Caring for Diabetes When Sick

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES When a person with diabetes is not feeling well, blood glucose can go high even if they are eating less than they usually do.  It is important to have a plan in place so people can be prepared for any kind of day when they’re not feeling their best. …

How To Stay On Track With Healthy Habits

By Melinda Maryniuk For many of us, the uncertainty and change that has come with COVID-19 have upset our healthy habits and routines. We find ourselves eating more (particularly stress-eating more junk food), exercising less and then feeling anxious about gaining weight. Here are six strategies that may be helpful as we try to stay…

How to Handle COVID-19 With Diabetes

By: Melinda Maryniuk There is no doubt that living through the COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for everyone, but this is especially true for people with diabetes who are older as we are a higher-risk group.  The risks are also increased for people with hypertension and a history of heart disease, which is true for many…

Gastroparesis: What is it? What can be done about it?

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES High blood glucose caused by diabetes can damage our nerves over time.  You may have heard about neuropathy (or nerve damage) of the feet –stomach nerves can also be affected. Gastroparesis is a condition where the nerves of the stomach are damaged and it can affect how food is…

Free Resources Available Now

In uncertain times like these, it’s important to focus on things we CAN do as so many other elements of life are out of our control. Here are some free activities that you can do while staying safe at home… Exercise: Peloton – Free 90 day subscription for exercise and meditation Corepower – Free at…

Better Mornings: The HOW!

Having a morning routine that prioritizes health can lead to better diabetes management, but how do we start developing the habits that start our day off right? The reality is that when we want to change anything in our lives, the first step is becoming aware of what things are currently like. That means we…

UPDATE: Diabetes Educators are now Diabetes Care and Education Specialists!

We want you to be among the first to know, that there is a change in the professional name of the healthcare professionals who work with you to manage your diabetes.  Hopefully in your journey with diabetes, you’ve come in contact with nurses, dietitians and pharmacists – who refer to themselves as a “diabetes educator”.…

Developing A Diabetes Sick Day Plan

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE When someone is not feeling well, their blood glucose can go high even if they are eating less than normal.  It is important to have a plan in place to be prepared days when someone is not feeling their best.  Here are examples of situations that are considered…