Turn the Page
Travis Grubbs, a professional home inspector and a city Building and Zoning Inspector, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in May of 2006. Travis shares his thoughts and experiences in his column Turn the Page, as a middle-aged male that had to change his life in order to address his diabetes.
Representing the Type 2 Nation
Finding meaning and making an effort that makes a difference.
The importance of warning signs when it comes to diabetes and other situations.
Insurance Claim Frustration
Struggling to appeal a denied insurance claim for mental health coverage.
It's Your Diabetes Sex Life
Sexual health as motivation for blood sugar control.
Fending Off Food Pushers
How to say no so you can stay on track with your weight management.
Preparing for the Big 5-0
Another year older and wiser — what is there to dread?
Stress and Depression
When these conditions became constant companions, it was time to seek help.
What happened when a low blood sugar interfered with a bike ride.
My Most Significant Diabetes Moment
Taking a look back at the year 2011.
My New Type 2 Friend
Everyone should have a friend who understands what you're going through.
Stressed and Frustrated
Struggling to deal with diabetes in a poor economy.
Advocate for Real Choices!
Acknowledging milestones while continuing the fight against type 2 diabetes.
Honoring a Mother's Role
Celebrate your mothers, moms, and mamas this Mother's Day.
Motivation to keep up with your diabetes health.
My Year in Review
Making your diabetes story a great one.
The Business of Diabetes
A matter of paying for adequate healthcare.
A Dog Person (Not a People Person)
When it comes to diabetes, dogs are definitely this man's best friend.
Riding My Bike
And reaping the benefits.
I Wish My Doctor Had Diabetes
Looking for professionalism and empathy in the doctor's office.
The Healthy Type 2 Diabetic
Not just a myth?
Ambushed By the New Year
When January 1st sneaks up on you.
More Harm Than Good?
Does the latest JDRF Frosty fundraiser really help anyone?
Inked For Diabetes
Our fearless advocate Travis gets a permanent medical alert – in the form of a diabetes tattoo.
There's a Fungus Among Us
Diabetes ailments aren't just limited to blood sugar highs and lows.
Stem Cell Beliefs
We may share the same disease, but we don't all share the same position on stem cell research.
The Type 2 Safety Net
Diabetes support has a huge impact on our overall health.
Refusing To Accept "Not Bad"
Even with diabetes, good food can be a delicious part of life!
The unruly side of blood sugar testing.
On the hunt for game and good blood sugar numbers.
Dealing with the metformin side effects.
What are the real benchmarks of good control?
To Criticize Or Not To Criticize
Words can lift you up as well as tear you down – take heed!
The time to get serious about this threat is now!
Reactions to Diabetes
When to tell, what to say, and how to handle people's reactions.
Addressing My Issues
Dealing with life's issues, one decade at a time.
A Cure for Diabetes
Evaluating these advertised "cures" with a critical eye.
A New Low
The surprise ‘sneak attack' of a low blood sugar.
A Type 2 Bias?
Commiting to educating the public, regardless of "type."
Our Overweight Society
Control the size of your meals and control the size of yourself.
When Travis Met Type 2 Diabetes
There are no guarantees, but there is always hope.
dLife's Daily Living columnists are not all medical experts, but everyday people living with diabetes and sharing their personal experiences. While their method of diabetes management may work for them, everyone is different. Please consult with your diabetes care team to find out what will work best for you.
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