Tag - control

7 surprising things that make blood sugar control easier

Being asleep. Being awake. Hot weather. Cold weather. Seems there’s no end to the number of things that can raise your blood glucose levels. No wonder diabetes management can be such an obstacle course.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. For every factor that unexpectedly sends your blood sugars spiralling out of control, there’s an equally unexpected – and often enjoyable – way to keep them under control.

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My life with Diabetes

I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but I felt like I would feel privileged just to talk about diabetes, as over the years I have come to accept it.

So My names chelsea I’m 18 years old and lived with Diabetes since I was 8 years old. I’ve had a lot of problems with my diabetes over the years (I will talk about this at a later date), but one thing I have learnt is that although there will be bad days with it, Diabetes shouldn’t control your life it should be part of you and your identity.

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Getting diabetes back under control

I can quite see why new year resolutions exist; a clean slate and the fact that the Christmas period sometimes allows a little extra time for reflection seem to be the main ones. Then with diabetes there can be an extra reason if Christmas means that blood sugars and control has wavered.

I’ve noticed two ways in which a resolution can be made:

    The first where you feel some kind of societal pressure.

 

    The second where the resolution comes from within.

In most cases, the second seems to be by far the most effective.

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Oh humbug! it’s Christmas again

Christmas when younger …

I would relish Christmas dinner and each follow up dinner for much of the next week. After having tucked into roast potatoes and plenty of stuffing I’d then look forward to my favourite part, the puddings*, which usually consisted of 2 or 3 of the following; Christmas pudding with plenty of brandy butter, trifle, Christmas cake, mince pies and Christmas ice cream -a home made speciality of my father and probably my favourite.

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How did I end up here? – a brief history of my diabetes

As a first post, I shall open with a bit of background on myself.

I’m Benedict, the Editor of Diabetes.co.uk. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 11. I felt I had quite an easy time through school as my twice daily injections meant I didn’t have to inject at school and was therefore rarely viewed as ‘the diabetic’. I confess to lying about my numbers to my doctors, to my family and to myself but I felt no guilt in doing so. By the time I went to University, my sugar levels were far from great but I didn’t view them as a problem at the time.

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