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Pam Durant
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More Than Diabetes
This is the last post in Diabetes Blog Week 2018. It has certainly flown by, and I am still reading posts and will continue to read the many posts from this week.  Today's post prompt: More Than Diabetes - Friday 5/19  Lets wrap up the week by sharing a lit...

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What Brings Me Down?
Throwback Thursday: What Brings Me Down - Thursday 5/18 Today prompt revisits a subject we wrote about in 2014. May  is Mental Health Month (in the US)  so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with,...

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The Blame Game
The Blame Game  Having diabetes often makes a visit to the doctor a dreaded experience, as there is invariably bad news of one kind or another.  And sometimes the way the doctor talks to you can leave you feeling like you’re at fault.  Or maybe you have a f...

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The Cost Of A Chronic Illness
Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week: The Cost of a Chronic Illness:  I nsulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly.  Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage.  So today, let’s d...

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Diabetes & The Unexpected
Today’s topic – Diabetes And The Unexpected…. Is that not like every day? The amount of unexpected that could happen seems endless if you really think about it.  It is difficult to risk manage your way out of all of it.  There are many routine things in dia...

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Diabetes & Ramadan
This year, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on
May 26 th . That is just over two weeks away.  The majority of the 1.57million Muslims of the world fast that month from sunrise to sunset. According to Dr. Osama Hamdy, assistant professor at Har...

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Free Wellness Coaching - Places Are Strictly Limited
Do you struggle to achieve your health goals? Do you wish you had quality coaching to guide you to improve your wellbeing, and your overall vitality? Then please read on... Why I Left My Corporate Career to Focus on Helping Diabetics It took a good year or ...

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Confronting Your Fears
This week is Spring Break. Who doesn't love Spring Break? Time off to travel to new place, or maybe just sleep in late to ease into the time off. While we did wake up later than usual, it was not going to be an easy day. Instead of a fun, carefree day, it w...

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International Women's Day
Over the last few years it seems that Women's Day has become bigger every year. This year with the political discussions in the West, particularly after the Women's March earlier this year in the US, Women's Day feels like it is getting more attention than ...

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Diabetic Complications In Young People
Today I received notice that a new medical study was published that compares complications in young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The results surprised me.  "Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve and eye diseases - as w...
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