DiabeticLifestyle Blogs

April 09, 2014

What Defines You?

Many of us who live with chronic illness often feel defined by our conditions, whether it be by ourselves or by others.
April 02, 2014

Being Alone, Doing it Alone!

I remember back in the day, when I was alone with my disease. No one I knew had it and most didn’t know I had it either.
April 02, 2014

Feelings Are For Feeling

In this fast-paced culture, we can sometimes feel like there's no room for our feelings anywhere.
March 28, 2014

Diabetics against Joan Rivers (or at least me)! Get educated.

Imagine my surprise when I'm doing my everyday skim of online newspapers and I run into this caption: 
March 25, 2014

What Does It Mean To Be Whole?

The word "holistic" is used a lot these days, whether talking about the delivery of health care or even just as a lifestyle choice.
March 19, 2014


Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is the main type of sugar found in your blood and your main source of energy.
March 18, 2014

Self Love Is Not For Sissies

There's a lot of talk out there about self-compassion, self-love, and self-esteem, and let me tell you, self-love is not for sissies. 
March 15, 2014

There is no "perfect" diabetic...

I believe there is a terrible myth floating out in the diabetes community that is fueled by caretakers and healthcare professionals (usually with positive intentions)....this idea of being a "perfe