What Is The Link Between Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes?


Have you noticed that in recent years there seem to be two very prevalent epidemics affecting the world on a global level? I am specifically referring to type 2 diabetes and obesity. So what is the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes? When I think about my mother, I realize she had a whole host … Read more

What Is A Diabetes Educator?


What is a diabetes educator? This became something our daughter needed to learn a short time after our grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June of 2019. Simply put, a diabetes educator is someone who specializes in teaching patients and their caregivers how to properly care for and manage diabetes. This education will … Read more

What’s New In Diabetes Treatment?

What's New In Diabetes Treatment?

Have you noticed how things are always changing in this fast-paced world we live in so I like to keep informed on what’s new in diabetes treatment? It has been about a year and a half since our grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We have learned so much in that time, some things … Read more

What is Ketotic Hypoglycemia?


What is Ketotic Hypoglycemia? Imagine waking to find your 2-year-old child shaking and sweating. She starts vomiting and refusing to eat. Sounds pretty scary and yet some parents are all too familiar with this scene. This scenario plays out frequently and the parents know they need to get sugar-rich drinks into their child immediately in … Read more

What is Somogyi Effect?


As a diabetic or diabetic caregiver do you understand what is Somogyi Effect? I hadn’t heard of it either until recently. During the summer we had taken three of our grandchildren on our sailboat for a 3-day adventure. We had a lot of fun but it was complicated by the fact that our grandson (5-years-old … Read more

What is Nocturnal Hypoglycemia?

What is Nocturnal Hypoglycemia- night time low blood sugar

Having a diabetic grandson who sometimes spends the night with us we found it important to understand what is nocturnal hypoglycemia and learn what to do should it occur. The first thing to understand is that nocturnal (night time)hypoglycemia is something that can happen to anyone who has diabetes. It occurs more frequently in type … Read more