Highs and Lows

One of the keys to managing diabetes is checking blood sugar levels. As I’ve explained before here, it’s usually done by pricking a finger then using a test strip and a meter to get a number. There’s usually a range of blood sugar levels your doctor gives that’s right for you. Too high and you…

Snow Day!

First snow of the year around here! Actually, first snow in three years. No wonder my daughter got up at 5:45am and wanted to head outside. My husband, who’s home in the mornings while I’m at work, convinced her reconsider. At least for a little while. This was the kind of snow you had to…

Body Piercings

Two year old Benny has started checking his own blood sugar. Every parent is proud of their kids’ milestones, I just didn’t expect my son’s to include piercing his own skin. At least not before he became a teenager. Blood sugar testing is one of the main tools in treating Juvenile Diabetes. Briefly, you use…

Lunch with Al

When you work with Al Gardner, you get asked two questions again and again. Is he really that optimistic? Yep. Does he really eat that much? Yes, again and it is truly something to behold. The Charlotte’s Morning News crew had lunch together yesterday, at 131 Main in Huntersville. I love eating with Al because…

Carbs R Us

Thank you, Dr. Atkins. Yeah, I know most of you aren’t eating heaps of bacon anymore, but the popularity of the Atkins diet has changed the way the big food companies think about carbs. Knowing about carbohydrates is crucial for people with diabetes; it’s the food group that has the biggest impact on blood sugar.…

Thank You!

Where do I start? It must be with thanks. Thank you to everyone who emailed or called after I shared the news last month that my son’s been diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. They used to call it Juvenile Diabetes and it doesn’t get more juvenile than Benny. The doctors gave us the news December…