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Post-Gym Observations: ADA’s Faux Paz Could be Fatal

I have returned from the gym, triumphant (!) -– having learned that after a week-and-a-half of slouching, I am not totally out of shape. In fact, I worked out harder than ever, like a maniac even, thinking of Kerri all the while with tears in my eyes. Ugh…
Now I see that the news is spreading that Richard Kahn, the chief scientific and medical officer with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), has managed a foot-in-mouth…

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My Worst Fears

I live in mortal fear that I’ll screw up one night and take a large dose of Novolog instead of the required long-acting Lantus. (Which would of course mean hypoglycemic coma.) Or one sleepy morning I’ll take my dose of Lantus again, by accident, and overdose that way. It would be SO EASY to do. Most nights (and mornings) I’m half asleep when I inject anyway. I WILL make a mistake one day soon, and…

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Another Perspective on Brinkmann vs. Coke: Sugar-Sick

I chatted with my husband about the Brinkmann vs. Coca-Cola case tonight, and he threw me for a loop: “Of course these cases are ridiculous, but I think they serve an important purpose,” he said.
“They do?!”
“Yes, of course. Naturally Coca-Cola didn’t cause that man’s diabetes, but have you seen their marketing? They make Coke look like a nutrititous part of any diet, like something you can drink gallons of without any effect,” he…

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Litigation Madness

I should be chuckling about the German man who tried to sue Coca-Cola recently for ostensibly causing his diabetes. But I’m gritting my teeth instead.
One of the things I’ve always loved about Europe was the fact that people seemed to be more grounded over there. They didn’t try to sue for silly things like a cup of steaming hot coffee that they supposedly didn’t know could burn them.
But now it seems that just…

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Words AND Images

Some of you may have noticed that I have mastered the skill of posting both words and images here on my blog. What an Internet Wizardess I’ve become! Yet another enhancement for which I can thank the diabetes! In any case, I had a rough day yesterday — involving battery acid on my favorite jeans! and lots of small children covered head-to-toe in homemade “schlud” (schloppy mud, they tell me), and some of those kids…

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