What Is A Diabetes Management Plan

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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

Does Insulin Cause Weight Gain

Does Insulin Cause Weight Gain

Does insulin cause weight gain is a question our daughter was obsessing over when her four-year-old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in June of 2019? Our daughter takes great pride in feeding her family healthy snacks and meals and everyone maintains a healthy weight. Learning that her son required several daily insulin … Read more

What is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Now that November is upon us it is the perfect time to discuss just what is national diabetes awareness month. Well, to put it simply, it is a time when all across the country communities come together to bring awareness to diabetes and take action to tackle this modern diabetes epidemic. Yes, I said epidemic … Read more

The History of Diabetes Treatment

the history of diabetes treatment

I set out to learn the history of diabetes treatment and was absolutely shocked when I discovered the life-saving treatment my grandson receives is less than a hundred years old. It is important to realize that until 1922, insulin had not yet been discovered so a diagnosis of diabetes was pretty much a death sentence. … Read more

Thanksgiving and Diabetes

Thanksgiving and diabetes

With the arrival of October comes the necessity to discuss Thanksgiving and diabetes. I know our American friends don’t celebrate Thanksgiving until November but in Canada, we will be feasting on turkey dinner this coming weekend. I just love all the preparations, the baking and cooking certainly fill the house with the most amazing, mouth-watering … Read more

Diabetes and Stem Cell Research

Diabetes and Stem Cell Research

Is there a link between diabetes and stem cell research? We know millions of people worldwide suffer from diabetes and that there is no cure. Proper management of diabetes requires a delicate balance of diet, exercise, and insulin injections or other diabetes medications. Currently, scientists and doctors all over the world are conducting stem cell … Read more

What should I eat if my sugar is high

What should I eat if my sugar is high

“What should I eat if my blood sugar is high” is a question every diabetic has contemplated at one time or another. Knowing what to eat and understanding how it affects your blood sugar can be very daunting, especially at the beginning of your diabetic journey. It is important to remember that prolonged high blood … Read more