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“Diabetes Spoken Here”

Someone asked this on a message board lately: “how come I’m the only one fiddling with my meter in restaurants and injecting in public bathrooms? Where ARE all these millions of brothers and sisters with diabetes?! I sure wish I could find some in real life.”
Well, there’s always the Internet. I’m all over this concept in my recent dLife “family affair” column: one of the best things you can do for yourself is find…

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Mendosa’s New Blog & The D-Blog Awards

Veteran diabetes writer David Mendosa, whose comprehensive web site has served as a resource for so many of us, has joined the ranks of D-bloggers! He’s begun writing a Type 2 Blog for a company called Choice Media, which owns Health Central, DrKoop.com, HealthScout and hundreds of other web sites. Mendosa will now include much of his previous newsletter content in the new blog. Some of his first entries discuss the Gylcemic Index, Worst Pills,…

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Mendosa’s New Blog & The D-Blog Awards

Veteran diabetes writer David Mendosa, whose comprehensive web site has served as a resource for so many of us, has joined the ranks of D-bloggers! He’s begun writing a Type 2 Blog for a company called Choice Media, which owns Health Central, DrKoop.com, HealthScout and hundreds of other web sites. Mendosa will now include much of his previous newsletter content in the new blog. Some of his first entries discuss the Gylcemic Index, Worst Pills,…

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(Devilish) Raynaud’s Syndrome

Ever heard of Raynaud’s Syndrome? Nobody seems to be able to confirm whether this odd circulation disorder is related to diabetes, but I have my suspicions.
Also known as Raynaud’s Phenomenon (or Raynaud’s Disease), this is a condition involving “periodic episodes of reduced blood supply in the extremeties when exposed to cold or sudden temperature changes.” Meaning your fingers and toes go white and numb and become pretty much useless for a period of time.…

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Post-Turkey-Day Post

PRE-TURKEY: I hit the weekend with a fierce determination to get my glucose levels down, while being the ultra-efficient mother-cook-hostess, of course. Dose aggressively for bowl of wheat-free breakfast cereal – check. Drop the girls at school – check. Drive straight to Safeway for early am shopping with my plucky 3-year-old in tow, delighted that I shall “beat the holiday rush” – check. But NOooo. Others have arrived before me. Many of them. And the…

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