Category: Life with Diabetes

blood glucose monitoring, continuous glucose monitor (CGM), diabetes burnout, Diabetes Symptoms, diabetic alert dog (DAD), insulin, Intensive management, Life with Diabetes, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

Understanding the Dangers of Hypoglycemia Unawareness

For anyone who lives with diabetes (or the people who care for them), the threat of hypo unawareness of a terrifying thought. People with diabetes struggle with low blood sugar on a weekly, if not daily, basis, but the idea of not realizing you’re going low, especially while sleeping, is a downright disturbing thought. So, […]

A1c, Diabetes Symptoms, exercise, fitness, Get Moving, Life with Diabetes, Swimming, Type 2 Diabetes, Walking, Weight loss

From 208 to 116 Pounds: Type 2 Diabetes Helps Her Stay the Course

Terie is a reader of Diabetes Daily and wrote in when she saw we were featuring people with weight loss success. I am so glad she shared her story and hope she inspires those of you who are starting out on this journey! When were you diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? And how long did […]

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Tested: Book to Inspire People With Type 1 Diabetes into Action

Tim Hoy, an author of several books, has written a book for people with diabetes called Tested. He was diagnosed in 1976 and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 43 years. Tim grew up in a small rural community in New Zealand and in his own words has “gone on to enjoy an amazing […]

continuous glucose monitor (CGM), Diabetes Symptoms, insulin, Intensive management, Life with Diabetes, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), nighttime hypoglycemia, Technology, Type 1 Diabetes

Waking up with Low Blood Sugar at Night

I’m still here and have never experienced a seizure so I know that I always wake up from my low blood sugars. However, sometimes I wake up when my blood sugar is 60 mg/dL and other times I don’t wake up until I’m dangerously low and in the 30 mg/dL range. I wonder about various […]

diabetes burnout, Diabetes Symptoms, General, insulin, Insulin Pumps, Intensive management, Life with Diabetes, low-carb diet, support, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

How to Care For Your Caregiver

Diabetes, as we all know, is a 24/7 condition, and besides feeling personal burnout from the constant highs, lows, diligent carbohydrate counting, and monitoring, our friends, family, and especially caregivers can sometimes feel that burnout as well. Nearly 29 percent of the adult population is a caregiver (or nearly 65 million people!); caregivers can be […]

All in the Family, Diabetes Symptoms, Family, gestational diabetes, Life with Diabetes

Keeping Mom and Child Healthy After Gestational Diabetes [Guest Blogger]

(NAPS)—Gestational diabetes is something to be concerned about after and not just during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child from that pregnancy have a lifelong risk for developing diabetes, a serious […]