Earlier in the month, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), ran a photo of a diabetic man with lipohypertrophy. I couldn’t help but look at the image, not only because it was so grotesque, but also because of my anxiety related to years and years of injecting insulin into the mid-section of my body. [...]
If you have t1 or t2 diabetes, have you ever tried putting your hands together as if you are praying? This may not be something that you find yourself doing a whole lot, if ever. It’s a loopy question for a patient who suffers from diabetes. Let’s face it, people with diabetes seem to be [...]
The toughest aspect of having insulin dependent diabetes is managing the side effects of insulin therapy. Perhaps it is only patients who can fully comprehend how truly difficult the negative effects are including impaired (temporary) cognitive ability, memory-loss, swings in mood – even hostility, exhaustion, weight gain, insatiable hunger, unpredictability and for one of my [...]
There is just no getting around it. Daily BG testing and fine tuning are essential to achieving an actual healthy HbA1c value. What’s more important than a HbA1C value is ultimately, what gets you there and how all those Blood Glucose (BG) values stack up, according to a leading diabetes health care practitioner.
Most patients would [...]