This Just In…

OMG, I usually don’t bother passing along every tidbit submitted to Google News syndication, but here are some very noteworthy headlines off the wire today:Newspaper_delivery_girl

Two Presidential Candidates Announce Plans to Cure Diabetes
Wired News
Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) and former Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) both indicated that they wanted to cure diabetes during Monday night’s debate. Bold proposals, but the debate format prevented them from detailing their paths toward this goal…

Quotable: “Senator Chris Dodd’s (D-Connecticut) announcement ‘may have been a mistake, as he was addressing a video asking about Alzheimer’s…’ ” Oy vey.

An Alternative to Starbucks for People With Diabetes
Diabetes Health (press release)
Not a good idea if you have diabetes, but then again, depriving yourself is no fun either. What to do, what to do…. Well, now you can drink up with the rest of the nation’s thirty million coffee imbibers, because the New York Coffee Company is bottling a pretty fair substitute for those calorie-laden coffee shop lattes. Called “Iced ‘Spresso,” they’re sweetened with Splenda and have only 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and 11 grams of carbs in a 9.5 ounce bottle…

Quotable: “If you happen to live in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Chicago, they’re available in stores. Otherwise, go online at to make your order.

Diabetic and Determined
New York Times
WHEN Missy Foy, a professional ultra-distance runner, was told she had Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago, she “totally freaked out,” she said … and she worried that the diagnosis signaled the end of her athletic career. ‘(The doctors) thought it would be too difficult, too stressful, to balance insulin and the intensity of training.’ No more. Today athletes with Type 1 diabetes are blasting out of the starting gate in full force…

Quotable: “As (founder of Team Type 1) Phil Southerland, who checks his blood sugar 18 to 25 times a day, put it, ‘We are essentially the C.E.O.’s of our own bodies and we don’t get a break from them.’

There you have it. The media is all over diabetes. (How can they resist?)

Personally, I’m already salivating over those low-carb lattes! Harboring a bit of Up Yours, Starbucks, too, for tempting me with its many luscious glucose bombs.

Ooh, and btw, if you’re planning to get a bikini wax and you happen to have Type 1 diabetes, be careful. Be very, very careful.


2 Responses

  1. Hannah
    Hannah July 26, 2007 at 2:03 pm | | Reply

    Whether I was diabetic or not, I’d CONTINUE to avoid the bikini wax. Ew, no thanks waxers of the world. I’ll stick to just my eyebrows.

  2. Island in the Net
    Island in the Net July 29, 2007 at 7:29 am | | Reply

    The news is welcome..and so was the…umm…leggy newspaper delivery person.

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