Nov 18, 2012
The first time I got sick after developing diabetes in 2004, I was still living at home and I can remember my mom buying every type of diabetic cough medicine that she could find. This included Diabetic Tussin, Sugar-Free Robitussin, Scot-Tussin and a slew of sugar-free cough drops. Over the years, the one that has come to work the best for me is Scot-Tussin DM.
Scot-Tussin diabetes cold...
Oct 8, 2011
Each year more than 30,000 Americans, half of them children, are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. They join the nearly three million Americans already suffering from the disease, who, like me, are faced with multiple daily finger pricks to test the amount of glucose in their blood. In order to cover the period of time when we’re not pricking our fingers, many Type 1 diabetics use a continuous...
Sep 24, 2011
I’ve been reading a number of diabetic blogs recently and many people are wondering how to handle natural disasters, such as the tornadoes and hurricanes that have been hammering the country the past couple months. While we aren’t typically affected by them here in the Burgh, we do own an item that would be especially useful in times like those; it is called the FRIO (available here).
Mar 10, 2011
Every diabetic has to do a fingerstick to test their blood sugar level multiple times a day but sometimes the necessity comes at the most inopportune time. A few months ago while we were waiting at Walgreens for my husband to get his flu shot, I tripped over a product that made the task easier and quicker. They are called travel lancets (available online here). These are single use lancets that...
Feb 21, 2011
In 2008, when Kevin and I began dating, I decided to start looking for things that may help him tackle the daily tasks of having diabetes. One of the first things that I set out to look for was a good carb counting book for diabetics. After reading reviews online, I decided to pick up the 2008 Version of The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter book by Allan Borushek, because it...