Life with Diabetes

The Seven Words of Wisdom Contest for Diabetes

Hey All, Michelle actually jumped on my original idea, which was to host an official contest for the best Seven Words of Wisdom for Living with Diabetes. See my start at the end of this morning’s post.
You may or may not be familiar with Michael Pollan’s book “In Defense of Food” and his famous 7-word manifesto: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
Tons of people have jumped on this idea, and the New…

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Car Insurance vs. Health Insurance

Scott Shreeve, an MD and progressive Health 2.0 thinker over at Crossover Healthcare , pinged me on this discussion yesterday. He’s trying to help people understand and see the difference between Health Insurance and Health Care. “People need both, but it blurs to the point of confusion when you try to mix the two in a single financial instrument. Most insurance provides for catastrophic coverage of health related risk, however, it does not function well…

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Life with Diabetes Complications

Lately, I’ve been coming face-to-face with the scary stuff: long-term complications of diabetes. Those of us who haven’t experienced them tend to think that developing complications is the end of the world. Wrong.
For a project I’m working on, I’ve been interviewing people all over the country living with neuropathy, kidney disease, eye disease, heart disease, gastroparesis — you name it. And I’ve learned some very valuable lessons. Please take a read in the March…

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Meet Ranae Whitmore: “Heartgirl” Who Transformed Her Life

Attention, please: This lady knows how it’s done. If you don’t think you can lose weight, get healthy, and turn your life around, read this…
I met Ranae Whitmore at the recent Health 2.0 conference. She was there because she is an example of the most amazing Health 2.0 success story you can imagine. In the last 20 months, this 52-year-old Red Cross employee from Iowa managed to transform herself from morbidly obese and dejected…

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Eat Your Greens

They keep telling us we should eat lots of veggies and fruit. Obviously, veggies are better — if you don’t want to spike your blood sugar, that is (D’OH). Well, I don’t eat nearly as many servings of greens per day as I ought to. And don’t pretend you do, either.
So what are our options then? Disguise the stuff? No, I mean like the celebs do, hiding them inside other foods that seem more…

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