Mon, 9 June 2014
Dealing with Diabetes Burnout: How to Recharge and Get Back on Track When You Feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Living with Diabetes (Ginger Vieira) is an inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management - counting carbohydrates at every meal, constantly adjusting medication doses, taking daily injections, pricking fingers multiple times a day, and struggling with the unavoidable challenges of fancy, yet imperfect, technology - that can lead to burnout. Vieira provides the tools and encouragement needed to help readers get back on track and make diabetes management a rewarding priority. Chapters directly address burnout in relation to: food, exercise, insulin dosing, blood sugar checking, fear of low blood sugar, being a caregiver/spouse of a person with diabetes, communicating more effectively with your doctor, taking a healthy "vacation" from diabetes, and creating realistic expectations and goals.
Wed, 4 June 2014
Breanna, Taylor, Alycia, and Brian
On todays show we have studio full of fun. Breanna, age 9, her twin sister Taylor and their wonderful blended family. Breanna was diagnosed last august with Type one diabetes.
Listen as Breanna and her family share the emotional roller-coaster they have been on for the last 9 months. In spite of these challenges, this family manages to keep a great since of humor and positive, up-beat attitude as they smile their way through the incredible learning curve that is Type one Diabetes.
In most ways, this is a tragically common Diabetes story. However, this story has a unique twist. Brian, Moms significant other, found himself in the middle of learning how to help care for a newly diagnosed Type one child.
While learning how to test Breanna's blood sugar, each family member practiced on themselves. Thats when Brian discovered he had very high glucose levels. It was assumed that he had Type 2 Diabetes, so the Doc sent him home with a testing kit. He monitored BG levels for a few months and his sugar numbers continued to rise.
Just two weeks ago it was determined that Brian is actually a Type one Diabetic. Imagin that... 2 Type one Diabetics, in a blended family, Diagnosed only months apart with no genetic connection.
Listen to their intriguing family story...
Brian K. Palmer
BRIAN K. PALMER, FILMMAKERWRITER | PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | CINEMATOGRAPHER | EDITOR | UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
Brian is a Filmmaker and we are honored that he will be joining us in a very important capacity in the production of our new Feature Length Documentary Film...
A Feature-Length Documentary Film by Charlie Cherry
These are the children of Diabetes...their Lives, their Challenges, and their Triumphs.
The entire Cast & Crew are personally and directly impacted by Diabetes.
Click below for more info about Brian
Direct download: 113_113_Nine_year_old_Breannas_Type_one_story...with_a_twist.mp3
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