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“The Diabetes Song” and Other Must-See D-Video

Have you heard of YouTube.com? It’s a place to post homemade videos, and thus “broadcast yourself” to the world. Just for fun, I decided to find out if anyone was making videos on the disease at hand — and guess what? They are!
Search for the term “diabetes” on that site, and you get an array of quick-flicks ranging from irreverant parodies of Wilford Brimley for the Big D to child’s diagnosis in claymation.
Do…

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Nip and Tuck

As you can see, DiabetesMine.com has undergone a bit of a makeover over the weekend. No worries, it’s still “the yellow blog,” because I didn’t want to part with my sunny background, even though my designer friend suggested it. I just love the figure in the Pile ‘O Gold: pretty much sums up how I feel* about this blog (and you, too?)
Hopefully the new look is coming off “cleaner” and easier to read all-around.…

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Downside to Crossing the Border

Many Latinos come to America for the promise of a better life. While they may gain new possessions and freedoms, recent reports also show that this new life has a downside: damaging their health. The American diet of carb-rich, fat-rich, supersized foods is not doing them any good; the rising instance of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes among the Latino population here is a growing cause of concern. And so many of them remain without…

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Manna from Chocolate Heaven

I’m
not usually one to plug products. But every once in a while, something
comes along that is too fabulous to keep to yourself. This time, Kathy
Moskal, president of Vere Goods, wrote to me about her product after reading of
my diabetes/gluten-related chocolate
laments. She was kind enough to send me some samples, and I must say, I
feel like I’ve found Healthy Dark Chocolate Nirvana.
Vere
is a chocolate product that’s a natural…

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Your Medical History on a Stick

Thinking it over, my last post didn’t really do justice to those USB flash drives specially designed to let you carry your medical records with you. (In Germany they call them “Sticks,” while a cell phone is called a “Handy” … pragmatic language)
Considering that we PWDs are constantly told to carry our full medical records along with us when we travel, the idea of putting it all on a tiny little stick is actually…

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