The Number 1 Thing You Need to Know About Diabetes

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This is not a 25 things you need to know about diabetes, or even a top 3 tips about living with diabetes. I am not going to tell you (with great shock factor), that if you do not look after …

On Patience and Patients

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I had an appointment at my diabetes eye specialist recently that I cancelled and re-booked. Once, I did that about 6 times, before finally going through with the appointment……The appointment has come again this week, and yet again I am …

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

Dear Pauline, The World is a Rainbow

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Dear Pauline (and anyone else who has ever bullied, ignored, taunted or tossed away someone with a disability), When I was 12 years old I was told that I would never have children due to type 1 diabetes. I was …

Yoga may help people living with type 2 diabetes

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Guest Post from Dr Tony Tanious – House Call Doctor For people living with type two diabetes, regular exercise is fundamental to maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Fortunately, regular exercise doesn’t always have to involve exhaustive weights training or rigorous cardio.  …

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Lifting the Burden of Chronic Disease

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I have been going through some changes to my health lately, including high and low blood pressure, lightheadedness and a couple of instances of vertigo, mood changes, sleeping troubles, night sweats and unexplained overnight blood glucose spikes (incredibly cruel when …

Live Diabetes Chat 2: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

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Life with diabetes can be very hard. Some days you can wonder how you will keep going. Diabetes burn out is a common experience. Connecting with each other is one of the most important things for staying well and happy …

More Than The Sum of Our Parts

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It’s the final day of the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes The day one topic is here about expecting the unexpected and day two is here about the costs of diabetes and day three here, about the diabetes …

To the Top of The World: What Brings Me Down With Diabetes

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It is the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes and today is day 4 –  The day one topic is here about expecting the unexpected and day two is here about the costs of diabetes and day three …

Live Diabetes Chat 1: Blood Glucose Checking & Management

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Connecting with each other is one of the most important things for staying well and happy with diabetes. When I first started Diabetes Counselling Online, there was no social media and so I created forums, chat rooms and email buddies, …

Know When to Hold’em: Playing the Diabetes Blame Game

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It is the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes and today is day 3 –  The day one topic is here about expecting the unexpected and day two is here about the costs of diabetes. Today’s prompt …

Counting the Costs of Living with Diabetes

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It is the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes and today is day 2 – well I just scraped in as it being day 2! The day one topic is here about expecting the unexpected and today the …

The Surety of Expecting the Unexpected

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It is the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes I participated a while back now and given I am back on the D Blogging seat, thought I would hop on in and join. I am looking forward …