Monthly Archives: August 2013

Insulin timing

A situation I experienced tonight made me decide to post the following: If you take mealtime insulin, avoid taking it too far ahead of a meal. This type of insulin is meant to “cover” or compensate for the meal you … Continue reading

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What is balance?

I love when this happens: I am reading a book that inspired me to write about balance. When I searched my old blog posts to see when/what I last wrote about balance, I discovered that Balance Awareness Week is coming … Continue reading

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Sharps Disposal

Let’s avoid throwing our sharps in the trash or toilet; I don’t want to see them wash up on the beach and you probably don’t either. It’s even more important to avoid having some poor person get stuck and not … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia and cardiovascular health

Managing diabetes is about protecting blood vessels. High blood glucose (sugar) over time can lead to damage in both large (macro) and small (micro) vessels in our bodies. The large vessels feed the heart and brain with oxygen, and we … Continue reading

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Diabetes Strength (through words)

My mother once gave me a hard time for letting my son choose where he was going to sleep when it was naptime (we were visiting my parents). I explained that I wasn’t giving him a choice about taking a … Continue reading

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Take a (healthy) break!

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” H.G. Wells I like this quote because it reminds me that when I mess up, I still have a chance to fix things. And it really hit home for me because I … Continue reading

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Inhaled Insulin

Do you remember Exubera? This was the first inhaled insulin product to hit the market, and it was available for just one year in 2006-2007. Exubera was pulled from the market because it wasn’t bringing in the sales that had … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Meters

Here are some things to think about if you need a meter for the first time, or if you are replacing one: Strips are the most expensive thing about checking blood glucose levels. Meters are often given away (check with your … Continue reading

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Beware of shopping hungry

You may have heard this before, and here’s a study that supports the warning that shopping when we’re hungry affects the types (and amounts) of food that we buy. So here are some healthy ways to shop for food:   Shop … Continue reading

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Elite Opportunities with Diabetes

I am currently attending the annual meeting and exhibition for my professional organization: the American Association of Diabetes Educators. AADE is a group that started meeting 40 years ago, and strives to improve the work of diabetes educators. The annual … Continue reading

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