Diabetes

Beyond Diabetes

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Beyond Diabetes Today is a big day. Today we wrap up another week, another month, and the last day of the #happydiabeticchallenge. I’ve enjoyed partaking in this challenge and reflecting on the different aspects of diabetes and all the highs and lows we all go through. I’m thankful for this diabetes community and to see so […]

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Exercise Makes My Pancreas Happy

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Exercise and I are good pals. It’s a vital part of my diabetes management and it helps to keep my blood sugar levels maintained. My motivation to workout is for my health and to prevent future complications. Exercise can be a crucial component in the diabetes management, whether you’re Type 1 or Type 2. For […]

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Wednesday Warrior: Uncle Dave

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I’m pumped to announce this week’s Wednesday Warrior: my Uncle Dave My Uncle Dave has always been one of my biggest role models. From his love of travel to his undeniable love for his friends and family, I’ve always looked up to him in many ways. Throughout our years growing up, my Uncle Dave and […]

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Diabetes Doesn’t Suck (sometimes)

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Why did I start Sugar B & Me? Why do I advocate for education and for others to share their journeys with diabetes? Why do I want to change this negative stigma on diabetes? Because of the above picture you see here. This was a slide taken from a presentation given by a healthcare professional […]

Wednesday Warriors

Wednesday Warrior: Ashley Biehl

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I’m Pumped to Announce This Week’s Wednesday Warrior: Ashley Biehl Ashley and I connected online through a mutual friend (one I also met through Sugar B- thank you, Christine 😊) After getting to know Ashley, I was humbled by her story and the journey she’s experienced. She has had diabetes for 11 years and is […]

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Stress, Stress Baby

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Let’s talk about everybody’s favorite subject…STRESS. Stress is all around us. No matter who you are, stress can be found lurking in a variety of ways. Did you know, stress can have a huge impact on blood sugar control?   I usually try to find the light in everything, but stress ultimately controls my every move. […]

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Lancet Change Monday

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What is a lancet you might ask? A lancet is a sharp needle that pricks through the skin in order to administer blood. This blood is then tested with a glucose monitor to check blood sugar. This is a tool that usually gets no love compared to the insulin pump or glucose meter but it’s […]

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The Bright Side

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I’m one out of 1.25 million people affected by diabetes. It’s been 5,231 days since I’ve been diagnosed and there’s not a day that goes by I’m not thankful. Yes, thankful. Diabetes has shown me how quickly my life can change and how each day should be lived to the fullest. It has taught me […]