Living with diabetes blog

  • May 02, 2014

    Don't let denial keep you from managing your diabetes

    By Peggy Moreland, R.N. and Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.

    Denial is a common reaction to a diabetes diagnosis. But don't let denial keep you from managing diabetes and avoiding diabetes complications.

    7 comments
  • April 04, 2014

    Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.

    Exercise and a healthy diet are keys to managing your type 2 diabetes, but because it's a progressive disease, you'll likely also need diabetes medications at some point.

    28 comments
  • March 20, 2014

    Managing diabetes in the winter

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N.

    Whether it's a cold or flu, colder temps or holiday temptations, take steps to navigate the unique challenges of managing your diabetes in the winter.

    0 comments
  • March 12, 2014

    The pitfalls of soda drinks if you have diabetes

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N.

    If you have diabetes, consider alternatives to regular soda drinks, which can thwart your healthy eating plan.

    18 comments
  • Feb. 15, 2014

    Walk your way to diabetes prevention

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.

    To help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure, start walking to work. Cycling works, too.

    4 comments
  • Jan. 23, 2014

    Education, motivation drive diabetes behavior change

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.

    Diabetes educators can't change your behavior. You have to want to change to improve health.

    6 comments
  • Nov. 05, 2013

    A day in the life of diabetes

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. November is diabetes awareness month and its aim is to educate Americans about diabetes and encourage them to take steps to lower their risk. 8 comments
  • Nov. 02, 2013

    Flu shots and diabetes

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. If you have diabetes, you're at increased risk of flu-related complications and death. Reduce your risk with a flu shot. 5 comments
  • Oct. 24, 2013

    Diabetes after pancreatectomy

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. If you need your pancreas removed (pancreatectomy), you’ll immediately develop type 1 diabetes. Challenges include more variable blood sugar levels. 10 comments
  • Oct. 11, 2013

    Diabetes: Take baby steps toward healthy lifestyle changes

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. When making lifestyle changes to manage diabetes, consider starting with small, realistic, measurable steps. 16 comments
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