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

Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - our son's painting

For many families, this year has made it essential to find inexpensive homemade Christmas gift ideas. I have found that homemade gifts are not difficult. The first thing you need to consider is what do you know how to do. What is your favourite hobby? For example, do you know how to: knit crochet make … Read more

What Causes Diabetes Insipidus?

what causes diabetes insipidus

I found it is important to discuss what causes diabetes insipidus even though this site mainly focuses on diabetes melitus. When our grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes melitus, I started researching everything I could find that was diabetes-related and amazingly that led me to the formation of this website. Like many people, I … Read more

Hobbies For Women Over 50

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Ever since I retired I took particular on the importance of hobbies for women over 50. Seriously though, we need to fill up our days with something now that we are no longer commuting to work. This gives us plenty of both time and energy to pursue the things that interest us. What a glorious … Read more

What Is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?


What is hypoglycemic unawareness is a topic very dear to my heart. This is because our 6-year-old type 1 diabetic grandchild is hypoglycemic unaware. What this means is that he does not recognize the symptoms within his body of hypoglycemia. To compensate for this, his parents (and us when he is with us) must check … Read more

What Is A Diabetes Management Plan

What Is A Diabetes Management Plan - blood glucose testing supplies

What is a diabetes management plan? Why do we need one? How do we manage our child’s diabetes when at school? Do type 1 and type 2 have different treatment plans? How do we treat highs? How do we treat lows? These are just a few of the questions that may arise when someone is … Read more