By: Rachel Ventura I totally have a sweet tooth. I admit it. As someone living with Type 1 diabetes, and also someone who is trying to be healthy, a sweet tooth is a bad, bad thing. Luckily, with my amazing insulin pump, I am able to eat like a normal person, as long as I … More Curbing My Sweet Tooth
By: Rachel Ventura With the New Year having just passed, many are thinking about ways to be and get healthy. Although for some it is short lived, I love the sense of determination and motivation this time of year! It pushes me to look for new and exciting ways for my family to be healthier. … More New Year…Healthier You
By: Rachel Ventura To read Part 1 of Rachel’s journey to manage her diabetes, click here. Within the past year, I started experiencing hypoglycemia unawareness, which can happen to people who have had diabetes for a long time. In my case, it has been 20 years. Very scary stuff, especially with two little ones almost always with … More Living With Diabetes, Part 2
By: Rachel Ventura In this world filled with technology, I feel truly blessed. I currently have two pieces of technology attached to my body that are helping me survive. Here, let me explain… In the beginning of summer 1992, I was 10 years old and finishing up the 5th grade. Big things were on the … More Living With Diabetes, Part 1
By: Angela Semeta Just last month, my six-year-old was seen by her pediatrician for a routine sick visit. She had a cough and sore throat, along with raspy breathing and fluid in her ears. She was diagnosed with a viral infection that had developed in her chest. Her pediatrician suggested we see an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist because her … More Look Mommy…No Tonsils!
By: Kathy Trainor Your know how people say they feel like crawling out of their skin? I now know the meaning of this phrase. In July, I had a horrible back ache in my bra line and I felt like I had the flu. Since I work with children, I though it was a virus that would … More Shingles Pain Like No Other
By: Sandra L. Churchill Is it age or wisdom when our New Year’s resolutions looming on the horizon are all about healthy habits? I’m going to be optimistic and hope it’s wisdom. At our house, and among all our family and friends, are health goals that seem to echo the same mantras: cut stress, increase … More Slaying the Diabetes Dragon