Hypoglycemia Treatment: how to avoid the blood-sugar-roller-coaster

blood-sugar-roller-coaster

I love roller-coasters.  Since childhood, I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of holding on for dear life while being thrust in 37 different directions racing on a track high above the ground.  What I don’t like are blood-sugar-roller-coasters.  Those days when the sugar and the insulin can’t seem to balance….and it feels like someone spiked your … Read more

Finding your “Why”

"Why"

I often speak of having “reasons”, a “why”, a “greater good” that’s bigger than ourselves.  I truly believe that this framework constitutes a pillar of success in life, and therefore, in diabetes management.  The following is an excerpt from an earlier post, where I describe the foundation of my “why”, and how it provides clear … Read more

Testing…testing…1-2-3

“I’m sorry, sir, but the insurance will not cover you to test that many times per day.” “I don’t have any other patients testing that much, there must be some other issues going on.  I know your A1c is good, but you shouldn’t have to test that often.” I’ve heard these lines and many others … Read more

3 Reasons Diabetes is Good for You

Yes that’s right.  I said it.  Diabetes is good for you.  Now before you click the back button, hear me out.  My reasons for making this outrageous statement are conditional on the following: They assume that one has accepted this disease as a life-long battle.  They assume that one is actually reasonably concerned about his … Read more