Confused About Diabetes ?

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-11-24 12:58:59 -0600
Started 2010-11-20 14:24:57 -0600

The more you understand what diabetes is, what causes your blood sugar to be high or low and how to manage it, the healthier you will be.

You can find an educator in your area by going to the following websites:

www.diabetes.org or www.diabeteseducator.org

Diabetes is a very controllable disease but it requires effort on your part.

Eat healthy, get moving, test your blood sugar, take your medications and become educated. If you do these things, you will be on your way to good control.

If you'd like to start looking for some more information, the websites below are a good place to start:

American Association of Diabetes Educators – www.aadenet.org

American Diabetes Association – www.diabetes.org

American Dietetic Association – www.eatright.org

Joslin Diabetes Center – www.joslin.org

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) – www.ndep.nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) – www.niddk.nih.gov

Nutrition.gov – www.nutrition.gov

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) – http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/

Calorie King – www.calorieking.com

Medic Alert Foundation International – www.medicalert.org

Children with Diabetes - www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

(This list was taken from the Relion Diabetes Products Website)

http://www.relion.com/newly-diagnosed/

~Mays~


8 replies

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-11-21 07:45:45 -0600 Report

As always, Mays, you are presenting to us a resource list that can help with mind, body and soul. The most important sentence you're written is that "Diabetes is a very controllable disease but it requires effort on your part." From my experience and research the worst thing than having diabetes is having uncontrolled diabetes because THAT is where the complications come. As adults we get tired of listening to others but it's important to listen to our doctors, our meters and our hearts. It's easy to get depressed and down on ourselves but very important to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and move on to achieve and believe rather than get lazy and down. There is hope even though there is no cure!!! This website has been instrumental in helping me connect with others and connect with myself to accept the things that I cannot change, have the courage to change the things I can, and well you know the rest of the story. There can be light at the end of the tunnel for a long and happy life. There are members here on DC to support others but it's nice to know about the above products and services as well. One of these days, Mays, I am expecting your book in print and I want an autographed copy! :) Thanks for all that you do and say to guide us, motivate us, educate us and inspire us. You are a unique person and friend. Thanks for being part of our world.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-11-24 12:19:50 -0600 Report

Ray,

Thank you for the kind words of praise!

As always, you bring much needed insight, and addendum to my discussion, to which I am truly grateful.
If my writing a book would help others, I would autograph each copy with a heart full of love, and hope for a successful outcome against diabetes!

~Mays~