Blog posts by Leslie Merklin-Barber

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Living Well - 5 Min Read
A Day in the Life with Diabetes
“You have diabetes” can be a difficult diagnosis to hear. Overlake's Leslie Merklin-Barber, a certified diabetes educator who has type 1 diabetes, recounts the day she was diagnosed with the disease and how the condition affects her day-to-day life.
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Living Well - 6 Min Read
The 3 Types of Supporters for Those with Diabetes
When you have diabetes, friends and family may be supportive, but sometimes they can also cause you more stress. Overlake diabetes educator Leslie Merklin-Barber talks about the three types of supporters, as well as the dos and don'ts of supporting someone with diabetes.
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Living Well - 5 Min Read
Hypo- and Hyperglycemia When You Have Diabetes
When living with diabetes, it is important to keep your glucose level within your target range to help slow or prevent the onset of complications like hypo- and hyperglycemia. Overlake certified diabetes educator Leslie Merklin-Barber reviews the causes, symptoms and treatments of these conditions.