RYAN REED WINS IN DAYTONA…..Diabetes at 187 mph!!!!!

I have no voice from screaming at the TV. Car accident after car accident. Two involving Ryan. But still, he kept coming back. And kept coming back. In a race that went into overtime…. Ryan Reed won at Daytona tonight in one of the longest races ever on record. BAM TAKE THAT DIABETES. My heart was pounding through my chest as I screamed at the television watching

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AskNadia: High & Low Blood Sugars After Giving Birth

Dear Nadia: I’m having a lot of lows and highs that I can’t control. I just had a baby a little over 6 weeks ago and am wondering if that could be reason. Maribeth Dear Maribeth: The blood sugar fluctuations you are experiencing aren’t at all uncommon. Many new mothers experience blood glucose fluctuations. Your hormones could be all over the place, you’ve just finished

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

I watch all these friends with diabetes that totally own their diabetes. They appear to master it. They have gadgets and gizmos, and they know how to use them. Their lines on their blood sugar graphs look amazingly flat and steady. I’m not sure if they do master it, or they are just posting a series of good days. I feel like a bit of

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Our Vast Numbers Are Our Advantage

I’ve never met anybody who is happy to have diabetes. They may be happy about having successfully adjusted their lives to it. Or grateful that there’s a broad range of drugs to help them deal with it, but no joy about the disease itself. Some of those drugs can be expensive, at least from the point of view of someone who has diabetes. If you

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Diabetes Health Type 1: I Owe What?

Diabetes supplies – somehow picking them up from the pharmacy is always exciting, never dull. Here’s the thing, we wish it were dull when it came to paying for these supplies. I’d like to yawn from the utter lack of excitement when I pick up my insulin, test strips, and syringes. I’d love to, but I don’t usually get that lucky. It’s more of an

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Diabetes Health Type 1 Diabetes: Diabetes Self Management in Flu Season

The crowd in the small Boston theater laughed and clapped. The comedy show was a good one, and I was enjoying it from a cramped seat in the balcony. It was October 29, a Friday, and while it was brisk outside, winter hadn’t yet clamped down. But the date was more important than I thought. The viruses that attack during the winter flu season had

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Diabetes Health Type 1: How Do You Feel About All Those “Cure” Articles?

  I read a lot of diabetes articles. I can’t get enough of them. While surfing the diabetes websites, I come across lots of articles that mention cures that are in the works for diabetes, especially Type 1. While some articles are completely false and promising to cure us by some odd food or medication, there are many that revolve around research and actual medical

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In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: Does Anyone EVER Forget the Hospital Hallway?…..a New Family Just Found Out!

A two-year-old little boy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes recently.  I don’t have permission to share their family’s story, so let’s call him L, and say he was from Minnesota for the purpose of this story. Through a lifetime of twists and turns and people in far away places, L’s dad and another man met recently.  Under normal circumstances, one would think it impossible that these

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