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My will to succeed has been negatively impacted

For many years I’ve been going to doctors who checked for symptoms of diabetes complications and up until now, they’ve never found any and have complimented me for taking such good care of myself. For example, my A1C has been below 7 for nearly 15 years. This all changed last week when I visited with […]

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10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

Given our vulnerability to kidney disease as diabetics, I’m copying an important article FYI. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 20 August 2008 Last week was Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week. Kidney disease is considered a “quiet disease,” and many people don’t recognize its early warning signs. We thought we’d publish a quick list of its symptoms to help […]

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New A1C Target

The following information is copied from the September 2014 Diabetes Forecast, a monthly publication by the American Diabetes Association. Given how important the A1C measurement is to all of us diabetics, this information is valuable. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ The American Diabetes Association has a new recommendation for diabetes control in kids with Type 1 diabetes: Children age […]

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10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

Given the prevalence of Kidney Disease and our vulnerability as diabetics, I’ve copied this important information below. I don’t recall the source; however, it’s reliable. ______________________________________________________________________ Last week was Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week. Kidney disease is considered a “quiet disease,” and many people don’t recognize its early warning signs. We thought we’d publish […]

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How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Relationships

Below is an article that I thought was important for my readers. Thus, I’m copying it with thanks and credit to Diana Rodriguez. ______________________________________________________________________ By Diana Rodriguez | medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Whether you’re dating, married, or in a long-term relationship, a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes will affect both you and […]

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Hypoglycemia

The following post is an edited version of an article in Everyday Health, By Beth W. Orenstein. My comments are in bold italics. According to the American Diabetes Association, everyone with diabetes experiences hypoglycemia (BG below the normal range) from time to time. Because your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or use it efficiently, your […]

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