Posts by Rikke Fung

My experience with T1DM and Exercise from Ann Kennedy CDE

Doing exercise and managing your diabetes can provide a real challenge. In fact for me it provided one of the biggest challenges I have faced with managing my diabetes.  Until six years ago I had never really entertained the idea of getting into too much exercise – I would go for a walk most mornings…

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It’s Christmas time!!

Merry Christmas to Everyone! Only 3 more weeks to go and Christmas is here. I love Christmas because it is just a wonderful and joyous time. Food and drinks are definitely a big part of the Christmas. However, it could be quite stressful for people who live with diabetes……. Would my blood glucose levels be…

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Diabetes awareness month written by CDE Kate Mundy

November is diabetes awareness month. My Facebook feed is full of helpful informative facts and personal journeys designed to raise awareness on the detection and management of Diabetes. So, I thought it would only be appropriate that I commented. This November, I would like to raise awareness for tolerance and empathy amongst our own community.…

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To snack or NOT to snack??

Recently, I have a few conversations about “to snack” OR “not to snack”. Lots of people believe that they need to snack three times per day because of the diabetes, even if they are not hungry. While some people think because they need to lose weight, they will skip food as much as they could including…

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Injecting Technique (written by Mrs. Katrina McNalty, RN CDE):

  Injecting at the proper depth and site is an important part of good injection technique. Most healthcare professionals recommend that insulin be injected in the subcutaneous fat, which is the layer of fat just below the skin. If you inject too deep, the insulin could go into muscle, where it’s absorbed faster but might not…

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