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I’m Diabetic and I’m Treating Myself Today!

I’m Diabetic and I’m Treating Myself Today!

Being diabetic can be a laborious task. The famous comment I hear is, “I’m treating myself today!”

Physicians may tell you it’s “OK” to treat yourself, your friends and family believe you should treat yourself too. How often should you treat yourself? There are no rules, no guidelines; just that you should have a right to do it. What does it mean to actually treat yourself? I’m sure it’s a little different for everyone.

Who is Responsible for our Health Care?

Health Care

An article in the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune caught my eye, “Where do candidates stand on health care?”, which seems to offer a few good points Americans should consider. There is quite a debate over the Affordable Care Act. No one knows how long it can take for any change to come, if it ever will, or if the change will actually be what Americans need.

Insulin Dosing, a Math Nightmare

Insulin Dosing, a Math Nightmare

The more I work with clients who use insulin, the more I see there is a lack of understanding on how to properly use insulin. Without proper insulin management, you either use too much or too little. Using too much is dangerous which can cause hypoglycemia. When using too little, you wonder why your glucose levels are still high. Or, some days your glucose level is unexplainable. Misunderstanding how to manage insulin adds to the roller coaster effect.

In Honor of National Donut Day ~ Donut Recipe

Gluten-free Donuts in Honor of National Donut Day

In honor of National Donut Day: Workers at @SalvationArmyUS in 1957 give doughnuts to doughboys, a tradition dating back to 1917.

Here's my contribution, a healthy donut recipe. It's great for those who need gluten-free foods, diabetics or anyone who just loves donuts. I will be working on more flavors...stay tuned...

Bariatric Surgery, the New Diabetes Standard Treatment

Articles are popping up again that bariatric surgery can be a good alternative for type 2 diabetics. ScientificAmerican.com posted an article on May 25, 2016, that doctors are now recommending surgery instead of drugs for type 2 diabetics. This radical line of thinking is apparently endorsed by 45 professional societies worldwide. Bariatric surgery is to be considered a standard treatment option for appropriate candidates. [1]

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