Category: Diabetes Blog Week

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We are all in this boat together

It’s still Diabetes blog week and I’m a bit late today with my submission. That’s what happens when you fly thousands of miles and have to do everything on your to-do list first before you can write! Now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you … Read More We are all in this boat together

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The worst visit ever

I’m sitting here in the airport in Johannesburg after 10 hours of non-stop flying. With a couple of hours before my next flight, I have time to share my 3rd post for Diabetes Blog Week  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 … Read More The worst visit ever

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What can I do to make a difference

Today is Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week and already it’s been amazing to read and share with our thriving #DOC. I feel completely inspired and in awe of the writing talent out there and if you are reading this, you guys are my diabetes heroes! Even though I was diagnosed 9 years ago I still feel like the new kid on the block … Read More What can I do to make a difference

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The wonder and magic of a life with diabetes

Woohoo! It’s here! Diabetes Blog Week! For the next 5 days I’ll be writing on a specific topic along with other diabetes bloggers, sharing how I navigate the world of diabetes. Below is the first topic and my corresponding thoughts. Tell us about some good things diabetes has brought into your life that you never could have expected? The nervous system is a delicate thing, … Read More The wonder and magic of a life with diabetes

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My secret weapon

It’s Tips and Tricks Friday for Diabetes Blog Week and today on the blog I can’t help sharing a little bit about why yoga is my secret weapon. I also want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for your posts, comments and blogs these past five days and thank you to Karen for initiating this profound project. I can’t wait till next year! Let’s round … Read More My secret weapon

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It’s not my fault

Todays blog doesn’t go into the nitty gritty of gripes or issues I have with my health care team rather I wanted to celebrate what’s working and how my team has helped me heal and thrive. Here’s my Diabetes Blog Week story for Health Care Thursday Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to … Read More It’s not my fault

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Real honest to goodness truth

It’s hump day and I am full to the brim, feeling like there’s so much more to share in the DOC then I could ever imagine. Today is Diabetes Blog Week Wednesday and the theme is language and the words we use. There is an old saying that states “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I’m willing … Read More Real honest to goodness truth

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All I really want to do is eat chocolate pizza!

Welcome to day two of Diabetes Blog Week. Already its been an intense smorgasboard of words and images to take in. I am absolutely loving this years posts and it’s only Tuesday. Huge thank you to Karen from Bitter Sweet Diabetes for making this happen. Todays theme is The other half of diabetes- Tuesday We think a lot about the physical component of diabetes, … Read More All I really want to do is eat chocolate pizza!

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Writing is my way of reaching out

I’m so excited it’s Diabetes Blog Week and every day for the next five days I’ll be blogging  to a specific topic along with a host of others. Check out whose blogging this week and join in the fun. Here’s our first topic for Message Monday Let’s kick off the week by talking about why we are here, in the diabetes blog space. What … Read More Writing is my way of reaching out

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Continuing Connections

It’s been a big week!  I’ve taught Yoga in Italy and Switzerland and managed to keep up my commitment to blog for Diabetes Blog Week for 7 days.  A first for me as I lead such an active life that it’s hard to commit to doing something, other then my work, consistently and to a topic. So first, a big THANK YOU to Karen Graffeo for … Read More Continuing Connections

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This Too Shall Pass

It’s day 6 for Diabetes Blog Week and todays topic is to reflect on a previous blog and share something you feel proud of writing or expressing. For me it’s the following quote published recently on DOYOUYOGA.com People often ask me how do I face a disease which is incurable and full of restrictions. My answer is simple… I approach it like I approach … Read More This Too Shall Pass

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Change is Here to Stay

Todays topic for Diabetes Blog Week is all about change. The biggest personal change I have made and one that I hope really comes to the forefront in the management and care of diabetes is the merging of functional medicine with conventional approaches. I know it’s happening on a small scale. But I would love it, if on diagnosis, conventional doctors encouraged their patients to look … Read More Change is Here to Stay