Mary writes about managing diabetes throughout her college years and as she enters the workplace. Read My Bio
Mary recently graduated from the University of Iowa with dual degrees in English and Communication Studies. She has also began a new position as a reporter. She has had type 1 diabetes for the past fourteen years.
Mary's Latest Posts
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
When it comes to obese, type 2 patients losing weight, certified diabetes educator Kathy O'Keeffe believes some primary care providers take a wait and see approach in their guidance and that too many patients are passive or in denial about their health. She believes people need to be their own advocates and begin a weight loss program immediately.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Even when being proactive about diabetes and much needed supplies, it can sometimes be an exercise in frustration communicating with a large diabetes company.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about an important discovery in stem cell research and provides some personal thoughts on what this breakthrough means to her.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about an unexpected consequence of a medication change and how she knows that she sometimes needs to accept these types of inconveniences as part of her disease management reality.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about revisiting the significance of getting her annual flu shot after an episode dealing with two scary lows one evening.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about trying to move away from the scary what-if scenarios associated with potential diabetes complications, and says it is best to live in the present while caring for her future by continuously keeping up with her glucose management.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about resisting the urge to scold people about their sometimes hurtful comments about diabetes and taking their lack of knowledge about the disease and educating them to provide them with a better understanding.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
As if diabetes wasn't already demanding enough with chasing "good" glucose numbers, with the addition of continuous glucose monitors (CGM), people have the ability to access personal blood glucose data constantly. Mary Rechtoris talks about her battle with the numbers and her CGM and learning to be patient when correcting her blood glucose.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about the significance of having a provider who guides you so you stay on point with your diabetes management.
Friday, January 30, 2015
College student and aspiring writer Mary Rechtoris talks about her experience in learning to advocate for herself after a teacher's assistant was less than understanding about a specific situation while she was dealing with a type 1 related issue.