Did you know that it is National Diabetes Month? Diabetes is a condition where there is too much blood sugar in the bloodstream. It can leave you feeling very tired, thirsty, and needing to urinate a lot. Left untreated it can have long-term effects on the nervous system, the kidneys, vision, and the heart. For […]

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in […]

This article was written by Meredith King and originally published on the UVM Brainwaves Blog, published by University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education. See more at: http://learn.uvm.edu/health-blog/lyme-disease-on-the-rise-in-vermont Ten or 20 years ago, most Vermonters never gave Lyme disease a second thought. It was a distant threat, something that people in, say, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey […]

Two years, three months, and 24 days have passed since November 25, 2011 – the day my life changed forever. I awoke around 3 a.m. that day with a sensation in my chest area that I will never forget. It was not until I sat up that I noticed my heart was racing so fast it […]

In a recent edition of the Burlington Free Press, reporter Lynn Monty interviewed several people who had found used syringes while picking up trash in their communities on Green-Up Day. Syringes may be used to administer a number of substances, drugs included; however, they are also used by people with diabetes to administer insulin. A […]

This is the first in a bi-monthly series. One of the first questions I get from people when they find out I have diabetes is whether or not I can have children. The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Well, that’s what this new blog series is here to explain – a Type 1 (T1) […]

Doctors treating patients for a variety of different medical conditions need to remember to provide a prescription for what is probably the most important medicine of all: exercise. A recent study from the London School of Economics and Stanford University (1) compared the benefits of exercise with several well accepted drug therapies in the treatment of […]

A 13-year old boy feels tired, gets stomach aches from time to time, and his bowel movements have become more frequent and loose. He’s worried, but he doesn’t like to talk about his symptoms, so they continue, quietly. His mother notices that he’s looking pale and not quite right, and takes him to his local […]

One of the things I’ve talked about regarding diabetes is that there are A LOT of acronyms and shorthand terms. I’m sure that’s the case with most chronic conditions. It’s like a secret language known only by those whose lives have been touched with diabetes. Terms like A1c, BG and DKA are common words in […]