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Balancing Diabetes

“Balancing diabetes” sounds like an impossible feat, but it’s one that I, and thousands of others, attempt to do every day as we live with this disease.  This book is for us, as a community of like-pancreased people.  Many people I love and respect shared their perspectives, and I’m proud to share their thoughts with you.

Balancing Diabetes, by Kerri Sparling

“When a person receives a diagnosis of diabetes, he or she starts a process of adjusting and making sense of the new normal living with a chronic disease. A large part of that adjustment is figuring out how to balance diabetes with all the intricacies of a life outside of diabetes care. In Balancing Diabetes, diabetes online community blogger Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives. Whether adult or child, type 1 or type 2, spouse or caregiver, male or female, people in the diabetes world will find themselves in this book and be inspired by the commonality of that continuing search for balance.”

Balancing Diabetes:  Conversations about finding happiness and living well is available now!  You can order through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, as well as downloading a digital copy to your e-reader.   You can follow the Balancing Diabetes Facebook page for updates, or my Twitter account (@sixuntilme).

And now here are some links to things you don’t necessarily have to like (or “like”):

REVIEWS of BALANCING DIABETES:

Thanks for your support of this project, and for your patience while I promote it.  Questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!  And thanks again.

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  1. donna floyd #

    keri-
    I am looking for some help for a friend of mine that is 16 and is a competitive volleyball player. She is struggling with post delayed lows after intense evening practices. They are using all the guided maintenance and doctor directions and she is still going low every night after practice. Herr mom is my best friend and I am just researching some different sources to try and find someone who has experienced this and might have some suggestions to try.
    Any thoughts?
    Donna FLoyd

    01/15/14; 9:51 pm
    • Laura Lawler #

      Donna –

      I have a very active 10 year old son and we struggled with this during football. A couple of things we found:

      1. the first hour of practice was intense conditioning and he would tend to go low during that time – so we were fixing that during practice.

      2. the 2nd hour of practice was drilling – therefore causing an adrenaline rush for him – so he was usually high after practice.

      3. he was hungry after practice so it was time to eat.

      4. to help avoid the post practice low – knowing that he had adrenaline pumping through his veins, we found that blousing for the meal only – and not for a high BG correction – helped eliminate the post practice low. He would eat and bolus for the meal and then we’d check 2 hours later and if he was still high we’d correct then – usually he was right on target.

      Don’t know if she gets the same adrenaline rush with volleyball but it’s worth a try.

      Laura

      01/16/14; 2:33 pm
    • Jim Guarnera #

      Hi Donna.

      I am a Type 1 diabetic of 28 years, and a competitive racquetballer, and deal with similar issues. I didn’t notice if your friend is insulin dependent.

      If so, take less insulin on the day of any competition. How much less needs to be tested, but err on the side of too little insulin, and then over time you will be able to pretty closely monitor your dosages, and high energy foods (sugars) prior to and following any high energy competitive activity.

      I’ve been able to maintain a less than 6.0 A1C over the years.

      Jim Guarnera
      Jim.guarnera@2020brands.com

      12/1/14; 6:17 pm
  2. This is just amazing, so very proud of you!

    01/16/14; 11:44 pm
  3. type 1 mommy #

    My copy just arrived, I can’t wait to read it!!

    02/20/14; 2:17 pm
  4. Sandy Brooks #

    Kerry, I just finished reading your book. Awesome read!!! Way to go!!!

    I loved the way you included the experiences of other T1D. It was very interesting & I learned a few tips on different ways to manage my day to day diabetes activities.

    Thanks for writing such an amazing book! I thoroughly enjoyed every word!!!

    Thank you for doing all you do to advocate for all types od diabetes!!

    02/28/14; 1:10 am
  5. Yana #

    Dear Kerry,

    I ‘ve ordered your book yesterday and just have finished reading it.
    It is amazingl! It came in a moment when I needed to hear all those stories and remind me that I am not alone and there are others who felt the same way.
    Your words made me smile and cry, and I trully thank you for that.
    I thank you for your positive energy and motivation. Keep smiling and be healthy! 🙂

    03/13/14; 11:45 am
  6. Thanks for mention of the book review I wrote. Great book it is!

    03/16/14; 6:38 pm
  7. I’m really looking forward to this book because as a new Type 1 Diabetic I have to have as much information as I can get.

    07/21/14; 7:11 pm
  8. I have not tested my cholesterol since august ’09. I plan to do it again in august of this year. The way I eat, is the best way to maintain cholesterol in my opinion… I’m not concerned what the numbers say.

    02/23/15; 12:06 pm
  9. Hi, Kerri!

    I’m reading your book now! My sister is struggling to lose weight due to diabetes.

    I expect to find some good material related to food and meals, hormones and also exercises.

    I’m more healthy savy them the rest of my family, so I’m the one who look for good sources of information for everybody, lol.

    Thanks for your time writing this book!

    Thanks!

    12/7/15; 2:03 pm
  10. Kerri, going to buy it now! Probably right a review (if so, send you a messenge!)

    😉

    12/11/15; 12:15 pm
  11. Hi, Kerri!
    I’m reading your book now! My sister is struggling to lose weight due to diabetes.
    I expect to find some good material related to food and meals, hormones and also exercises.
    I’m more healthy savy them the rest of my family, so I’m the one who look for good sources of information for everybody, lol.
    Thanks for your time writing this book!
    Thanks!

    06/19/16; 10:07 am
  12. Raquell #

    Amazing!

    07/25/16; 1:57 pm
  13. Fernando #

    My mother has diabetes already do a few years, plans to help her control this evil, his book came at the right time

    10/12/16; 5:51 pm
  14. Alessandra #

    Hi, Kerri!

    My mother is trying to lose weight due to diabetes.

    Thanks! 🙂

    Carol

    11/12/16; 3:52 am
  15. I am quite anxious so that I can begin to read your book. I want to help my mother-in-law, who currently owns Diabetes type 1.

    Thanks for the material

    11/24/16; 7:09 am
  16. Rodney #

    Reading this article, I wonder, how warriors are those people who fight against diabetes. My congratulations to them and to you, for making quality content

    11/29/16; 12:11 am
  17. Thanks for mention of the book review I wrote. Great book it is!

    12/20/16; 6:58 pm

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