The diabetes stigma needs to change. Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2, there is prejudice out there that stems from ignorance. The cure is awareness.
Nighttime hypoglycemia is a common fear among parents of children with diabetes. When blood sugar falls too low during the night, the consequences can be serious, even deadly. If you are terrified of hypoglycemia at night, you’re not alone.
Do you celebrate your diaversary? That’s the anniversary of the day you received your diabetes diagnosis. Many people like to recognize this day as one more year of soldiering on, living life regardless of diabetes. Others don’t feel it’s a day to celebrate at all. What do you think?
Can diabetics fast during Ramadan? We ask an expert, Dr Shadi Tabba, MD from the Dubai Diabetes Centre. Dr Tabba is certified by the American Board in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Ramadan and diabetes can be a tricky combination. Since fasting is an important part of this Muslim tradition, it may be difficult for diabetes to take part. If you have diabetes, please be mindful of the special consideration you must take if you intend to fast. Seek medical advice first.
I often say this, and I know it sounds crazy, but diabetes keeps me living in the present. This is the Zen of diabetes. Take it one day at a time.