Posts Tagged ‘management’

Why There is No Such Thing as Normal

Why There is No Such Thing as Normal

Have you ever felt like you didn’t measure up, didn’t quite “cut the grade”? Perhaps you felt not good enough, or inadequate, or worthless? Maybe you had the sense you just didn’t have it as all together as you would like, or like you dropped your bundle? The idea of normality is fairly new in human history.…

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Why Diabetes is a Family Affair

why diabetes is a family affair

The diagnosis of diabetes is often unexpected and unwelcome to say the least. It can be quite a shock for the person with diabetes and also for their family and friends. Along with the diagnosis of diabetes can come a range of feelings, such as anger, sadness, grief, denial, loss, relief (that you know what…

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Learning to Love Diabetes

There are many things that I could write about as I have many experiences living with diabetes. This one is about learning how to love diabetes! By this I mean, it is about how I realised that diabetes was here to stay and that if I could make it part of my life and look…

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Taking the Lead with Diabetes

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Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator  This September will be my 35th year as a registered nurse. In all that time I have done many things: midwife in delivery suite for 15 years; cardio-thoracic intensive care for 5 years, and now as a diabetes  educator for the past 18 years. The one thing that…

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Guest Blog: Foot care, Diabetic Neuropathy

Edited 30/03/17 to reflect changes in the page from DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop me. One of our Closed groups on the Social Media platform of Facebook was called ‘Diabetes Education and Management’. This group was supported by  Diabetes Educators and a Midwife, a Dietitian, and a Pharmacist, as well as Mental Health Counsellors. In…

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choices in diabetes management

How you choose to manage your diabetes may have powerful consequences. What may seem a small thing, such as type of insulin; how you deliver this – by pump, pen or syringe; the blood glucose monitor you use and how often you monitor – can be huge things in your diabetes management, ability to take…

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Health: What is it?

Guest Post David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Is Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism? In humans,  is health the general condition of a person’s mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in “good health” or “healthy“)? The World Health Organization (WHO) defined…

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