Diabetes & Depression: All in your head

It’s estimated that as many as 30% of diabetics also suffer from clinical depression. While the “which came first”/”which causes which” argument hasn’t been settled at this point, it’s clear that treatment and care plans for diabetes should make provision for the complicating factor of doing what needs to be done to avoid diabetic complications … Continue reading Diabetes & Depression: All in your head

Depression: It’s sneaky

Sometimes I forget. I can go weeks or even months without experiencing a hint of depression. During those periods I sometimes allow myself to believe that it’s gone for good and that I’m “normal” again, whatever that means. And then something happens – some magical thing – and the craziness starts again. Black is white … Continue reading Depression: It’s sneaky

Five principles of effective diabetes self management

People sometimes stop me during the day – at work, mostly – to ask what my “secret” is. I used to get embarrassed by the question but now I realize that folks are looking for a blueprint to create their own healthy life and while there’s no secret to it, I do know what works … Continue reading Five principles of effective diabetes self management

Helpful Resources

Help With Type Two Diabetes Blogs FoodFoodBodyBody – My dear friend, Susan, who is a fabulous mother, daughter, writer, triathlete, and type two diabetic Type 2 Diabetes: A Personal Journey – Alan shares his experiences as a Person With Diabetes (PWD) Not Medicated Yet – Great information about what’s going on in the diabetes world … Continue reading Helpful Resources

Project: Happy/Healthy Me 2014: January/February review and goals for March

My goals for January were: Re-do the ‘running a 5K course’ that I started (then stopped) last year – Although I’d just finished Week 3 (of 8) when I published my January goals, I hit another brick wall at the start of Week 4. Something about the step up between those two weeks had my … Continue reading Project: Happy/Healthy Me 2014: January/February review and goals for March

High Five Friday: A happy reminder about why I do what I do

I went to see my Primary Care Physician – as opposed to my Endocrinologist (diabetes doctor) – recently, because I am losing my hair. (Definitely NOT celebrating that development.) After congratulating me on my weight loss and explaining that it was probably the cause of my hair loss, the doctor ordered a comprehensive metabolic panel … Continue reading High Five Friday: A happy reminder about why I do what I do

Three things I’m grateful for this week: February 6

A lessening of my anger and anxiety. I’ve spoken here before about my mental health issues and I need to write a longer post to deal with it more fully but suffice it to say that the past few weeks have been very bad and it’s starting to get better. Comfortable clothes. I might look like a … Continue reading Three things I’m grateful for this week: February 6

Project Me: December and 2013 reviewed

My only goal for December was to make an appointment with my therapist to deal with my anxiety and the binge eating, binge shopping, and horrible obsessive/compulsive behaviors that accompany it. I saw my therapist at the beginning of December and just talking to her made things inside my head a lot more calm. She … Continue reading Project Me: December and 2013 reviewed

Workout Wednesday: October 23

My body keeps teaching me lessons in patience – patience and letting go. I have major control issues and they seem to be flaring up more than usual lately, contributing to a feeling that things should be moving faster than they are. I want to be able to run – really run, not my slow, … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: October 23