November 2014 Blogs

A focus on diabetes

I want to break up with my diabetes...but we make it work

By Barby Brushett

The first two weeks after I was diagnosised were spent in the hospital.  My ‘family’ had expanded and now included dietitians, nurse educators, and an Endocrinologist.   After receiving the care and education I needed it was time to return to school and the community where I was the only one (that I knew of) living with type 1 diabetes. 

Surviving the Holiday Festivities with Diabetes

By Laura Reid, MEd, PDt, CDE

The holidays are a busy, stressful time, but can be even more so when you have diabetes.  Parties, festivities, baking, presents…food is everywhere!  If you are used to following a set routine such as eating at particular times, following a meal plan,  the holiday season can throw you off track.  


Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Laura Reid has a few tips to keep in mind to help you survive the holidays.

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