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Thriving With Diabetes At 55

Thriving With Diabetes At 55

Yesterday (6/9/2016) was my 8th birthday since my diabetes diagnosis in February 2009. Im 55 and still thriving with diabetes. primal play my activities a few days before and on my birthday One of the many harmful lies the medical industry teaches diabetics is diabetes is a debilitating disease. If you believe that, then you are more likely to accept declining health and increasing pain and suffering. My life has had many twists and turns but at 55 theres little doubt Im thriving. Yesterday was my 8th birthday since being diagnosed with diabetes. I am living and breathing proof, diabetes does NOT have to be a debilitating disease. In fact, I THRIVE with diabetes! After reading this postI hope you will agree. If so, I hope you too will start anew. Im starting off with my birthday exercise! 55 barefoot, shirtless sprints at sunrise! This was a personal record. Sprints are VERY intense and this was a grueling exercise set, lasting about two hours. I tested my blood sugars 30 minutes after the exercise I was shocked! Ill discuss that at the end of this section. I say this often but dewsoaked grass beneath my feet priceless! I was so excited to get out on the football field and run sprints barefoot and shirtless! So excited I forgot to test my blood sugars after waking! I was also so excited I forgot to grab my blood sugar testing bag!!! ThereforeI only tested once I returned .. about 30 minutes after 55 very intense sprints. I am going to devote an entire post to this topic soon, but without a doubt very intense exercise jacks up my blood sugars as if I was eating pure sugar or starch. The climb is fast and furious, I show proof in this post, Diabetes and Exercise . I have confirmed the spike over and over. I counsel diabetics not to perform intense exercise if they have e Continue reading >>

Thriving With Diabetes: Learn How To Take Charge Of Your Body To Balance Your Sugars And Improve Your Lifelong Health - Featuring A 4-step Plan For Long-lasting Success!

Thriving With Diabetes: Learn How To Take Charge Of Your Body To Balance Your Sugars And Improve Your Lifelong Health - Featuring A 4-step Plan For Long-lasting Success!

Work with your body and learn to manage your diabetes for a healthy and happy life. Thriving with Diabetes empowers you to take charge of your diabetes, so you don't just deal with your symptoms, but change the way you think to improve your health, happiness, and quality of life. Through a simple five-step process, diabetes sufferers learn how to intuitively understand thei Work with your body and learn to manage your diabetes for a healthy and happy life. Thriving with Diabetes empowers you to take charge of your diabetes, so you don't just deal with your symptoms, but change the way you think to improve your health, happiness, and quality of life. Through a simple five-step process, diabetes sufferers learn how to intuitively understand their blood sugars and what causes both good and bad numbers. This proactive approach results in the ability to manage diabetes personally, not just by a set of notes from the doctor. Written by Dr. Paul Rosman and David Edelman, co-founder of Diabetes Daily, Thriving with Diabetes is not just about eating joyful, satisfying, and diabetes-friendly meals (although that's certainly part of it!), but also about managing the daily challenges of physical activity, stress, pain, sleep patterns, and other life events that have a major, but underappreciated, impact on blood sugar trends. You'll also pinpoint your favorite meals and activities and use them as multipliers of success--focusing on the positive rather than the negative. The result is immediate and satisfying improvements to total health, both physically and mentally! ...more Continue reading >>

Thriving With Diabetes: The Book

Thriving With Diabetes: The Book

Thriving with Diabetes is an easy-to-follow guidethat empowers you to live better and enjoylife on your terms. It all begins with a powerful 4-step process that helps simplify diabetes, balance your blood sugars, and put you on the path to lifelong success. Thriving with Diabetes Shows You What Matters Know what really makes your blood sugars go up and down.Most people getdiabetesmanagement backwards. We show you how to flip things around and get immediate results. Make small changes that multiply your successes.Far too many people strugglemaking changes that dont actually improve things. Learn what changes lead to the biggest improvements. Balance food, activity, stress and sleep.Managing diabetes can feel complicated and overwhelming. We break it down into simple, actionable steps. Discover the little changes that make things just work. Eat enjoyable and healthy meals.Are you frustrated trying to figure out how to make a diabetes diet work? We guide you to finding a food strategy that youll actually enjoy without wreaking havoc on your blood sugars. Change your most stubborn unproductive habits.Many of us struggle for years to make changes we know we should make. Learn how to stop relying on self-control and start getting the results you want. Overcome distress and burnout.Diabetes can be a long and frustrating marathon. Discover how others successfully get through down periods and back to feeling whole again. Make life about you, not your diabetes.Thats right. Youneed to come first! Living with diabetes is anything but textbook. Think of this as the Anti-Textbook Textbook. Rather than regurgitate the same old formulas and definitions, Thriving with Diabetes helps us navigate the challenges of living day-in and day-out with a relentless and unpredictable chronic cond Continue reading >>

Were Thriving With Diabetes!

Were Thriving With Diabetes!

Scott, Jessica, Mike and Riva know the ups and downs of living with diabetes. Yet they have found ways to get the best out of every day. Ask your healthcare team if their ideas can work for you, too! Connecting with others who have diabetes has helped Scott K. Johnson of Minneapolis see that its common to struggle with certain things. For example, because of his online diabetes community, he knows that following instructions and still getting unexpected results doesnt make me a failurethats just how things work with diabetes sometimes! You dont have to join a gym or do a big workout. Instead, try doing what Jessica Apple of Philadelphia, PA, does. I try to walk everywhere I can, she says, and if possible I always skip the elevator and take the stairs. I check a minimum of eight times a dayand often much more than that, especially during long-distance runs, says Michael Aviad of Philadelphia (and Jessicas husband), who runs and trains for marathons. His top goal: to avoid going low. Its a terrible feeling, and high blood sugar often follows the low. The roller coaster is drainingwhich makes him all the more determined to keep checking. Most of us want to lose a few pounds, but when thats our focus, we tend to drop them and then put them back on, says Riva Greenberg of Brooklyn, NY. Instead, she embraces a healthier dietspecifically, more vegetables, fruit, lean protein, beans, lentils and healthy fats like olive and coconut oil, avocado, nuts and seeds. If you eat a healthy diet, the weight will come off and what you eat will be nutritious, helping your diabetes and your overall health. No one with diabetes can have perfect blood glucose all the time! Jessica says. If you need to have a treat, do it and get back on track the next day. Her advice if you crave sweets all Continue reading >>

Thriving With Diabetes: Learn How To Take Charge Of Your Body To Balance Your Sugars And Improve Your Lifelong Health - Featuring A 4-step Plan For Long-lasting Success!

Thriving With Diabetes: Learn How To Take Charge Of Your Body To Balance Your Sugars And Improve Your Lifelong Health - Featuring A 4-step Plan For Long-lasting Success!

Thriving with Diabetes: Learn How to Take Charge of Your Body to Balance Your Sugars and Improve Your Lifelong Health - Featuring a 4-Step Plan for Long-Lasting Success! by Paul Rosman, David Edelman Learn to Actively Manage Your Diabetes for a Healthy and Happy Life Thriving with Diabetes empowers you to take charge of your diabetes, so you don't just deal with your symptoms, but change the way you think to improve your health, happiness, and quality of life. Through a simple four-step process, you'll learn how to intuitively understand your blood sugars and what causes both good and bad numbers. This proactive approach results in the ability to manage diabetes personally, not just by a set of notes from the doctor. Written by Dr. Paul Rosman and David Edelman, co-founder of Diabetes Daily, Thriving with Diabetes is not just about eating properly (although that's certainly part of it!), but also about managing the daily challenges of physical activity, stress, pain, sleep patterns, and other life events that have a major, but underappreciated, impact on blood sugar trends. You'll also pinpoint your favorite meals and activities and use them as multipliers of success--focusing on the positive rather than the negative. The result is immediate and satisfying improvements to total health, both physically and mentally! "Thriving with Diabetes has the answers you need. This comprehensive and easy-to-read guide is a great resource for people with diabetes, their families, and their caregivers. Everything we know about diabetes, testing, and medications is changing, and this up-to-date guide tells you exactly what you need to know." - Neal Barnard, M.D., author of Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes "Rather than regurgitate the same old formulas and definitions, Continue reading >>

Diabetessisters

Diabetessisters

At this point, it might be evident that I have quite a few diagnoses such as type 1 diabetes, asthma, allergies, thyroid issues, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, PCOS, and endometriosis. With all of this going on, I like to call myself a big ball of fun. I usually state this when I arrive at a doctors appointment or go to the pharmacy to pick up one of my many prescriptions. It can be an emotional ride filled with frustration, resentment, sadness, annoyance, and the occasional feelings of satisfaction, pride, and victory. My goal is to thrive. My goal is to acknowledge some of the more negative emotions so that I can focus on the ones that give me fuel to power through each moment and to live with the best quality of life possible. Some days are harder than others of course. When I think about thriving, I think about my statement to doctors and pharmacists- the moment when I try to relieve the tension and state Im a big ball of fun. For me, this translates into management. Management is how I thrive with all of these including diabetes.I feel more confident when it comes to the management of my diabetes, but Im still working on it with my other diagnoses. Managment involves being aware of my body and the diagnoses I live with. It means keeping track of all of the data and how I'm feeling. It means analyzing that to see what's next. It means taking all of my medications. It means being honest with myself and the people around me. It means fine tuning what I need to do for myself. It means making mistakes and forgetting because I'm human. it means constant learning.Finding ways to manage all of my diagnoses, is how I thrive. Management can be done through so many things such as: Continue reading >>

Thriving With Diabetes Education Program

Thriving With Diabetes Education Program

Learning you have diabetes is a shock. Dont settle for just surviving with diabetes when you can thrive! Avance Cares diabetes education program helps you develop practical strategies that make managing diabetes easier and even enjoyable. Our diabetes educators will work with you to create a lifestyle plan that helps you manage your blood sugars while still incorporating foods and activities that you love. Two out of three patients achieved an A1C less than 7 within 3 months of starting the program. Session 1: "Get to Know You" Visit (90-minute visit) Discuss your medical history, current lifestyle habits, diabetes self-care behaviors and goals Create an individualized learning plan with your dietitian for how to manage your diabetes and overall wellness Learn the basics of diabetes, blood sugar monitoring and treatment options available to you Session 2: Eating Healthy with Diabetes (60-minute visit) Review your food and blood sugar journals to learn your patterns Learn how your daily eating habits compare with recommendations by participating in a nutritional analysis activity Discuss carbohydrate counting, reading food labels, and strategies for dining out Session 3: Personalized Healthy Eating Plan (60-minute visit) Create an individualized meal plan tailored to your food preferences Practice meal planning and tips for eating healthier on the go Receive delicious and healthy recipes to match your meal plan Session 4: The Daily Dose: Medications and Preventing High and Low Blood Sugar (60-minute visit) Review your medications and how they work in your body This session may be provided by our clinical pharmacist, who can work with you to optimize your medication regimen Discuss additional vitamins, minerals and complementary and alternative medicine Learn how to prev Continue reading >>

Thriving With Diabetes

Thriving With Diabetes

Its natural to feel that the diagnosis of diabetes is a real curse. If your diagnosis is new, its alright to give yourself time to grieve and process. But dont stay in that space too long. In the case of diabetes, these lessons include adopting the healthy lifestyle factors that our bodies need. You know, all the stuff you heard before you were diagnosed: eating well, sleeping, managing stress, exercising. As someone who has had a lot of health challenges myself, I really get it when it comes to feeling a little health punished. Even though I followed a strict health regimen daily, guess what? My health still crumbled. Why? Because I still wasnt hearing what my body needed. After taking time to learn and listen to what it needed, and work closely with healthcare providers, Im a million times healthier. Human nature is such that well usually take the path of least resistance. We get lazy and stop taking care of our health. Health problems are really great teachers in disguise. When we humble ourselves to the reality before us, our problems gift us with lessons that we might not have otherwise accepted. The silver lining of health problems is that they keep us focused on taking excellent care of our God Pods. In todays podcast, well hear from Mary Ann Hodorowicz on how to thrive with diabetes. As a seasoned Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and mentor to many dietitians nationwide, Mary Ann coined the term DIABETES LIFESAVERS to help people improve the quality and quantity of their lives by learning how to manage their diabetes Follow Mary Anns advice for diabetes, and you literally could save your own life! DIABETES LIFESAVERS, as presented by MaryAnn Hodorowicz: Decrease stress: stress causes your liver to dump its stored sugar into blood, Continue reading >>

Thriving With Type 2 Diabetes: Chef Tom Valenti

Thriving With Type 2 Diabetes: Chef Tom Valenti

Diabetic Living / Community / Success Stories Thriving with Type 2 Diabetes: Chef Tom Valenti When Chef Tom Valenti learned he had type 2 diabetes, he saw his life flash before his eyes -- his culinary eyes, that is. How could he continue to spend so much time in the kitchen with temptations at every turn? Find Chef Valenti's answers to the challenges of eating with diabetes in his easy, restaurant-quality recipes, plus tips on how to thrive with diabetes. Chef Tom Valenti was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago. The what-to-eat dilemmas seemed daunting at first, but he soon decided to turn his diabetes into a creative challenge rather than a test of his morale. We recently caught up with Chef Valenti at Ouest, one of his two New York City restaurants, to get a taste of the light one-pan recipes in his new diabetes-friendly cookbook, You Don't Have to Be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook (Workman Publishing Co., 2009), as well as some great tips for thriving in the kitchen -- and in life. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Support , Type 2 , Diabetes Community , Diabetes Management "I bring two of my favorite tricks of the trade to this otherwise straightforward beef stew: the addition of turkey bacon for a bit of smoke and some distilled white vinegar to add an acidic tang. Let the stew simmer as gently as possible to keep the meat from toughening up." Per serving: 258 calories, 9 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 16 g carb, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Exchanges: 1.5 vegetable, 0.5 carb, 2.5 lean meat, 1.5 fat. Carb choices: 1. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Support , Type 2 , Diabetes Community , Diabetes Management "Never be shy to ask about the ingredients in a dish, especially when fine dining. Most chefs are very willing to accommodate you. Ask Continue reading >>

From Surviving To Thriving With Diabetes

From Surviving To Thriving With Diabetes

Brandy Barnes, founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters, and Natalie Strand, Medical Director at Freedom Pain Hospital and winner of CBSs The Amazing Race, have come together with the American Diabetes Association to create A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: A Path to Wellness, the first book in many years to cover the unique issues and questions that women with all types of diabetes face. After years of living with diabetes, Brandy and Nat bring a frank, practical, and personal perspective to a number of challenging issues, including mental and physical wellness, the role of hormones at different stages and events in a woman's life, sexuality, relationships, exercise and athleticism, travel, and careers. The authors, who were both diagnosed with diabetes during their teenage years, explore these topics through their own personal journeys and experiences, empower readers with their uplifting stories and remind other women with diabetes that they are not alone. The book also emphasizes that not all diabetes-related issues are strictly medical. In her chapter on creating better relationships, Brandy highlights the importance of open and honest communication in all relationships. She stresses the importance of working together with loved ones to navigate challenging times and difficult discussions to come out stronger than ever before. Her list of tips for friends and family members is an essential roadmap to understanding and supporting a loved one with diabetes. Nats chapter on traveling with diabetes is packed with tips shes learned along the way. Before she embarked on her 32,000-mile journey to win The Amazing Race, Nats diabetes educator suggested she type up a letter of medical necessity in every language she could think of to explain why she was carrying syringes and vials. H Continue reading >>

'thriving With Diabetes' By Paul Rosman, D.o., And David Edelman (fair Winds Press)

'thriving With Diabetes' By Paul Rosman, D.o., And David Edelman (fair Winds Press)

'Thriving with Diabetes' by Paul Rosman, D.O., and David Edelman (Fair Winds Press) Thriving with Diabetes: Learn How to Take Charge of Your Body to Balance Your Sugars and Improve Your Lifelong Health by Paul Rosman, DO, FACP, FACE and David Edelman, founder and CEO of Diabetes Daily online community ( $15.91, paperback , 208 pages,Fair Winds Press). Ive never met Dr. Paul Rosman, D.O. and David Edelman, co-authors of Thriving with Diabetes, so how the heck do they know what Im thinking? Promising a 4-step program for long-lasting success, the book is subtitled Learn How to Take Charge of Your Body to Balance Your Sugars and Improve Your Lifelong Health. Not a medical textbook. Not preachy. Just good, solid advice, written with the diabetes patient in mind in language we can all understand. I like a book that not only tells me what I want to know, but what I need to know. For example, I had no idea that sleep patterns have a distinct effect on blood sugar levels. I didnt know that others felt guilty when their sugars were out of whack or when an A1C inexplicably jumped. I thought I had the corner on that market. One particularly helpful feature of this book is the use of personal anecdotes or conversations with doctors to illustrate the challenges patients face. So its not just doctors lecturing, its patients asking. For those of us who are reading these stories, its a really nice touch. The four steps the authors outline in their plan are as follows: 'The Blue Zones' by Dan Buettner (National Geographic) Play with your diabetes ? Yeah, when you read that Rosman and Edelman mean relying on your intuition to experiment (carefully and safely) in order to keep favorite activities and foods in your life so as not to face daily deprivation, it makes a lot of sense. Workshe Continue reading >>

Simple Steps To Thrive With Diabetes - Diabetes Can't Stop Me!

Simple Steps To Thrive With Diabetes - Diabetes Can't Stop Me!

Do you want to stop just living with diabetes & start thriving? Do you feel like diabetes has consumed your life? Does it take over, push you around and exhaust you? Perhaps you feel guilt around your diabetes, shame even...or maybe you just get upset about the lack of understanding from people who don't live with diabetes, or the lack of sensitivity, even of loved ones. It can be so easy to get resentful and feel like you are the only person in the universe who is going through the daily rollercoaster of diabetes. Taking time to consider your relationship with diabetes, how you think & feel about it, and making some plans for action, can really help. Take the time so you can thrive with diabetes. You can not take away the fact that diabetes is hard. It is hard work. It is unfair and it really sucks a lot of the time. BUT You have much more in your life than diabetes, and you can find ways to deal with the hard moments, times, weeks, months, and thrive with diabetes You will get instant access to the programme & your FREE copy of Putting the Brakes on Diabetes Burnout For 7 days you will get 1 simple task via email, to evaluate, learn about, and make changes to the way you think and feel about your diabetes Find out about diabetes burnout, managing stress & using mindfulness strategies You will be supported to really look at your diabetes, and how you feel about it, breaking it down into areas of your diabetes and your life, rather than just looking at it as "diabetes" Get simple tools to decide where you want diabetes to fit into your life, not the other way around Understand your diabetes better & make some plans for action You will get support and accountability (you are not alone) You will join the Diabetes Can't Stop Me community to connect with other people livin Continue reading >>

5 Tips For Thriving With Diabetes From A Type-1 Diabetic

5 Tips For Thriving With Diabetes From A Type-1 Diabetic

5 Tips for Thriving With Diabetes From a Type-1 Diabetic Janice was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 29. In the 15 years since her diagnosis, she has learned to thrive with the disease and developed her own personal method for managing it. Imagine your life is close to perfect. You have two wonderful kids. You are fit and healthy. Then one day you are driving to work and a staggering fatigue overcomes you. You have to pull over and sleep, just rest a while before you continue on to work. It happens again and again. Then other symptoms appear: Your eyesight begins to wane, your thirst is insatiable and the sleepiness remains a constant. According to Janice, a Type 1 diabetic, a quick tip to keeping your Type 1 diabetes in check is to try and manage your blood sugar levels before you go to bed. If you can do that, youve now taken care of a 12-hour window of time you no longer need to control. This was Janices story. At 29 years old, after two pregnancies with no complications or health issues, she was diagnosed with T Type 1 diabetes. It was shocking. Really, Janice recalls. It just seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. Janice had never really given any thought to T Type 1 diabetes, nor did she know anyone who was living with the condition. Even though she was shocked by the diagnosis, Janices first thoughts were positive. She thought, I had two kids to raise; my daughter wasnt even a year old. And I thought that if I had to stand in line for a disease, diabetes would be a darn good line to get in. It means one part of your body has stopped functioning. We are not talking about a heart, not talking about a leg. We are talking about something that you can pick up the work for. And Janice has continued to work at it for the last 15 years. Now a full-time stud Continue reading >>

Thriving Diabetics, Home Of The Freedom From Diabetes Program! Thriving Diabetics

Thriving Diabetics, Home Of The Freedom From Diabetes Program! Thriving Diabetics

Welcome to the most advanced system in the world for thriving with diabetes! Designed by a diabetic for diabetics, the Freedom from Diabetes program brings together resources from health care, psychology and self mastery disciplines to help you learn what changes you need to make, how to make them, and how to make them last. Learn the secret Master Solution to diabetics' (secret) Master Problem! Download my complimentary eBook and learn the Secret plus the twelve mindsetsthatguarantee a thriving life! We value your privacy and would never spam you I never knew that a series of small, manageable changes could yield such great results over time...I have participated in many lifestyle/counseling programs over the years, but Matthew introduced many techniques and perspectives that were new to me and very helpful. I can apply these strategies to effect change in any area of my life. I am so grateful for the experience of the Freedom from Diabetes programs, and I recommend it highly to anybody seeking a well-researched, balanced and mindfulness-based approach to living and thriving with diabetes. Continue reading >>

Book Review Of New Title

Book Review Of New Title "thriving With Diabetes"

We're sorry, an error occurred. We are unable to collect your feedback at this time. However, your feedback is important to us. Please try again later. When fellow advocate and co-founder of the DiabetesDaily community site David Edelman asked me to look at a new book he was coauthoring with a well-known endocrinologist, I wasn't sure what to expect. Another overview of treatment options? More diabetes myth-busting? Inspirational patient stories packaged in some new way? What I discovered was something much more unique and far more practical, IMHO. Here's the blurb I sent him back: At last, a book that talks about managing diabetes in real life where traffic stress,shopping exercise and poor sleep happen. ' Thriving with Diabetes ' takesa refreshing life hack approach to keeping blood sugar levels in range. And after spending even a bit more time with the book, I stand by that assessment. It's one of those head-slapping moments where you think, 'Why hasn't anyone done this before?" Yes, this new book officially coming out on July 15, 2015, with the full title " Thriving with Diabetes: Learn How to Take Charge of Your Body to Balance Your Sugars and Improve Your Lifelong Health ," actually attempts to synthesize the 'best practices' of patients out in the real world: What have they done to succeed and how can they do more of it? The book is the culmination of the Thriving with Diabetes online workshop series conducted by David Edelman and lead author Dr. Paul Rosman , an accomplished New York endocrinologist who also did a stint as Senior Medical Advisor to Eli Lilly & Company. In the intro, Dr. Rosman (pictured below) notes that over recent years, "Step by step, I took what I knew about diabetes apart and put it back together again. Slowly, I uncovered the critical beh Continue reading >>

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