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Health Care Without Crisis

“I’m sure lucky I got diabetes” is a phrase you’ll likely never hear. But “I’m sure lucky I got diabetes when I did” is something I’ve said in conversation a few times. I had the good fortune—if you want to call it that—to get diabetes at a time in my life when I was well-equipped to handle it not only emotionally and with good self-management practices right out of the gate, but also when I was fully employed with excellent health insurance benefits. Read More “Health Care Without Crisis”

Addicted to Your Self-Management?

I planned on writing today’s blog entry about a program I’ll be volunteering for at the University of Michigan Medical School. It’s called the Family Centered Experience (FCE)—which, by the way, was cofounded and is directed by my endocrinologist, Dr. Arno Kumagai. It’s a wonderful way for medical students to gain an understanding of illness from the patient’s point of view. Read More “Addicted to Your Self-Management?”

Back From (Another) Trip

Just two more trips—both for fun and one with my husband, for once—and things may be back to whatever passes for normal at my house. Trips for fun, business, and to take care of family matters have kept us in "hello, goodbye" mode for much of the year, and definitely for the summer. Read More “Back From (Another) Trip”

Article of the Week: Getting to Know Ketones

“Does anyone really know what a ketone is?” this article asks. “Are they a danger to your health (as in diabetic ketoacidosis), or a sign that you have lowered your carbohydrate intake enough to cause weight loss (as some people who follow low-carbohydrate diets believe)?” Read on to learn about how ketones can be related to diet or exercise, how to test for ketones, and how to deal with diabetic ketoacidosis.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section!

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What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites

This week, we’d like to direct your attention to HealthCentral.com‘s First Annual Top Site Awards, which recognize the 10 best Web sites dedicated to educating and supporting people with diabetes. We are proud to announce that, along with several other excellent sites (many of which have been featured in previous "What We’re Reading" posts), a panel of experts named DiabetesSelfManagement.com to this exclusive list.

You can read more about the awards and view the list of winners here. Read More “What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites”

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