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 […]

Playing Game’s With Your Diabetes!

One of the hardest things to get a young child with diabetes to learn is how important it is to check your sugar levels on a regular basis. Some parents don’t even realize how important it is and how it will effect their child’s body over time if their sugar is always high and never […]

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 […]

FDA OKs drug that treats diabetes through the brain

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes may soon get a very different treatment approach: A drug that helps control blood sugar via the brain — an idea sparked, surprisingly, by the metabolism of migrating birds. The Food and Drug Administration approved Cycloset, maker VeroScience Inc announced. It’s a new version of an old drug called bromocriptine, […]

Nick Jonas Lobbies for Diabetes Research

      Barack Obama’s two daughters have already met Nick Jonas at the Kids’ Inaugural Ball, the President himself, finally met the youngest Jonas brother yesterday. However, that wasn’t the only reason Nick was in Washington. Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13, and is now fighting for […]

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 […]

8-Year-Old Girl Dies Suddenly from Type 1 Diabetes.

In Akron, Ohio an 8-year-old girl suddenly died from undetected Type 1 Diabetes. Her mother wants to share her story with all parents to make sure what happened to her family doesn’t happen to another. Full Video The family of 8-year-old Julia Tatum didn’t even realize the girl had diabetes. Her mother, Paulette Richmond, thought […]

“Artificial Pancreas” I’ll Take one!

      Watch CBS Videos Online This is great news that was just released, I would not know what to do with myself all day if I didnt even have to think about it anymore! From the time I get up until I go to bed I am testing, taking insulin or thinking about […]