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Living With Diabetes

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King in Match With Type 2 Diabetes

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Billie Jean King has faced some considerable challenges in her career and triumphed nearly every time. She’s won numerous Grand Slam titles, founded the Women’s Tennis Association, beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes, and came out of the closet while still on tour. Now that she has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she is, naturally, attacking at the net.  Read More

Diabetes Plus Stress Can Equal High Blood Sugar

You may need more insulin or other medications to control blood sugar when you are under stress
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For most people, stress is simply annoying or unpleasant; for people with diabetes, it can have a direct impact on health. Stress hormones can cause blood sugar to rise and you may need more insulin or other medications to control blood sugar when you are under stress (being sick or physically injured can also do the same)...  Read More

Diabetes and Medicare: One Patient's Story

Medicare helps, but he still pays $300 a month for medication and supplies
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Although 2003 legislation created Medicare Part D to pay for prescription drugs, there is a gap in coverage known as the doughnut hole that occurs when the federal government stops paying for drug purchases as an annual limit is reached...  Read More

How to Combat the Stigma of Type 2 Diabetes

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If you have diabetes, you may run into a "blame the victim" mind-set. Type 2 diabetes—unlike, say, cancer—still carries a certain stigma...  Read More

MY STORY

I Got Over My Shame and Got My Weight, Diabetes, and Life Under Control

Carole, 48, felt like her life was a "roller coaster" of medications, weight gain, and shame
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When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It was pretty stressful: I had to inject insulin three times a day, make sure it was refrigerated, and always have something to eat at the right time...  Read More

How Friends, Coworkers Can Turn Into the Diabetes Police

They probably want to help, but it's still annoying
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If it hasn't happened yet, it will soon. You'll reach for a treat and a close friend, family member, or even a near-stranger who knows you have diabetes will ask: "Should you be eating that?"

You've just been pulled over by a member of the "diabetes police"...  Read More

ONLINE RESOURCES

15 Websites That Can Help You Cope With Diabetes Every Day

  • Site: LOL Diabetes
  • Who it's for: Those who could use a good laugh
  • Why we like it: Laughing out loud is an inevitable result of reading these posts, filled with witty comments and funny real-life photos.

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