A thought-provoking, yet interesting question: can managing your blood sugar be as simple as what you don’t know? I think so. As a daughter, sister and wife of family members living with type 2 and type 1 diabetes, I want to share with you what I have learned not only as a family member living with diabetes, but as a columnist diabetes radio host, podcast interviewer, video producer, former diabetes supply store owner, healthcare professional educator and author. Information is power! Making informed medical decisions can save your life by delaying or preventing diabetes complications. I call this being “diabetes literate”. As a case in point, the historic 1993 Diabetes in Control and Complications Trial Study was so conclusive in determining how intensive control of blood sugars dramatically decreases your probability of experiencing complications, that the study was ended early. As an author and AskNadia columnist (ranked #1 by Google), named “Best Diabetes Blog for 2017 by Healthline and with 24 nominations, my passion lies in being a diabetes advocate and teaching you how to advocate for yourself. I was not only born into a type 2 diabetes family but also married a type 1. I was propelled at a young age into “caretaker mode,” and with my knowledge of the scarcity of resources, support, and understanding for people with diabetes, co-founded Diabetes Interview, now Diabetes Health magazine. Sugar Happy-Your Diabetes Health Guide in Achieving Your Best Blood Sugars and Letting Go of Your Diabetes Complication Fears will help you understand: ~ Why diabetes is overwhelming. You are not alone. ~ How to cope with diabetes burnout. ~ How to bring down a blood sugar when your glucose meter reads 200 mg/dl or 4.4 mmol/L. ~ Why you can wake up with a high or low blood sugar. ~ Why exercise raises blood sugars. ~ Type 2- going on insulin does not make you a failure. ~ How to avoid or delay diabetes complications. ~ Which diet is best for you. ~ The important role of medical devices. ~The discouraging cost of diabetes and how it can lead to denial and the worst possible outcomes. ~ Financial help with your diabetes supplies and how to apply for them. This book is birthed out of my knowledge, experience and one-on-one interactions with people living with diabetes. I think you will appreciate their personal stories in addition to the medical information it provides. Without a doubt, Sugar Happy can be used as a guide to help you prevent or delay diabetes complications. About The Author: Nadia’s adeptness in diabetes health comes from more than 28 years’ experience as a caregiver, managing the myriad of Type 1, Type 2 and pre-diabetes related issues in her own family, as well as from the knowledge acquired through her devoted and passionate tenure as the publisher of the prominent Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Professional and Diabetes Health Pharmacist magazines. Nadia has received 24 nominations and awards for her work as a diabetes advocate.
The most recent is from WeGoHealth.Com for ” The Advocating for Another nomination.” She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and other major cable networks. Her publications, medical supply business, and website have been cited, recognized and published in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Ann Landers advice column, former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca foundation, Entrepreneur magazine, Houston News, Phili.com, Brand Week, Drug Topics, and many other media outlets. Author's Nominations and Awards:: Nominated for the Health Activist Award by wegohealth.com for “The Advocating for Another” 2018 Named Best Diabetes Blog for 2017 by Healthline Named one of the top 50 influencer blogs by BenfComplete.Com 2017 Diabetes Health magazine nominated for " Best Special Interest/Consumer print magazine" by WPA in 2016, 2017 Diabetes Health magazine nominated for "Best in Health" by WPA in 2003, 2013 and 2015