Category Archives: Thoughts and Life
Laura Ingalls and Diabetes: What the Hec!
When Laura Ingalls ninja kicked me in the diabetes I’ve been sick the past few days. I have tried my very best to be productive, but I’ve degraded to a limp vegetable on the bed with the remote in my hand (the only part of me able to move). Not even the cutest jammies can […]
Diabetes and Pregnancy and Fear
I have received many messages and emails from women who are pregnant with diabetes. Pregnancy for most women is a happy, gleeful, carefree time. Happy, happy happy. However, if you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, it can be a nail-biter. I have received emails from women in sheer panic, full of fear […]
I’d Rather Have Cancer Than Diabetes
File Under: Someone Actually Said That to Me Welcome to my first installment of “Someone Actually Said That to Me.” I’m sure as a person with diabetes, no matter what type, you’ve heard some bone-head comments. Please take a moment to share what someone said to you in the comment section. I was diagnosed […]
Are YOU the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes?
Are type 2 diabetics out-of-control, chip-eating couch potatoes? Or does diabetes develop first and then cause symptoms such as cravings, fatigue, and weight gain? Look up scholarly articles and you will find arguments for each side. Some will say obesity causes inflammation and then diabetes. Others will say obesity is a consequence of inflammation. If […]
I Have Type 2 Diabetes and I am NOT Ashamed
There are tons of patient-written diabetes blogs out there. For some reason, those created by people with type 2 diabetes are in the minority. Considering 90-95% of people diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, logically there should be at least 8-9 type 2 diabetes blogs for every type 1 blog. Right? Instead, active type […]
Diabetes, Exercise and the Voices in my Brain
Today I read “Diabetes Treatment Should Focus on Metabolizing More of the Sugar in the Blood for Best Results” a blog post by Milt Bedingfield. The author writes about how most people focus on limiting carbs consumed, but what about the carbs already in our blood? Discovering this blog post is pretty timely as I’ve […]