Continuous Glucose Monitoring…. Hopefully

I know I haven’t posted in quite a while, I have a had a ton of changes going on with job changes and some other events that kept me pretty busy. Since all of the changes, I decided I was going to add one more thing to that mix. I changed the injection site for […]

Occasional Sweets and Treats

As a diabetic you learn to stay away from the “earthquake” foods and drinks. You are probably scratching your head saying “what the hell is an earthquake food?” I will tell you exactly what it is, earthquakes shake up the ground and then have these after effects where weird things happen even hours later. So […]

Glucometer – Too Hot or Too Cold to Test

One of the main things that I hate with extreme temperatures is that none of of my glucometers (I have 3) ever work when they have been sitting in extreme heat or extreme cold. You would think someone with a little smarts could design a special case which would prevent the device from getting too […]

A Little Thing Called “Dawn Phenomenon”

For those of you who do not know what dawn phenomenon is, it is simply an increase in blood sugar in the middle of the night or sometimes referred to as the “dawn effect”. Typically between 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM the sugar levels of some diabetics rise abnormally. Some researchers say that it is […]

Curious Friend’s of a Diabetic

I am the kind of guy that that will test my sugar or inject insulin without even thinking about who’s around or where I am. I could be standing on the corner of 5th Avenue in the middle of NYC in the pouring rain and I will pull out my glucometer and and test my […]

The Day It All Began….

I always find myself curious to hear other diabetics stories discussing thing’s like; where they were when they found out, what symptoms they experiencing, if they didn’t notice any of the symptoms, what finally happened that made them aware of the disease… etc. Many people don’t enjoy going to the doctors office for every little […]

Injection Sites of a Pump User

      I have been using my insulin pump for about 3 and a half years now and have always had my injection site on my abdomen. I was told this is where the insulin should be delivered to have it take effect the quickest. Unfortunately during this time of the year, I have […]

Does Monavie Really Help Diabetics?

There have been numerous people across the internet and on the streets claiming that Monavie has “cured” or helped sugar levels of diabetics dramatically. Being a diabetic myself I have had people approach me or call me telling me the wonders of this juice. I am a little skeptical knowing this is a business and […]

Taking Hydroxycut with Diabetes – Is it OK?

Just like everyone else out there I am trying to lose some weight and get into better shape. I would like to lose about 30 pounds over the next few months and I seem to have a hard time staying motivated and fighting cravings for carbs. This probably sounds like the story of everyone else […]