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Growing Support for Diabetes

Being diagnosed with type I diabetes was most definitely the fuse, but the events that followed were the ignition. I really knew nothing about diabetes at all when I was diagnosed. My head was spinning, the conversation was just a buzz and I was as scared for my future as I have ever been. I…
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Diabetes! How Did This Happen? What Do I Do Now?

Just like most anyone who is diagnosed with a chronic illness these were my first two questions. I wasn’t overweight. I ate a reasonably healthy diet. I was active, but I can honestly say this did not include an exercise routine. Still, how did this happen? Even though this is a valid and, in some…
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The Challenge of Change with Diabetes

Whether a person has diabetes or not, change is inevitable Overwhelmed. Almost to a person, this is the immediate response to the diagnosis of diabetes. There is so much we need to understand, so many needed changes. Diabetes becomes a consideration in nearly every decision we make each day. We all get comfortable and familiar…
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Diabetes and the New Year

  Succeed despite Your New Year's Resolutions It is a new year. Time for making New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, statistics show that only about 8% of us are successful in keeping our resolutions. There are very few promising statistics regarding New Year’s Resolutions. Why is that? We have something we want to accomplish in life,…
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Living with Diabetes Is a Lifestyle

Even though we don’t understand exactly what causes it, we recognize that diabetes is a disease. Beyond that, there are contributing factors in some cases, but it is always made clear that diabetes is a disease. Lliving with diabetes is not our choice. But that is really a simplistic description. Sure, it is an actual…
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The Perfect Diabetes Diet

[caption id="attachment_2344" align="alignleft" width="300"] So many choices! How do we know what is right?[/caption] I received my diagnosis of diabetes on a Friday afternoon. One of the biggest questions I had was “what do I eat?” After all, it was almost dinner time and I had no idea what to do about that. There are…
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Has Diabetes Really Caused Me to Change?

After all, diabetes did change my relationship with food. It has caused me to make huge changes in how I approach my day, every day. It has placed me in a position to consider things I would never have considered in the past. The complications that it bestowed on me have changed how I interact…
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