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Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

Cranberry Cornbread

November, you snuck up on me.  Every year November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Time to bring awareness to a disease that effects so many.  As a diabetes educator, I work with folks who have diabetes most of the days I am at work, and they are amazing.  Diabetes has so many layers to it.  We talk about self-care all the time, but then you throw in self-managing a disease.  It can be overwhelming.  I think a common misconception is also that this disease defines a person.  I hear people all the time say “I am a diabetic” nope, you are a person “with diabetes.” A very wise mentor of mine, reminded me of this very early in my training and it is so true.  You have diabetes, it is not something you are, it does not define you and it definitely does not need to hold you back!   Those with diabetes out there, if you are feeling like you need more support in managing your diabetes, I encourage you to reach out, ask to speak with your diabetes educator or seek counseling and…