Blood sugar check.
We’re supposed to clean our fingers before each one, but let’s be honest — that’s not the norm for most of us PWDs (people with diabetes).
And you might be surprised to learn that some experts say using an alcohol wipe to disinfect fingers before testing can actually skew our readings. So we patients ought to be looking very closely at effective ways to clean our hands that won’t throw…Read more »
Since a low blood sugar can hit unexpectedly at any time, we insulin-dependents know that it’s imperative to have some quick-acting sugar on hand just in case.
For me, lows have often been known to hit when I am in the middle of something that doesn’t lend itself to a break — especially when I’m not with my wife, who carries a large enough purse to keep my supplies on hand for quick help if…
Geez, we’re glad this doesn’t make the list of actual diabetes complications…
Kudos today to social media guru, funny man, and illustrator Mr. Mike Lawson, who knows we can all use a laugh amid the attempts to carb-count and dose perfectly every time (NOT!)
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Apropos to Halloween last week, a doctor I know — who happens to be an endocrinologist — recently offered me a piece of hard candy. Casually. Without hesitation. When I smiled and noted that my “condition” keeps me off that stuff, he insisted I was being “obsessive.”
Surely one piece of hard candy won’t do much to your blood sugar, right?
Ummm, that’s what I take when I’m low. For me it’s a treatment, you…