I’ve been pretty absent recently dealing with a big chunk of burnout. Not diabetes burnout, but caregiver burnout. While I really have to do very little for mom, there are a lot of things that roll into the caregiver picture, at least for me.
Always “on” – the monitors are always on. I’m always listening, [...]
I have body image issues. My rather large gut shames me almost everyday.
It dictates how I dress, what I eat, makes me want to stay in and isolate myself so not to feel embarrassed.
After going through therapy for depression, I seem to have found another layer of issues that need addressing. It greatly [...]
Diaversary, a word I had never heard of before finding the diabetic online community (DOC), is similar to an anniversary or birthday except the “celebrated” date is your date of diagnosis. Some do actually celebrate another year of co-existing with diabetes.
Personally, I used to just view it as another day of being cursed. I [...]
“Your child has Type 1 diabetes”
Those are six words that no parent wants to hear. Those six words were a death sentence 90 years ago before the advent of insulin.
Today, most of the developed world has insulin to treat diabetes, but those six words are still a death sentence in most impoverished, undeveloped, and [...]
** Today, I am happy to introduce Dr. Ann Becker Shutte, better known as Morpheus. Take it away, Ann!
Hi all–nice to virtually meet you. This is a first for me–sharing a guest post on a former client’s blog. However, as Scott discussed in his post about “Finding Morpheus,” the intersection of health care providers [...]