Welcome to DIY (Do It Yourself) Diabetes with Marci Page Sloane

Have You Ever?

Your doctor tells you, your friends and family confirm it and that high blood sugar reading surely finalizes it – you have diabetes. It’s so difficult to hear about all the “shoulds” and “should nots” while you’re still coming to grips with the fact that you have a disease with so many possible complications. You wonder how you will be able to stay healthy? How will you self-manage or control this disease and live your life? How can you learn to “do-it-yourself?"

Controlling diabetes is a process and I am here to assist in that process. You are at the right place to begin taking steps toward understanding and implementing some changes in your lifestyle. I understand that it is difficult to make changes and it’s especially frightening when you are doing so to save your own life.

My “Have you Ever” vignettes are designed to take some of the fear out of your diabetes learning experience. These real-life situations allow you to more easily understand how to cope with day-to-day living with diabetes. It’s okay to laugh a bit, it doesn’t diminish the seriousness of the disease, rather it shows that you’re already seeing that there is life after diabetes, one you will continue to enjoy.

~ Marci

P.S. Do you have a real-live funny, heart-warming, inspirational or educational story you would like to share? Share your diabetes story now.

Marci Sloane, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator with a degree in Nutrition and Physiology from Teachers College at Columbia University. Marci is the author of The Diet Game: Playing for Life! More about Marci Sloane

The goal of Destination Diabetes is to be a useful and credible resource for the more than 20 million children and adults who have diabetes in the U.S. and their families. Destination Diabetes provides information on a wide range of diabetes health and wellness topics. Articles are written or reviewed by diabetes advisors who have experience in diabetes education.