Monthly Archives: February 2011

What we say and what we hear

Something that I experience often in my diabetes education practice is patients not knowing they have diabetes. I realize that this sounds kind of crazy, but it really is a pattern. I get a referral from a health care provider, … Continue reading

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Stress and Diabetes

How’s your stress level? Mine’s actually a little high right now. Anyway, stress has a big effect on blood glucose. There’s a long, drawn out scientific explanation for why stress tends to raise the blood glucose level, and it mostly … Continue reading

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Why Should I Care?

Last night I put on a Diabetes Exhibit at our local hospital. We had reps from companies that make diabetes gadgets and supplies. One gentleman who came through the exhibit said that he was visiting from another state and thought … Continue reading

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The Quest for 117

I have a long history with the Clara Barton Camp for Girls with Diabetes. Those of us who attended as campers or staff call each other “Barton Girls” and we have many great memories and some inside jokes. One joke … Continue reading

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Temperature and Blood Glucose

I had grand visions of my first blog post, but what I’ve decided to write about is the weather. The entire country seems to be dealing with freakishly cold or snowy or icy weather right now (except for the part … Continue reading

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