Monthly Archives: September 2011

Diabetes Story: What would I change?

Question #4: Would you change anything you have done to this point? What and why? I don’t live with a lot of regrets. In fact, I don’t really believe in regrets. I can’t stand hearing, “If only…” or “I should … Continue reading

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Diabetes Story: Hardest and best

Question #3: What has it been like to live with diabetes? The hardest part and the best part? I have been very fortunate to have had a relatively straight-forward journey with diabetes, so far. My parents did not make a … Continue reading

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Diabetes Story: What I’ve learned from others

Question #2: Do you know anyone else who has diabetes? What have you learned from them? I went to diabetes camp when I was eight and met many friends with type 1 diabetes. I returned to camp the next summer, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Story: How it all started

One way that people with diabetes can discuss the emotional impact of their disease is to tell their “diabetes story.” I found nine questions in an article recently, that can help people tell their “diabetes story.” Question #1: What do … Continue reading

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We are not sick!

“There are lots of people who think they are sick and who are not sick.” – Dr. Charlie Mayo People with diabetes are not sick. We are healthy people who happen to have a chronic condition. I get so frustrated when … Continue reading

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New Diabetes Drugs

What’s the deal with new diabetes drugs? Whenever I give a talk on diabetes medications to say, a group of nursing students, I groan when it comes to the type 2 meds and usually comment, “don’t blink; there will be … Continue reading

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‘We Are What We Repeatedly Do’ –Aristotle

I want to share an article about goal-setting. Although the tips listed in the article were not all that new to me, it was good to read them again for reinforcement. Inside the article are links to more articles that … Continue reading

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Painful Perspective

Today is a different day. I can’t really find the right word for it. Different is what came out, but it’s also sad, quiet, somber, contemplative, questioning, remembering, difficult, and so much more. I was in Colorado on September 11, … Continue reading

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CACTI Study

An article reporting findings of the CACTI study caught my eye because I participated in this study for about seven years. CACTI stands for Coronary Artery Calcification in Type I (sic) diabetes. The article reports that adults with type 1 … Continue reading

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MS in Diabetes Education and Management

Something big happened today. The Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program at Teachers College Columbia University started! This is the first program of its kind in the country (if not the world). It all started in 2005, … Continue reading

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