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How We Mutilate Ourselves

This may be the most disturbing thing I’ve heard about young diabetics yet: “Teenage Diabetics Skip Vital Injections.” Youngsters in Scotland admit reducing their insulin doses because of the pressure to stay slim. Many actually think it’s cool, and I’m sure that goes for plenty here in America as well.
Gadz! Generations of girls have of course been told that you have to suffer to be beautiful, right? But I can’t think of anything scarier…

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Peeing in a Jug

I neglected to mention that along with my recent blood work a few weeks ago, it was also time again for that delightful test in which they send you home with the Penzo-oil size plastic jug to collect a urine sample for 24 hours. When I called the lab to check my blood results a few days after going in, the technician said curtly: “We’ve got the blood results, but nothing on the microalbumin yet.…

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Medicine and Art

I’m a little late in noting that this week’s Grand Rounds of the medical blogs are up, hosted by “Dr. Sanity” Pat Santy. I highlight this for two reasons:
* Pat covers this week’s entries through an unusual tour of Leonardo Da Vinci’s beautifully detailed anatomical drawings. Talk about a man ahead of his time! I like her note that Sigmund Freud once said, “Leonardo da Vinci was like a man who awoke too early…

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Book Reviews: “Fix-It-and-Forget-It” Cooking and Diabetes Travel Fun

So I got my first two review copies of diabetes books last week (the publicists have found me!). What fun!! The first is a new, diabetic version of the “Fix-It-and-Forget-It” Cookbook series by New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good (published in cooperation with the ADA).
With my big family, I love the idea of preparing meals ahead for an easy serve-up at dinner time. Now I don’t happen to own a slow-cooker, but…

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