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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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Gluten-Free Read

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I also suffer from gluten intolerance, an inability to digest gluten (also called celiac disease) that affects an estimated 3 million Americans — 1 percent of the population. I read somewhere that upwards of 30% of Type 1 diabetics also suffer from this additional, genetic auto-immune disorder. Still, one hears very little about this potentially life-threatening syndrome.
Viola! My “local” newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle,…

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Happy Cows

Another fascinating diabetes discovery that I take with a big grain of salt (pun intended): Forbes reports today that consumption of low-fat dairy products may lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes in men.
A study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data on more than 41,000 healthy men over 12 years -– and found that “each serving-per-day increase in total dairy intake was associated with a…

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dLife on Sex and Scallops

I wanted to mention that we finally caught the dLife show this past Sunday afternoon (usually a challenging time for us to get in front of the TV). It wasn’t half bad! I was pretty down on the premiere, I admit, but this episode was more lively and interesting by far.
They talked openly about sex (which will liven up any show!), and emphasized the importance of partner communication when it comes to diabetic “issues”…

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