Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #22
Reclaiming the time lost to lows and highs.
Stephen explores the idea of having "stoppage time" in our lives with diabetes. Having lost a chunk of time to a low, he wants those minutes back! Rightfully so, don't you think? What would you do with the time you get back?
A cartoon that says so much with so little.
Natalie shares a cartoon from a friend that explains a bit about living with diabetes and an eating disorder. It's a scary combination that many people wrestle with, and shining the light on it may help someone out there know that they are not alone.
Everybody knows somebody: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Lee Ann writes from the heart about the struggles she's conquered with eating disorders, and uses this post to help spread an important message. Along with the message she gives us a few suggestions about promoting healthy attitudes about food and body image.
Doctors, anxiety, and a longing to understand.
Moira talks about the relationships she and her daughter have had with their diabetes management teams. She describes the mostly great, but sometimes not, matches they've had, and gives some tips on finding the right doctor. She is also looking to understand the anxiety and why it's there for many.
Spreading the word about an important issue that is often ignored.
Jess speaks openly about the struggles she faces with food, and she's not alone. In another post highlighting National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, she does all she can to help spread the word. Food and diabetes is complicated, and we're shining the light on it this week.
What do you know about yogurt?
David educates us about including yogurt in our diets and why it may be beneficial for us. He also includes a couple things to watch out for, and talks a bit about how it can be difficult to find exactly what you're looking for.
A staredown with the nurse practitioner and times that have changed.
Scott talks about the first time a nurse practitioner asked him to pre-bolus his two year old daughter. It wasn't the right thing for them at the time. But arming themselves with a new tool, and strapping on some courage to try, they've seen some incredible results.
Crushing candy and finding a relation to life with diabetes.
Jen writes about a new game addiction she's dealing with. She's swagging, guestimating, and rolling with the punches in the game, and doing the same in her life dealing with blood sugars and carb counts. Persistence in beating level 33, and persistence beating tough to handle foods.
For one? Maybe not. For five? Definitely.
Celine gets us thinking about the amount of carb grams it takes before we'll actually bolus for something. Is it an amount of insulin? Or a certain number of carbohydrate grams? The quantity of food itself? What is the magic threshold? What makes you reach for your insulin (or not)?